ERIC Number: ED445670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Schools Make Technology Work: Managing Information Technology from Classrooms to Lunchrooms.
Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.
This report discusses the following "Top 10" ways to make technology work for schools: (1) develop long and short-range plans and budgets--don't fly blind; (2) create policies, procedures, and standards--the bedrock of effective technological change; (3) know what you need before you buy it; (4) apply the "Yellow Pages test" when deciding to buy or rent expertise; (5) locate funding to fill growing needs; (6) make sure computer systems are compatible--system integration; (7) understand that training is the key to success or failure; (8) communicate and cooperate, inside and outside the district; (9) keep systems up and running--staffing and technical support; and (10) control your inventory--know what you have and where it is. World Wide Web sites for obtaining additional information about the processes discussed in the report are listed. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Technology Planning, Training
Publication #96-720. April 2000, Texas School Performance Review, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, P.O. Box 13528, Austin, TX 78711-3528; Tel: 800-531-5441 ex 5-3676 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.window.state.tx.us/tpr/tspr/tech10.html.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.