Technology Integration Evaluation Tools for Schools and Districts
Whether your goal is improving your existing professional development offerings or creating an entirely new vision for technology in your schools, the TIM Evaluation Tools will provide valuable information to support effective decision-making.
Developed by researchers at the University of South Florida, this customizable suite of data collection tools, along with the Technology Integration Matrix, will provide a common language describing effective technology integration to help teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders agree on common goals for your technology investment.
The TIM Tools allow you to conduct consistent classroom observations, gain a deeper understanding of the professional development needs of your faculty, support coaching and mentoring, and evaluate tech initiatives and grant projects.
Current TIM Tools Clients: We’re standing by to help you make the most of your TIM Tools instance in this disruptive period for many schools and districts. Remember: The TIM itself applies equally well to online and face-to-face instruction, the TIM-O observation tool can be used with online instruction, the TIM-C coaching tool is a great way to keep supporting your teachers as many are transitioning to distance learning for the first time, your TUPS results can be used to quickly generate lists of teachers who are highly skilled in various technologies and have indicated that they are able to help others, and finally the Survey Tool can facilitate communication with your staff via internal surveys and with parents and the community using the public survey option. If you need assistance adapting your use of the TIM Tools to the current environment, shoot us an email at TIM@fcit.us. We’re here to help!
New Clients: We’ve been doing LOTS of consultations lately! To see how TIM Tools can help your school or district make the most if its technology, request a complimentary consultation or generate an instant quote if you’re ready to improve tech integration in your school or district.
Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS)
This online survey provides essential information about the current teacher use and perceptions of technology. The results can be used to collect baseline data for special initiatives, inform technology purchase decisions, identify professional development needs, and facilitate coaching in the use of instructional technology. Learn more >>>
Lesson Observation Tool (TIM-O)
The TIM-O is a flexible tool for classroom walkthroughs that can be used for formative feedback, peer coaching, grant evaluation, or professional development planning. The TIM-O is a web-based system that works on any device and requires no software installation. It is especially convenient to use on a tablet computer or smart phone. The TIM Observation Tool is designed to guide principals, teachers, and others through the process of evaluating the level of technology integration within a particular classroom. When completed, the tool produces a profile for the observed lesson in terms of the Technology Integration Matrix. Learn more >>>
Coaching/Mentoring Tool (TIM-C)
The TIM Coaching Tool supports consistent, guided, reflective practice across a school or district coaching or mentoring program. It provides a means to record the goals, activities, progress, and outcomes of a coaching cycle. The framework is specific enough to keep a coaching cycle focused and moving along, but flexible enough to accommodate most coaching or mentoring models. Learn more >>>
Action Research for Technology Integration (ARTI)
As teachers increase integration of technology in their classrooms, they begin to take more responsibility for ensuring its effective use with students. The ARTI tool provides a framework for teachers to design and conduct their own action research projects. ARTI guides teachers through the five basic steps of an action research project: identification of a question, description of the context, data collection, analysis, and the creation of findings. Learn more >>>
The Survey Tool allows schools and districts to quickly create custom surveys to push out to their staff or to the wider community. Multiple question types allow for the creation of many types of surveys, questionnaires, forms, and reports. Since the current TIM Tools version allows for the use of a custom school or district header banner, clients can now create public surveys that maintain their school or district branding. Learn more >>>
The TIM Tools suite is available in both a district and school version. Pricing is by the number of teachers enrolled into the system. Potential clients can view the TIM Tools pricing list and terms. Use our online form to generate an instant quote. Please direct any questions about how TIM Tools can benefit your school or district to TIM@fcit.us. You can also schedule a personal walk-through of the TIM Tools for yourself or your staff. See how this flexible set of technology integration tools will meet your school or district’s specific needs.