ERIC Number: ED457858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Successful K-12 Technology Planning: Ten Essential Elements. ERIC Digest.
Over the last 20 years, K-12 schools have spent millions of dollars equipping their schools with the latest technologies, but often without a thoughtful plan of how their use would impact learning and teaching. What is important is how the technology is integrated with the instructional program. To ensure that technology dollars have an impact on students, staff, and the community, districts and schools must develop a thoughtful technology plan. Technology plans that help districts and schools to use technology effectively include the following steps, which are discussed in detail: (1) Create a Vision; (2) Involve All Stakeholders; (3) Gather Data; (4) Review the Research; (5) Integrate Technology into the Curriculum; (6) Commit to Professional Development; (7) Ensure a Sound Infrastructure; (8) Allocate Appropriate Funding and Budget; (9) Plan for Ongoing Monitoring and Assessment; and (10) Prepare for Tomorrow. A list of suggested online resources is provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.