We just received word that it is time to update our 5 year technology plan, formulate the 2007-08 wish list, and also identify any building needs that would have a major financial/structural impact (wiring rooms, etc.). I really enjoy this part of the process – this is where we ask what should we be doing, and how can we get it done. We are in the middle of the 5 year plan we started 2 years ago, and are making excellent progress. This will be a good time to reflect on what we are doing and make sure we still want the same things (or, if we need a change, figure out what those changes are).
This 5 year plan turns into a “wish-list” of items that has a really high price tag (typicallly $200,000) – we never get nearly that much, but if we don’t put down what we need (and how much it costs), we won’t have the necessary direction.
So the questions that come to mind…
What should students and teachers using technology in learning look like at Heim Middle?
Are the right technologies in the right places?
Are we using technologies that are worth the expense (in time and money)?
Are there other ways to focus resources (time/money) to maximize learning with technology?
Are there physical issues/needs in the building related to technology placement?
“Science Fiction Painting of the Future.” Online image. PowerMediaPlus.com. 29 November 2006.