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The First Critical Step in Developing a Strategy for Educational Technology

Darryl Vidal and Michael Casey

This book provides a straightforward approach to developing a school or district’s vision to guide all stakeholders toward a common goal with educational technology. This book is intended for educational leaders to provide a structured methodology for a school or district to develop their own vision of educational technology. This book discusses educational technology in a non-technical manner and addresses ideas and concerns about 1:1 computing and bring your own device solutions (BYOD). This book will answer the following questions:

- Why do we need a VISION for Technology in Education?
- How do we develop our own VISION for Educational Technology?
- Does our VISION for educational technology support our District Strategic Plan?
- How do today’s infrastructure requirements, instructional applications and equipment impact our VISION?
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 85Size: 6 1/4 x 9
978-1-4758-1211-4 • Hardback • October 2014 • $42.00 • (£27.95)
978-1-4758-1212-1 • Paperback • October 2014 • $21.00 • (£13.95)
978-1-4758-1213-8 • eBook • October 2014 • $20.00 • (£13.95)
Darryl Vidal has been consulting for schools implementing technology for over twenty years. His projects include district-wide implementations of VoIP, Wireless, Data Center Virtualization, and Video Security. His primary instructional focus for over fifteen years has been the ever evolving technology classroom. Mr. Vidal has developed the formal strategic planning and project management methodology known as MapITsm. He is currently the Vice President and principal Education Technology Consultant for Southern California-based technology firm Networld Solutions, Inc.

Michael Casey has over thirty years of experience in Education as a classroom teacher, Educational Technology Resource teacher, Program Manager for Educational Technology and as an Executive Director for Information Technology at San Diego Unified School District. He is currently the director of Technology for Del Mar Union Schools and the President and CEO of Eire Group a technology consulting solutions group.

Chapter 1: The Impetus for Creating an Education Technology Vision
Responsibility for the vision
How the Vision Supports the Organization
How the Vision Supports Instruction
Communicating the Vision
Chapter 2: Crafting the Vision: Let’s get started
Educational Open System Interconnections model (EOSI)
Instructional Practice
Flipped Classroom
Virtual Classrooms, Distance Learning & Remote Students
Synchronous Teaching and Learning
Asynchronous Technology Tools
Professional Development
Physical Spaces
Physical & Virtual Classroom Models
Physical Spaces & Flexible Learning Spaces
Virtual Spaces
Chapter 3: The Impact of Technology in Education
Precepts for Student Learning
Effective Use of Technology
Enhancing Curriculum using Technology
Chapter 4: Technology Platforms
EOSI Technology Platforms
Educational Technology Platforms
Data Integration Platforms
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Data to Inform Instruction
Classroom Management
Information Technology Platforms
Information Technology Operations
Chapter 5: Classrooms
One-to-One - a new concept for an old buzzword
Chapter 6: Infrastructure
Remote Teacher
Remote Students
Chapter 7: Support & Sustainability
Op Ex vs. Cap Ex