Managing Technology



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Larson, Kuhn,  Collins, Balthazor, Ribble, & Miller (2009).

Larson, Kuhn, Collins, Balthazor, Ribble, & Miller (2009).


“Teachers and education leaders must model expectation and support visionary teaching and learning through technology. To make this happen they need instructional technologyspecialists who not only have a strong knowledge of hardware, networks and equipment maintainence but also understand the art of teaching and how to enhance and enrich the daily curriculum by integrating technology.”


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Involve the entire team – make them part of the solution
Communicate constantly – keep everyone informed of the progress
Plan Properly – remember prior planning prevents poor performance
Don’t Let Up – be persistent, stay focused and remain true to the innovation


8 conditions that facilitate the implementation of educational technology
Ely (1990, 1999)

  1. Dissatisfaction with the status quo
  2. Adequate Time
  3. Resources
  4. Knowledge and skills
  5. Rewards and incentives
  6. Participation
  7. Commitment
  8. Leadership


Technology Action Plan

  • Create a vision (mission statement)
  • Generate teacher buy in
  • Support teachers


Common Sense Media
Educators Technology

Digital Tools for creating resources
Digital Tools for communicating