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WHERE ARE YOU NOW - AND WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE?

INTRODUCTION

Purpose

Use this questionnaire to indicate your current ability in terms of your experience and skills,
knowledge and understanding about teaching with ICT. The questionnaire is also part of your
application to participate in the Diploma in Teaching with ICT.

SECTION A

USING ICT RESOURCES - YOUR SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

1        Use of applications

         Place an X in the column that best describes your ability in the skills, knowledge and
         understanding described. For example, if you have never switched on a computer and
         cannot do this you would place an X in the “I do not know this” column as shown below.

    Skill, knowledge and understanding         I do not     I can do        I can do        I am an
                                              know this     this with      this on my        expert
                                                               help            own
Switch on the computer                               X

         Now complete this table in a similar way.

            Skill, knowledge and understanding            I do not       I can     I can     I am an
                                                            know        do this   do this     expert
                                                             this        with     on my
                                                                         help       own
1.1     File management: Name, rename, save and
        open files, create and manage folders
1.2     Use a program help menu
1.3     Browse the Internet: Type a web site address,
        find the web site and navigate the web site
1.4     Use a web search tool: Find information by
        typing or selecting keywords in a search tool
        on the Internet
1.5     Word processor: Type text documents, create
        a table such as this one, add an image
1.6     Spreadsheet: Create a simple spreadsheet,
        enter numerical data, use simple formulae
1.7     Spreadsheet: Draw a chart (graph)
1.8     Database: Create a simple database
1.9     Presentation: Create a presentation with
        images and background design
1.10    Presentation: Create a presentation with
        animations
1.11    Graphics: Adapt a photograph or sketch to suit
        my needs
1.12    Web design: Create a web site
1.13    E-mail: Receive and send e-mail with
        attachments

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2     Using ICT to produce key documents in subject teaching

      Place an X in the column that best describes your ability in the skills, knowledge and
      understanding described.


          Skill, knowledge and understanding             I do not   I can do     I can     I am an
                                                           know     this with   do this     expert
                                                            this       help     on my
                                                                                  own
2.1   Create documents relating to your planning
2.2   Create documents you give to students
2.3   Create documents you will use to assess
      students
2.4   Create documents you will use to capture
      student data
2.5   Download information from the Internet that will
      help you in your teaching



3     Using ICT for professional use

      Place an X in the column that best describes your ability in the skills, knowledge and
      understanding described.


          Skill, knowledge and understanding             I do not   I can do     I can     I am an
                                                           know     this with   do this     expert
                                                            this       help     on my
                                                                                  own
3.1   Use ICT as an administration aid - report
      writing, record keeping and analysis
3.2   Create ICT documents relating to management
      e.g. forms and quality assurance
3.3   Search for and find information that can
      improve professional practice
3.4   Join professional discussion groups on the
      Internet and seek help and support
3.5   Communicate with colleagues by e-mail




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4      Awareness of issues related to using ICT

       Place an X in the column that best describes your awareness of the issues described.

                          Issue                       I am not    I know a      I am     I am an
                                                      aware of       little    aware      expert
                                                         this    about this    of this   on this
                                                        issue       issue      issue       issue
4.1    My institution’s ICT policy
4.2    The need for Internet information to be
       reliable and accurate
4.3    The importance of assessing content more
       than assessing appearance of presentation
4.4    Health and safety of learners using ICT
4.5    Security of passwords
4.6    Need to back-up data
4.7    Issues of plagiarism and copyright
4.8    Government ICT policy


5      Experience of using ICT in teaching

       Place an X in the column that best describes your experience using ICT in teaching.

                       Experience                      I have     I have a     I have    I am an
                                                         not       done a       done      expert
                                                        done       little of     this
                                                         this         this
5.1    Using ICT with individual learners
5.2    Using ICT with small groups
5.3    Using ICT with whole class groups
5.4    Using a single computer for demonstration
5.5    Working with a network of computers
5.6    Using ICT to work with learners with special
       educational needs
5.7    Using ICT to work with learners who are high
       attainers
5.8    Using web based materials to support
       teaching and learning
5.9    Identifying situations where ICT can support
       investigative work
5.10   Identifying cases where it is more effective
       not to use ICT
5.11   identifying cases where the use of ICT is
       beneficial
5.12   Using devices such as the printer, scanner,
       data projector or electronic whiteboard




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SECTION B

                          EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers here. Think about each question. How confident are you
about the aspect in question?

Write some brief notes for yourself in the comments box (it will expand to fit the length of your text).

1      Do you feel you use ICT to fullest and best effect to achieve subject-related learning
       objectives?




2      Do you feel you use ICT sufficiently in planning to meet learners’ needs?




3      Do you feel you that you put enough time and thought into organising and managing the
       learning environment with ICT including issues relating to health and safety and layout?




4      Do you have problems identifying the needs of individual learners e.g. arising from
       different levels of ability, levels of ICT skill, special educational needs?




5      Do you feel you sufficiently evaluate subject specific and non-subject specific software?




6      Do you encourage learners to gain ICT skills in the context of subject teaching using the
       correct terminology?




7      Do you feel you are up to date in your knowledge of appropriate ICT resources for
       learners in your subject and/or age phase and/or curriculum area?




8      Do you know where to seek additional knowledge and information about ICT in general and
       ICT resources related to your particular subject?




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