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ERIC Number: ED471139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 284
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Planning into Practice: Resources for Planning, Implementing, and Integrating Instructional Technology.
Sun, Jeff
The intent of this publication is to support schools as they connect the vision they have for technology and student learning with the tasks they need to accomplish in order to achieve their vision. Chapter 1 provides an understanding of the origins of "Planning into Practice" and lays the groundwork for how to use the materials. Chapter 2 focuses on technology planning and the processes involved in creating a strategic technology plan. Chapter 3 provides strategies and tools for integrating technology into the curriculum. Chapter 4 is an overall orientation to professional development as a process of design, and it also addresses technology competencies for teachers and presents ideas for professional development. Chapter 5 features community engagement. Chapter 6 focuses on managing hardware and software and discusses various computer configurations for educators, how to make the most of a few computers, methods for evaluating software, and software resources. Chapter 7 presents a model and instruments for evaluating a technology program. Chapter 8 provides resources and recommendations for funding technology initiatives. Throughout the text, URLs are included to online resources and other materials. The Appendix includes blank forms used in the text that may be reproduced. Also included are a few additional resources and printouts of Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations that present the key points in each chapter; these are also available online at the SEIR-TEC web site at Early in each chapter the tools provided in that chapter are listed. At the end of each chapter, a "Putting It All Together" section is provided. (AEF)
SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium (SEIR*TEC), SERVE, Inc., 3333 Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite C-102, Durham, NC 27707. Tel: 800-755-3277 (Toll Free); Tel: 919-402-1060; Fax: 919-402-1617; e-mail:; Web site:; For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.; SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium, Durham, NC.