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BASELINE DATA for STATEWIDE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN

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BASELINE DATA for STATEWIDE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN The Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) are seeking baseline data to define the current state of digital capacity
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BASELINE DATA for STATEWIDE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN The Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) are seeking baseline data to define the current state of digital capacity and network access for the purpose of teaching and learning. The Regional Information Centers and Big 5 Cities across New York State have agreed to assist in the dissemination of this survey and ask that you please fill out this online survey by June 30, If you have questions about the RIC connection or ISP connection provided by your city please call your RIC Director or city contact. Thank you for taking the time to share this information. The following paragraphs provided by the State Education Department serve as explanation of terms referenced in the survey. Please read through to assist in your filling out of the questions that follow. One goal in the draft outline of the Statewide Educational Technology Plan is: New York's technology infrastructure supports teaching and learning in all environments. Digital Capacity and Network Access for the Purpose of Teaching and Learning can be defined as: 1. High-speed network access (connectivity, bandwidth, and Internet access) 2. Computing technology and digital devices for teaching and learning (technology configuration for educational use) 3. Technical support for network and technology operation and use (Human capacity for technical support and maintenance on networking, technology equipment, and internet security/filtering) 4. Support for the integration of technology into the curriculum is defined as professional development. The term professional development or sustained professional development means a comprehensive, substantiated, and intensive approach to improving teachers' and principals' effectiveness in raising student achievement. (National Staff Development council definition used in the reauthorized version of NCLB). High-speed Network Connections For the network connection, four bandwidths are specified for a desirable technology rich learning environment: 1. External connection from the district to the RIC or ISP measured in gbs or mbs 2. Intra-district WAN connections among school buildings in a district, if applicable, measured as less than T1, T3, 10 mbs, 100 mbs or 1gbs. 3. The number of instructional classrooms connected at 10 mbs, 100 mbs, 1 gb, wirelessly connected or not connected at all. 4. WiFi characteristics a. WiFi percentage of building coverage (i.e. 50% of classrooms considering the entire district) b. WiFi device density per access point (i.e. 15 successful concurrent, stable connections per access point) Access to Digital Devices For access to digital devices, which may include computing equipment and digital devices, basic computing technology for classroom instruction across the division of P - 12 institutions often currently includes: --interactive response systems (i.e. clickers) and - document camera as what is expected for basic computing technology for classroom instruction across the division of P - 12 institutions --high speed network connection with sufficient bandwidth for multimedia content access --an interactive white board and a LCD projector (integrated or separate) --a mobile computer or tablet for each classroom teacher --a color laser printer in close proximity to each teachers' classroom --a digital camera/camcorder Technical Support In order for the network and classroom technology to be accessible and functional, technical support staffing is critical to ensure the capacity and access. Technical support staff should be determined as an essential condition for 21st century, technology-rich learning environments. Thank you for reading the informational page. w, please begin the survey. It should take approximately minutes. Page 1 A. District and Region 1. Please identify your RIC or Big 5 District Madison Oneida RIC - MORIC Mid Hudson RIC Lower Hudson RIC - LHRIC South Central RIC - SCRIC Greater Southern Tier - GST RIC Western NY RIC - WNYRIC NERIC Central NY RIC - CNYRIC Monroe RIC Genesee Valley/Wayne Finger Lakes - Edutech Nassau RIC Suffolk RIC Buffalo City Schools Rochester City Schools New York City Yonkers Albany City Schools Other B. Please provide your contact information. We will use the district information to link to other district demographics. We will use your address only to send you the complimentary PDF of the report or to ask for clarification of your answers. 2. First Name Last Name Title Address District Name District City District State District ZIP Page 2 C. What is the source of your Internet access? Choose selection only if it applies. 3. RIC/Boces Primary Provider (RIC/BOCES) Secondary Provider (RIC/BOCES) 4. Cable company Primary Provider (Cable company) Secondary Provider (Cable company) 5. Major telephone company Primary Provider (Major telephone company) Secondary Provider (Major telephone company) 6. Regional or local phone company Primary Provider (Regional or local phone company) Secondary Provider (Regional or local phone company) 7. Wireless Primary Provider (Wireless) 8. Other Secondary Provider (Wireless) D. Bandwidth Needs 9. Do you foresee a problem obtaining sufficient funding, regardless of the source, for your required bandwidth? 