In our big Making Connections project this year (we are in the second year, thanks to funding from the National Writing Project), we asked students to take an online survey before they started to do any blogging. We were looking to gather some data about perceptions of students as writers and users of technology. We have had about 250 students take the survey, which we believe gives us some reliability. Some teachers will be sharing the data with their students and with their administration.
Here are four questions that jumped out at me:
How do you use technology to communicate to others?
Do you think you write better on paper or on the computer?
Do you think schools should teach technology as a ways to communicate with others?
Which of these tools have you used in the past year?
Feel free to poke around:
- The collated survey results
- Open Response: Why should schools teach technology?
- Open Response: What will a classroom look like in the future?
Peace (with data points),