A Plan for Technology Integration

From School CIO

I’ve been working on our school’s technology budget for next year, so I’m looking at our “needs” and “wants” closely, knowing items in both categories will be cut due to dwindling budgets that I’m sure most districts are well acquainted with.

Introducing new technologies into learning is not an easy process. Decision makers want to examine data, other districts’ successes/struggles, and they want to make sure money is being well spent. There are many approaches to adopting new technologies (or any educational tools, for that matter). Thinking about these approaches inspired me to create a possible plan for investing in and integrating new technologies. My plan laid out here is a “work in progress.” Please visit techlearning.com/may12 to add your comments and suggestions (and don’t hesitate to trash the entire thing and offer up your own plan!).

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