Integrating Computer Technology into
the Curriculum at the Grade 4 and 5 Levels
ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE for Intermediate level
B.C. teachers (including computer teachers) only.
- The information displayed on this website represents my first (ongoing)
representations of the data collected during the period February 2000
to approximately June 2000.
- The data shown represents the information received from 111 teacher
respondents in a single school district. There were a few more surveys
collected than this, however, some surveys had to be discounted for
various reasons such as wrong grade level. One survey arrived too
late to be counted. (Note: Data received from other districts via
the online survey are not included at this time... and it may be mentioned
now that unfortunately only a few teachers from other districts actually
responded to the survey).
- Each school principal in the unnamed district was contacted individually
in order to obtain permission to speak to the Grade 4 & 5 teachers.
All principals contacted were agreeable to the survey. After I presented
a short explanation of my study, surveys were handed out by the school
principals to the Grade 4 & 5 teachers. Interested teachers completed
the surveys by hand or online. No teachers chose the option of tape
recording or personal interview for the survey.
- The unnamed district chosen represents one of the larger B.C. school
districts which has shown a positive attitude towards introducing
technology into its schools. (Note: At no time in the writing of the
final thesis will specific names or locations be mentioned.)
- At this time the information is displayed as "data" only,
without comments as to implications. The actual "writing"
of my thesis is still a very long way off!
- I have organized the results as links from the specific questions.
I am continuing to work on organizing the results, however, being
back at teaching full-time will make this rather a slow process! I
hope to eventually have most of the results displayed on this website.
- The data has been transferred to Excel spreadsheets completely by
myself. The keyboarding accuracy has been checked by a tedious process
of my going over each question in every individual survey three or
- After entering the data in a spreadsheet, in many cases I am then
transferring the Excel spreadsheets into the SPSS 8.0 (statistical)
program in order to produce the charts of results. This is certainly
an area of new learning for me!
- Rather than displaying many tables of specific results, I am instead
showing charts or graphs of the general results. This website is intended
to give teachers a general idea of what information was gathered,
not to destroy their interest by an overabundance of numbers! Please
contact me if you require specifics for your own thesis!
I hope this information provides a sufficient "background"
for teachers to get a rough idea of how the data was collected. Please
feel free to e-mail me if you feel I have missed something important...
with the understanding that this website does not purport to be more
than a basic level display of "general data collected".