ERIC Number: ED338007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Action: Ideas To Promote Technology Integration [and] Administrator's Desk Reference: Readings To Promote Technology Integration. Technology Integration: A Thematic Focus.
Thormann, Joan, Ed.; And Others
This guide for school administrators interested in technology integration in the curriculum was developed from discussions at the Technology Integration Seminar held in March, 1991. The guide is divided into five chapters covering various administrative responsibilities and action steps. The first chapter presents an overview and identifies elements of the integration process (e.g., develop a vision for technology at the site, model technology use, establish a technology committee). The second chapter covers staff development and competencies (e.g., hire personnel with technology backgrounds, set up a mentoring program, and train the trainer). Equipment management strategies are presented in the third chapter. These include making low-tech equipment available to staff, planning for technology resources, and contracting or budgeting for maintenance. Chapter 4 examines the acquisition, access, and management of software (e.g., establish a software library and update products and buy new products). Evaluation and promotion are considered in the last chapter (e.g., set up system for ongoing monitoring, observe evaluation procedures and products, and involve parents). An annotated resource guide lists about 60 articles or documents that support the processes presented in the guide as well as videotape recordings, hardware resources, evaluation sources, software resources, software publishers, associations, and periodicals. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Inservice Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Staff Development, Technology Integration, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.