The TIM system includes a variety of different data collection tools, both quantitative and qualitative, designed to inform decision-making and alignment of resources at the classroom, school, and district levels. These tools include:
Gathering data to support decision-making
This online survey provides essential information about the current teacher use and perceptions of technology. The results can be used to collect baseline data for special initiatives, inform technology purchase decisions, identify professional development needs, and facilitate coaching in the use of instructional technology. The TUPS looks at what teachers believe....[more]
Documenting the pedagogical dimensions of classroom technology use
The TIM-O is a flexible tool for classroom walkthroughs that can be used for formative feedback, peer coaching, grant evaluation, or professional development planning. The TIM-O is a web-based system that works on any device and requires no software installation. It's designed to guide principals, teachers, and others through the process of evaluating....[more].
Pushing the frontiers of great teaching with technology
As teachers increase integration of technology in their classrooms, they begin to take more responsibility for ensuring its effective use with students. The ARTI tool provides a framework for teachers to design and conduct their own action research projects. ARTI takes teachers through the five basic steps of an action research projects. ARTI guides....[more]
Managing three instruments from a single interface
An Admin Center for people who have no time for manuals. The processes for uploading schools and members, assigning administrators and observers, viewing summary usage reports and other common tasks are all explained within the Center. Most importantly, the Admin Center is where you will access your TIM Tools data. Pasting the raw data into....[more]
Getting Started with TIM Tools
The TIM Tools provide data to help answer questions about classroom technology use. They don't tell you what your goals should be because, when it comes to technology in education, one size definitely does not fit all. Instead, these tools help you identify the needs of your educational community, they provide data that you can use to differentiate professional development for teachers, and they help you measure change over time. In addition, the tools can support self-reflection, coaching, and can provide evaluation data for grants and other initiatives.
TIM Tools - Annual Subscription Rates
An annual TIM Tools subscription includes the TUPS, TIM-O, and ARTI, as well as an administrative center to manage all three evaluation instruments. Subscriptions run 12 months from date of purchase. The school version is limited to a single school. The district version manages as many individual schools as needed. We accept school or district purchase orders and are happy to provide a written quote if your institution requires it.
Once paid in full, the school/district is granted a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, limited license to TIM Tools, which expires annually on the original order date, for use by the school/district's employees.
Please email your licensing requests to TIM@fcit.us.
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