Sunday, February 10, 2013

Updated Action Research Plan

Action Planning Template – Lori Ramsey
Goal:  To Incorporate Technology into the Elementary Classrooms in an Effective Way
Action Steps(s):
Person(s) Responsible:
Timeline: Start/End
Needed Resources

Research District Goals related to technology and observe the use of technology in classrooms.

Lori Ramsey

January 2013

District Website

Compare district goals to current practices in classrooms.

Determine which classes I will be observing and meet with teachers

Lori Ramsey
Renee’ Cummings, Teachers involved

January 2013-February 2013

List of fourth grade classrooms

Principal’s Approval

Create a chart to use to record technology use in the classroom.

Lori Ramsey

February 2013

Excel spreadsheet, list of available technology.

Determine when I will observe the classes and create a schedule.

Lori Ramsey,
Renee’ Cummings,

February 2013

Excel spreadsheet, list of technology available, schedule of the use of technology.

Principal’s approval of schedule
Collect data to include use of technology, as well as district benchmarks and STARR tests.

Lori Ramsey

February 2013- April 2014

Excel spreadsheet

Results or benchmarks and state tests.
Compare the data of the classroom that used technology and the ways it was used to the classroom that did not use technology.

Lori Ramsey

December 2013-May 2013 or when STAAR results are reported.

Benchmarks, STAAR, and other data collected

Data Results

Analyze results and establish growth trends of the students.

Lori Ramsey

December 2013-May 2013

Results of the Study

Results of comparison

Reflect upon findings and draw conclusions; discuss with principal and assistant principals.

Lori Ramsey, Principals

  May 2013

Data from study

Results of the study

Plan and implement a program with all classes using technology.

Lori Ramsey, Instructional technology and Curriculum team

Summer 2013-Aug 2013


Positive effects seen in the classrooms

Continue to observe technology use in the classrooms and look for new ways to increase effectiveness.

Lori Ramsey

August 2013 - May 2014…

Continuous research

Positive effects seen in the classrooms


  1. It looks good. I like how you are looking at results from the classes that used technology and those that did not. It will be interesting to see the results. I think the most important part of your research will be looking at "how" the technology was used. That could even lead to another research by looking at if technology was used as a manipulative or if the kids used it themselves etc. Good project!!

  2. Our campus has many different academic programs that the teachers can have their students use. I am always curious if these programs improve academic performance or not.

    I wonder if you will be looking at any data on individual students vs. whole class. For instance, if a teacher doesn't have their entire class on SuccessMaker but a student uses it every day during homeroom and dismissal. We have that situation a lot in my school because many teachers do not want to take "instruction" time to go to the computer lab.

    I look forward to seeing your plan progress.

  3. Your plan looks great, Lori! Is there a specific technology that you will be looking at, or just any technology in general?