Using the TUPS to Target Professional Development

Using the TUPS to Target Professional Development

As part of the TIM Tools suite, the Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS) provides information on teacher beliefs about and perceptions of technology in instruction as well as current instructional uses. Comprised of 200 items, the TUPS is often used for...
Quick and Easy Check-Ins with the Survey Tool

Quick and Easy Check-Ins with the Survey Tool

In our recent conversations with teachers and educational leaders at various levels, two things came through loud and clear: everyone is working at maximum capacity to maintain instructional continuity, and the last thing teachers need is another philosophical tome...
Ramp Up Your PD Today

Ramp Up Your PD Today

Effective use of technology, as described by FCIT’s Technology Integration Matrix (TIM), is more important now than ever. As your teachers move to, or increase their use of, online instruction it is critical that you offer support and guidance. The TIM Tools...
Leveraging Your TIM Tools

Leveraging Your TIM Tools

Many schools and districts are scrambling to support teachers who suddenly find themselves teaching online for the very first time. In addition, of course, to the technical challenges, schools and districts have an enormous professional development and support...
Flexibility: A Teacher’s Range of Technology Integration Levels

Flexibility: A Teacher’s Range of Technology Integration Levels

Several months ago we started a new series entitled “Getting the Most from your TIM Observation Data.” The purpose of this series is to help you leverage the data from TIM Observations so that you can gain a deeper understanding of the technology-related strengths and...
Highest Levels Observed: The High Watermark for an Observation

Highest Levels Observed: The High Watermark for an Observation

In October, we started a new series entitled “Getting the Most from your TIM Observation Data.” The purpose of this series is to provide more detailed explanations of the various concepts included in the TIM-O report, including information on how the data are derived...
Extensity: A Teacher’s Highest Integration Level

Extensity: A Teacher’s Highest Integration Level

This month we will begin a new series entitled “Getting the most from your TIM Observation Data.” A careful consideration of your TIM-O data will give you a deeper understanding of the technology-related strengths and needs of your teachers so you can more...
TIM-Powered Research and Evaluation

TIM-Powered Research and Evaluation

In a previous post I highlighted updates to our published research page and mentioned several ways we are seeing the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) used in research studies. In this post I would like to give a little more information about each of these...
“C” is for Coaching: Introducing the TIM-C

“C” is for Coaching: Introducing the TIM-C

The September update of TIM Tools will include a new tool: the TIM-C. Many of our current clients have been using data from one or more of the TIM Tools to support their coaching programs, while documenting coaching cycles within spreadsheets or other tools that...
Check out our updated TIM Research page!

Check out our updated TIM Research page!

  It is exciting to see more and more examples of people using the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) and TIM Tools in their research! We recently updated the Research page on our website to share these with you. Our goal is to strengthen the body of knowledge...
Leveraging TIM Tools Roles for Research and Evaluation

Leveraging TIM Tools Roles for Research and Evaluation

The addition of customizable roles in TIM Tools v6.0 has made it convenient to create and track different groups when evaluating technology initiatives, PD programs, or other interventions. The new roles feature defines eight different sets of permissions, or roles,...