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ERIC Number: EJ1040238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Technology Planning: Designing the Direction to Get There
Norton, Sylvia Knight
Knowledge Quest, v42 n1 p64-69 Sep-Oct 2013
School librarians play an important role in developing a technology plan for the school library program that reflects teaching and learning for today's education. The school librarian's leadership in the overall process and the written plan itself can influence future strategies for teaching and learning with technology that can go well beyond the school library program. The process of creating an effective plan for using technology in the school library fosters understanding and goals through a comprehensive approach that includes stakeholders. Start technology planning for the school library program by reviewing the technology already present and how it is used currently in the school library, and then envision what new use or technology could positively impact learning in your school. Goals establish the framework for a comprehensive technology plan, and should align with the overall mission of the school library program in ways that are consistent with the community's vision for teaching and learning with technology. A professional development strategy in the technology plan ensures that staff will know how to use new technologies as well as develop more effective uses of current technology to facilitate learning for students. Additional considerations are budgets, assessment, and evaluation. Planning technology for the school library program is critical to developing a learning environment that produces successful learners skilled in multiple literacies. A well-written plan can determine how you will integrate technology into the library program and meet the needs for teaching and learning in your school. Through the technology plan, a school librarian can positively influence the direction for students and teachers to use technology for teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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