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December 4, 2006

Technology Goals?

I know we've been talking about technology planning, which in turn must include technology goals. I'm still feeling a bit scattered on this, especially when I work on this stuff by myself. I feel like there are so many different things to work on that I don't know where to start for sure. Do we start with Staff Development, with trying to equalize the playing field, do we tackle "convincing" the right people to make changes, what about creating a successful technology planning committee? I feel like we need to have a group discussion on what is most important. I am sure this would work best in our own districts. I'm also sure that if I open my mouth about it, I will have more work to do and not enough time to do it. It will be interesting to see where this leads.

Technology Marketing Plan

I really liked the idea that we came up with last week for marketing our technology plan. I've been thinking about it a lot this past week. My thoughts are revolving around the cost that it might take to really get the plan going. I was thinking about how well a marketing class might do with it. Since I don't know much about teaching marketing, I'm wondering if I had the plan and they did the work would be too "prescribed" for a class project. I might need to check to see about that idea.
I liked the idea so well though. I really think it had potential somewhere, just finding someone to pay for it is the problem. I'm wondering what other schools do for projects like this. It almost sounds like you would need to be in a private school in order to secure this kind of funding. I wonder what others are thinking or if that portion of class is "long gone"?