Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 8: Training]

This is part eight of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. In accordance with the previous steps, training is essential to the success of a newly implemented technology program. Schools and districts want to ensure every student has the necessary resources to be the most

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 7: Implementation]

This is part seven of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. A major mistake schools and districts make when purchasing technology for their classrooms is forgetting the importance of the initial program implementation. There are several directions available; which you choose greatly depends on your

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 6: Budget]

This is part six of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. Building an effective technology program requires a number of considerations. Arguably, the most stressful factor when building a program is the alignment of your costs. It can be a difficult piece to place in

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 5: Infrastructure]

This is part five of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. In accordance with the previous step, ‘Tools, Content, & Platform’, having the appropriate infrastructure in place to support the implementation of the new technology is of utmost importance. Lacking support and/or tools makes your

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 4: Tools, Content & Platform]

This is part four of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. The tech space we know today has become crowded, and the education sector is no exception. Six years ago, technology in the classroom meant the use of smartboards, the inclusion of laptop carts, and the

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 3: Instructional Models]

This is part three of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. Success with any digital education rollout often includes the advice of teachers and how they prefer to teach effectively. Teachers are in the classroom day in and day out with their students, and if

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 2: Academic Goals]

This is part two of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. Today’s teachers and students have access to a multitude of innovative resources, tools and materials to launch and strengthen their digital learning environments. As schools transition to these technology programs at

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 1: Planning]

We all agree that change has arrived in education. With new standards and technologies entering classrooms across the country, conversations among administrators often turn to managing this change in their schools. This transformation to digitally-enhanced teaching and learning is exciting, but is a big undertaking — from digital strategy planning to device selection to professional

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Meaningful Use: Getting the Most out of Your Digital Education Program

Last month, digedu President Matt Tullman spoke at an Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) mini-conference. He addressed the teachers and administrators about meaningful technology use in the classroom, and shared some of the steps to success. From instructional models to staffing and support, there are many things to consider in order to be effective in providing

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