Reports 4

San Diego County Technology Needs Assessment

The purpose of this study was to develop a greater understanding of the way school districts were using technology, as well as gather information about their technology needs, challenges, and future plans.

Mobile Technology in K-6 Schools

This report details the findings of a 2012-13 study of a K-6 School District's 21st Century Learning Initiative. The program, an expansion of a well-received 2011-12 pilot, seeks to foster 21st century learning characterized by the 4C’s (critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration) and facilitated by mobile technology. The report details a series of findings related to district vision, technology styles of leaders, technology integration in classrooms, and evidence of 21st century learning.

Teaching with Mobile Devices

MTLC researchers were commissioned to conduct case studies of five elementary school teachers in a K-8 School District who utilized either an iPod Touch or iPad as part of their classroom instruction.  This report details three main findings.

Teacher Readiness for 21st Century Learning and Technology Models

Conducted during the 2012-2013 school year, this study assisted K-12 Unified School District administrators in assessing teacher readiness for technology integration. This report helped to inform the district’s professional development strategy and the implementation of their 2013-2014 Technology Plan.

Using iPads for Instruction

This multi-case study explored the use of mobile devices in a one-to-one initiative in a K-6 School District. The findings from the report informed all district stakeholders on how teaching and learning was being affected by the technology and brought to light the various pedagogical practices that were being used in the classroom.

Free Speech and Privacy Dimensions of Student Misuse of Their Own Electronic Communication Devices (ECD) in Elementary and Secondary Schools

The purpose of this report is to help school personnel in California and other states understand the issues involved in student misuse of their personally owned ECDs, and to help those administrators prepare policies and discipline rules accordingly.