It’s the first day of school (2008)!

It’s the first day of school here in Ames, Iowa. The past two years at this time, I’ve posted the following checklist, wondering if schools have made any improvement since the previous fall. This year I changed the checkboxes to a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high) and thought I’d try something a little different…


You have two ways to participate…

  1. Download this checklist in Excel. Enter the name of your school organization and fill in your ratings (editable areas are in yellow). Click on the Chart tab at the bottom, then print. Disseminate broadly!
  2. Participate in the 2-minute online survey. Fill in your ratings and click on the Submit button. I’ll publish everyone’s aggregated results in a future post! (deadline: Friday, August 29, 2008)

Feel free to use and distribute the Excel file and/or the survey link as desired. If you would like to conduct this online survey within your school organization, contact me about hosting a version just for you (at no cost). Hope you made some progress since last year!

6 Responses to “It’s the first day of school (2008)!”

  1. Would this be a good time to inquire on the status of that edublogosphere survey I filled like three million billion years ago? Inquiring minds and all.

  2. Yes it would, Dan. I’ve been a complete loser when it comes to getting that data analyzed and posted. I’ll have it done for next Wednesday’s TechLearning/DI post, I promise. Thanks for your patience and your persistent reminders!

  3. I wonder what the state of answers would be for a similar quiz about sports equipment and support? I have an idea it would be different.

  4. There needs to be boxes like “due to funding problems from the sagging real estate prices our hardware department is cut so now we have to scrounge from donated old equipment to fix broken computers”.

  5. Geez. You’re lucky you got lots of shiny new equipment!!!

  6. How about a box for funding, training, and support from community technology leaders, including educational institutions… especially the ones griping about the inadequacy of the public education.

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