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ERIC Number: EJ902666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Making Your Schools Future Proof
Dessoff, Alan
District Administration, v46 n9 p64-67, 69-71 Oct 2010
Under pressure to keep spending down but also keep pace with rapid technology changes, many districts are future-proofing their schools--trying to get the most out of their tech spending by providing solutions they will be able to use now and in the future without major, expensive infrastructure overhauls. The idea is growing in popularity across the nation. Implementing and maintaining the right technology infrastructure is not a technical issue but a "strategic issue that requires thought and leadership," Peggy Munkittrick, senior director of product strategy for Schoolwires, wrote in a white paper, "The K-12 Unified Technology Model for Creating a Technology Framework in Support of Strategic Initiatives," which Schoolwires released in July 2010. As districts develop their technology plans, she continued, "it is essential to consider how their technology infrastructure can more effectively leverage the Web 2.0 technologies." This article discusses several technologies that are helping districts improve infrastructure efficiencies and reduce costs while providing new instructional capabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan