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Nov 9, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Technology
Planning

“You want me to buy what,

with how much, and when?”

To Date…..


The cost of implementing technology has
increased since the 1980’s


Approximately 300K
-
400K microcomputers were
purchased per year = $?


In 1995, $4 billion was spent by U.S. schools


In 1998, $7.4 billion was spent by U.S. schools,
approximately at $113 per student


No data could be found to determine how much
has been spent per year since 1998.

Extracurricular :: For technologists who do their homework
. (2007). THE Journal. Retrieved
September 19, 2007, from http://www.thejournal.com/articles/21225

Technology Planning

What factors must be considered when
planning for school
-
based technology?


Computers/laptops


Software


Repairs and upgrades


Hardware: monitors, cables, access points, motherboards, mice,
printers, etc.


Servers and server storage


Web: designers, space, and domains


Professional development


?

Items to Consider


Gather as many people
as possible to work on
the technology budget.



-
Teacher Teams



-
Technology Board



Elicit help from an
outside consultant to
vary in all factors and
generate outside
funding.

Items to Consider


Work closely with the district’s technology
department on vendor purchasing


Work to purchase from a sole vendor and get
materials at a discount by buying only from them.


Determine needs and timeline for purchasing
-
prioritize.

Acquiring Finances


The most common way to acquire funding
for technology is through the school board.


Technology team/supervisor consults with
superintendent


Superintendent makes proposal to the board


Board will either approve or amend budget


Technology dept. gets budget at, above, or
below need

Acquiring Finances


Additional ways to fund technology:


Bonds


Governmental entities


Grants/gifts


Fund
-
raising campaigns


PTO/PTAs


Corporate donations


Low
-
interest loans


Higher Education partnerships


Technology Cooperatives

Technology Planning Tips


Effective technology plans
are short term, not long term


Effective technology plans
focus on applications, not
technology



Effective technology plans
go beyond enhancing the
curriculum


Technology Planning Tips


Effective technology plans are tied
to staff development plans



Effective technology plans define
technology as more than computers



Effective technology plan stress
integration of technology into the
curriculum

See, J. (2009).
Developing Effective Technology Plans
. Retrieved August
16, 2007, from http://www.nctp.com/john.see.html