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:
This survey is designed to gain a better understanding of how educators use technology in their teaching, their level of experience with technology, and their comfort with and attitudes toward technology.
Survey sections include:
- Technology Access and Support
- Preparation for Technology Use
- Perceptions of Technology Use
- Confidence and Comfort Using Technology
- Technology Integration
- Teacher & Student Use of Technology
- Technology Skills and Usefulness
Results from this survey help identify professional development needs at the teacher, school, or larger aggregate levels. More about the TUPS....
This tool is designed to guide principals, teachers, and others through the process of evaluating the level of technology integration within a particular lesson. When completed, the tool indicates a profile for the observed lesson in terms of the Technology Integration Matrix. With multiple observations, the TIM-O helps evaluators get a clear picture of the professional development needs of the teacher to support further technology integration. More about the TIM-O....
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 project including: identification of a question, description of the context, data collection, analysis, and the creation of findings. In each step, ARTI guides teachers in recording the necessary details that are then saved to a central database for each instance of TIM-Tools. More about ARTI....
The TIM Tools Administrative Center gives administrators the ability to upload lists of schools and members, assign observers, administer member passwords, and generate reports. The district version also allows the grouping of schools into zones for assigning administrative and observation responsibilities. The Administrative Center provides great flexibility in how the TIM-O is used. One school might limit observer status to upper-level administrators. Another school might include department heads and team leaders as observers. Still another might grant observer status to all faculty members so that they can conduct peer observations. Reports of all completed observations can be viewed in the Administrative Center or downloaded as a spreadsheet. More about the Admin Center....
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 both the TUPS and the TIM-O as well as an administrative center to manage both tools. 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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