Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 12: Culture]

This is part twelve of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final step of digedu’s ‘Building an Effective Technology Program’. The final step in the process may surprise you. Every step thus far has developed a strong foundation for

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 11: Policies]

This is part eleven of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. With new education technology comes new policies. It’s important to have these defined and in place before the technology is to be utilized. This will ensure teachers and students are prepared not only for

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Building Effective Technology Programs [Step 10: Support]

This is part ten of a series of blogs discussing the twelve steps to meaningful education technology program implementation. Start at step one HERE. Having the appropriate support, in any endeavor, is crucial to achieving success. When building a technology program, support is a crucial piece of the puzzle. Without it, your newly implemented technology program will lack

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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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