10. Do you foresee a problem obtaining sufficient bandwidth, due to your geography? Page 3 E. INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER: CURRENT STATUS (You will be asked to answer these same questions for anticipated status in 2-3 years) 11. If your district uses your RIC for your Internet Service Provider (ISP), what is the RIC's external connection to the ISP? 12. What is the external connection from your district to the RIC or your Internet Service Provider? T1 T1 but 100 mbs 100mbs but 1 gb 1 gb or more T1 T1 but 100 mbs 100mbs but 1 gb 1 gb or more 13. Describe the intradistrict connections within your district or BOCES connecting school instructional buildings: (i.e. 7 at T1, 4 at 10mbs) Total should equal to total # of intradistrict connections. Number at no connection Number at T1 Number = to T1 Number = to 10 mbs Number = to 1 gbs Total number of intradistrict connections (must equal previous 5 responses) Page 4 14. Describe the number of instruction classrooms connected to the network with Internet access in your district or BOCES program. (Numbers under connections should equal the total number of instructional classrooms. CHoose the answer that is closest to the connection speed if your speed is not listed.) Number connected at 10 mb Number connected at 100 mb Number connected at 1 gb Number connected wirelessly Total number of instructional classrooms in your district or BOCES (must equal previous 5 responses) Page 5 15. What is the percentage of coverage of your buildings by WiFi in your entire district or across your BOCES Instructional Programs? (i.e. 50% building coverage) 16. What is the WiFi density per access point? (i.e.15 successful concurrent connections per access point?) 25% 25% to 50% 51% to 75% 76% to 99% 100% Number of successful connections per access point F. ANTICIPATED STATUS in 2-3 years. 17. If you will be increasing the external connection from your district to the RIC or your Internet Service Provider, what will it be in 2-3 years? T1 T1 but 100 mbs 100mbs but 1 gb 1 gb or more NA 18. Describe what will be the intradistrict connections within your district or BOCES connecting school instructional buildings: (i.e. at T1, 4 at 10 mbs) Total should equal to total # of intradistrict connections. Number at no connection Number at T1 Number = to T1 and 10 mbs Number = to 10 mbs Number = to 1 gbs Total number of intradistrict connections (must equal previous 5 responses) Page 6 Continued - ANTICIPATED STATUS in 2-3 years. 19. Describe the number of instructional classrooms you anticipate being connected to the network with Internet access in your district or BOCES Instructional Program in 2-3 years. (Numbers under connections should equal the total number of instructional classrooms.) Number connected at 10 mb Number connected at 100 mb Number connected at 1 gb Number connected wirelessly Total number of instructional classrooms in your district or BOCES 20. What is the anticipated percentage of coverage of your buildings by WiFi in your entire district in 2-3 years? (i.e. 50% building coverage) 25% 25% to 50% 51% to 75% 76% to 99% 100% 21. What is the anticipated WiFi density per access point in 2-3 years? (i.e.15 successful concurrent connections per access point?) Page 7 G. Technology Equipment and Digital Devices: Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional programs with high speed network connection with sufficient bandwidth to assess multimedia and digital content successfully: 22. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms in 2-3 years Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional programs with an interactive white board and a LCD projector (integrated or separate). 23. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms anticipated in 2-3 years Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional programs with a mobile computer or tablet for each classroom teacher. 24. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms anticipated in 2-3 years Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional classrooms with a networked laser color printer easily accessible for student use. 25. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms anticipated in 2-3 years Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional classrooms that have a digital camera/camcorder. 26. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms anticipated in 2-3 years Page 8 Continued - Technology Equipment and Digital Devices: Describe the technical support ratio in your district or BOCES Instructional program. 27. Workstations per 1 FTE - current Workstations per 1 FTE - anticipated in 2-3 years Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional programs with interactive response systems (clickers). 28. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms anticipated in 2-3 years Percentage of classrooms in your district or BOCES Instructional programs with document cameras. 29. % of classrooms currently % of classrooms anticipated in 2-3 years 30. Using the percentages below, describe the sustained professional development for the use of technology in your school district or BOCES Instructional Progrmas curriculum and instruction. (% should equal 100%) % of all classroom teachers that have or = to 5 hours of PD/year % of all classroom teachers that have 6-15 hours of PD/year % of all classroom teachers that have hours of PD/year % of all classroom teachers that have more than 20 hours of PD/year Page 9 H. Learning Management Systems The following section is to determine the use of Learning Management Systems across the state of New York. 31. Are you using a Learning Management System in your district? STOP HERE IF YOU ANSWERED 'NO' TO QUESTION 31. PLEASE CLICK ON 'NEXT' NOW. I. LMS 32. Which Learning Management Systems are you currently using? Please check all that apply. Angel Blackboard Desire2Learn eclassroom Learn.com Microsoft Class Server Moodle PLATO Learning Riverdeep Learning Village Sakai SchoolNet StudyWiz WebCT (t part of Blackboard) Other Page 10 J. INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS AND CLASSROOMS Interactive whiteboards are one of the fastest growing hardware market segments. 33. Does your district or BOCES Instructional Program use interactive whiteboards? 34. What other products do you consider necessary for an interactive classroom? Please check all that apply. Audio amplification Projectors Document cameras Digital cameras Interactive response devices Electronic microscopes Wireless mouse and keyboard Graphing calculators Science probes Interactive writing pads Other Page 11 K. STUDENT ACCESS TO RESOURCES 35. What percent of students in your district or BOCES program are provided a school based account? What % of students currently have provided by the school or BOCES program? What % of students do you anticipate will have in 2-3 years that is provided by the school? 