Science Teachers, Math Teachers, And Teachers of All Other Disciplines

Attitudes, Beliefs, Access, and Use of Technology

Science Teachers Talk the Talk, But Do Not Walk the Walk

Math Teachers Neither Talk nor Walk

 

March 6th, 2000

 

Preliminary Findings from the Nebraska Snapshot Survey

 

 

Cathleen Norris, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Neal Topp, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

The charts in this paper expand on the data analysis of the recent Nebraska Snapshot Survey presented in the accompanying report. Here we point out some provocative findings:

 

A more comprehensive analysis of these data will be forthcoming in April, 2000.

 

The legend for the following tables is: vs. means that latter group choose the decision significantly more often than the former group; and vice versa.

Secondary Teachers in Nebraska

Math Teachers

All Other Disciplines

Teacher Home Use

…        0 Min/Wk

…        > 90 Min/Wk

 

39%

15%

 

36%

19%

Teacher School Use

…        0 Min/Wk

…        >90 Min/Wk

 

3%

17%

 

3%

22%

Beliefs

…        Students are more motivated with the Internet

…        Iํm a better teacher with technology

…        Electronic media will replace textbooks within the next 5 years

 

 

 

 

Student Use Computers

…        0 Min / Wk

…        > 90 Min / Wk

 

7%

8%

 

3%

18%

Student Use Internet

…        0 Min / Wk

…        >90 Min / Wk

 

9%

4%

 

5%

5%

Attitude

…        Comfortable designing lessons that integrate the Internet

…        Comfortable designing lessons that integrate more than one discipline

 

 

 

 

 

Needs

…        More training to use the technology

…        More compelling reasons to incorporate the technology

…        Access to faster, more powerful computers for their students

 

 

 

 

 


 

Secondary Teachers in Nebraska

Math Teachers

Science Teachers

Teacher Home Use

…        0 Min/Wk

…        > 90 Min/Wk

 

39%

15%

 

38%

25%

Teacher School Use

…        0 Min/Wk

…        >90 Min/Wk

 

3%

17%

 

3%

23%

Beliefs

…        Electronic media will replace textbooks within the next 5 years

 

 

Student Use Computers

…        0 Min / Wk

…        > 90 Min / Wk

 

7%

8%

 

5%

9%

Student Use Internet

…        0 Min / Wk

…        >90 Min / Wk

 

9%

4%

 

4%

4%

Attitude

…        Comfortable designing lessons that integrate more than one discipline

 

 

 

 

Needs

…        Faster Access to the Internet for their students

…        More compelling reasons to incorporate the technology

…        Access to faster, more powerful computers for their students

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Secondary Teachers in Nebraska

Science Teachers

All Other Disciplines

Teacher Home Use

…        0 Min/Wk

…        > 90 Min/Wk

 

38%

25%

 

36%

19%

Teacher School Use

…        0 Min/Wk

…        >90 Min/Wk

 

3%

23%

 

3%

22%

Beliefs

…        Students are more motivated with the Internet

…        Internet has a positive impact on learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Use Computers

…        0 Min / Wk

…        > 90 Min / Wk

 

5%

9%

 

3%

18%

Student Use Internet

…        0 Min / Wk

…        >90 Min / Wk

 

4%

4%

 

5%

5%

Access

…        Science teachers have significantly more Internet connected computers in their classrooms

 

 

 

 

 

Needs

…        More time to integrate

…        More access to computers

…        More access to Internet