Project Management Guide
Technology Management Plan
Long Term Goals
Sometimes small steps can be taken to greatly improve a project's implementation. Although the ultimate goal is to have a number of Internet-capable computers in each classroom, other technology resources may serve as good, temporary compromises. Teachers should identify specific resources that would help to implement a specific project, especially one that they have previously implemented. Being able to point to concrete applications of the technology greatly improves the chances of receiving funding for that item. There are many grants available that might cover small amounts of funding but typically teachers need to document the specific use of the equipment in order to receive consideration for funding.
EXAMPLE: A class using the Gulf
Stream Voyage is studying oceanography and accessing real
time data images of the ocean that show sea surface temperatures. The
temperature ranges are coordinated to color codes on the image. Looking at the
images on the computer is not a problem but there is only one computer in the
classroom and it is difficult for all students to see the image. Funding for a
color printer (approx. $250) would allow the teacher to print out multiple
copies of the image for cooperative groups to work with .
What additional technology resources would you request for the project you have selected if given the funding opportunity?
Are there other technology teachers in your school with whom you can collaborate?
Who can you rely on to help with technology problems?
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