36. Are students in your district or BOCES Instructional Program allowed to use an outside account not provided by the school while on the school's network? If '', name the vendor that is allowed. (for ex.: gmail, yahoo mail, etc.) Name: 37. What percent of students in your district or BOCES Instructional Program are provided a school based wiki for collaborative work? What % of students currently have a wiki provided by the school or BOCES? What % of students do you anticipate having a wiki in 2-3 years that will be provided by the school or BOCES? What is the name of your wiki provider? N/A 38. What percent of students in your district or BOCES Instructional Program are provided blog space to author work or respond to prompts? What is the % of students who currently have a blog space provided by the school or BOCES? What is the % of students you anticipate will have a blog space provided by the school or BOCES in 2-3 years? Page 12 39. Is this current blog space monitored by the teacher? 40. Blog Software Name the blog software used? We do not use blog software L. SOCIAL NETWORKING 41. Do you provide a social networking site for teachers and students? 42. Does the district or BOCES Instructional Program allow social neworking usage in school? 43. Is the social networking site teacher filtered? M. TEACHER/PARENT COMMUNICATION 44. Percentage of teachers using interactive teacher Web pages for assignments and communication to students and parents. What % of teachers currently have interactive teacher web pages? What % of teachers do you anticipate will have interactive teacher web pages in 2-3 years? 45. Do your teachers use a Web Module of your Student Management Systems (SMS) to communicate with parents? % of teachers that use the district SMS to communicate with parents?, our teachers do not use the SMS to communicate with parents Page 13 WEB PAGES CONTINUED 46. Does your district or BOCES program have server based or Web based applications and digital folders for students to remotely access and complete work or work from home on their school based applications? 47. Does your district or BOCES Instructional Program have server based or Web based applications and digital folders for teachers to remotely access to their school resources, files and applications from their home Internet connection? 48. Do you anticipate having the capability for students and teachers to access their school based applications from home in 2-3 years? 49. Does your district or BOCES Instructional Program provide Web space in order for students to create their own Web pages which are monitored by teachers? 50. Please complete the measure of the student per computer ratio per level in your elementary school. Elementary current number of students N. STUDENT PER COMPUTER RATIO Elementary current number of computers Ratio students : computers (for ex: 300 students, 20 computers: 300 : 20 or 6 : 1) 51. Anticipated numbers for your elementary school. Elementary anticipated number of students in 2-3 years Elementary anticipated number of computers in 2-3 years Please calculate ratio: Student : Computer Please Click on NEXT to continue Page 14 Continued - STUDENT PER COMPUTER RATIO 52. Please complete the current measure of the student per computer ratio per level in your Alternative Schools. Alternative schools current number of students Alternative schools current number of computers Please calculate ratio: Students : Computers Alternate Schools in our district 53. Please complete the measure of the student per computer ratio per level anticipated in your Alternative Schools. Alternative schools anticipated number of students in 2-3 years Alternative schools anticipated number of computers in 2-3 years Please calculate ratio: Students : Computers Alternate Schools in our district Please Click on NEXT to continue Page 15 Internet Safety and Appropriate Use of Internet Resources In September, 2008 the State Legislature passed the amendment to Education Law, Section 814, Chapter 545 to require appropriate resources and instruction for students on Internet safety and safe and appropriate use of rich Internet resources. This calls for a balanced approach to Internet safety issues and increased emphasis on educating students to be safe and responsible users of Internet technology. Maximizing value of the resources available through the Internet is the goal. 54. Please describe the extent to which your district or BOCES Instructional program provides instruction for students in Internet safety and safe and appropriate use of rich Internet resources. (Must equal 100%). % of students who receive 1 hour of Internet safety instruction/year % of students who receive 2-5 hours of Internet safety instruction per year % of students who receive 5 hours of Internet safety instruction per year 55. Who delivers instruction to students on Internet safety and safe and appropriate use of rich Internet resources? Library Media Specialist Technology Coordinator Teacher certified in another area n-certified staff Other Please Click on NEXT to continue Page 16 56. Does your district or BOCES Instructional Program use Thin Client computing devices for student use? 57. Does your district or BOCES Instructional Program anticipate using Thin Client computing devices in order to provide computing resources for students in the next 2-3 years? 58. What handheld computing devices does your district use with students for instructional computing? (choose all that apply) 59. Do you anticipate an increase in the use of these types of devices in the next 2-3 years? 60. Does your district use the following interactive digital resources in your classrooms? Choose all that apply. Palm Windows PDA Cell Phone Smart Phone Graphing Calculator Other Digital Manipulatives Interactive Science Labs Multi-User Virtual Environments Other Digital Resources 61. Do you anticipate an increase in the use of these interactive digital resources in the next 2-3 years? Thank you for taking this survey. Please click on 'submit' to submit this survey.
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