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FRIT 7232

Technology Assessment Plan

Millicent Bess-Frazier
Catherine Ball
Audra Youngblood
Adrian Gibson

Annotated List of Technology Plan Resources
Title of Resource

Reference for the Resource

Paragraph Description

District Technology Plan
Rubric

http://ed.fnal.gov/lincon/staff_r
ubric.shtml

This rubric helps create an
example for the learner.
Seeing exactly the type of
criteria a rubric needs is
helpful to generate one on

your own.
Technology Plan Evaluation

http://net.educause.edu/ir/libr
ary/html/EDU0240a.html

This rubric is also another
great example of how to
create a rubric. I like this one
specifically because it is
wanting the evaluator to
determine how well the
information was executed on
different technology plans.

Rubrics for Assessments

http://edtechteacher.org/asses
sment/

This assessment link is great
to understand the “why”
behind rubrics.

Technology Planning

http://www.usac.org/sl/applica
nts/step01/

How to create a technology
plan; gives the steps needed
to develop an effective plan

State Technology Planning
Rubric

http://naepdc.org/Word
%20Documents/STATE
%20TECHN%20PLANNING
%20ANALYSIS%20RUBRIC.doc

This resource shows how
technology enhances the
curriculum and the potential of
it's usage.

Developing Tech plans

http://dese.mo.gov/qualityschools/educationtechnology/six-step-processcreating-technology-plan

This site offers steps in
creating a tech plan

Understanding Tech Plan
Purpose

http://www.scholastic.com/bro
wse/article.jsp?id=52

This website provides some
clarity in the purpose of the
tech plan.

Developing Effective
Technology Plans

www.nctp.com/html/john_see.c This is great to use in order to
fm
create effective technology
plans

Developing a School
Technology Plan

http://www.teachnology.com/teachers/educatio
nal_technology/tech_plan/

Cultivating a Tech
Integration Plan: 5 Simple
Steps

https://edtechdigest.wordpress Provides detailed steps in
.com/2011/08/25/cultivating-a- creating technology plans
tech-integration-plan-5simple-steps/

Roanoke County Public
Schools

http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/files/
_FdFCW_/5b1ef61a6c6a0b0f37
45a49013852ec4/techplan1416.pdf

This is a tool used to develop
a plan for a school technology
department. Great tool!

This is a school technology
plan for Roanoke County
Public Schools in Roanoke, VA.
This school district is ranked
first (School district with
12,000 or more students) by
the Center for Digital
Education for its use of
technology. This is an example
of a great technology plan.

Article: Technology
planning in schools: An
integrated research-based
model

Vanderlinde, R., & van Braak,
J. (2013). Technology planning
in schools: An integrated
research-based model. British
Journal Of Educational
Technology, 44(1), E14-E17.
doi:10.1111/j.14678535.2012.01321.x

The following article,
published in the British Journal
of Educational Technology, a
research based model is
provided for integrating
technology into education.

Task Two Rubric
Elements

Needs Improvement

Goals Plan does not share any
goals with the reader.

Professional The plan shares little to
Development no professional
development strategies
or goals with the
learner.

Telecommunicati
ons Assessment
(services,
hardware,
software)

The plan provides little
or no requirements for
services, hardware, and
software.

Accessibility of Technology plan does
technology little to address
resources accessibility or does not
address accessibility at
all.
Budget The technology plan
does not contain a
budget

Ongoing Provides no plans for
evaluation ongoing plan
evaluation.

Average

Excellent

The plan shares goals
but with mediocre
detail

The plan shares specific
goals with detailed
information about each
goal.

The plan shares
professional
development
strategies, but does
not have adequate
information for the
reader.

The plan shares excellent
professional development
strategies based on the
requirements from the
State and includes
information for each
strategy.

The plan provides
adequate
requirements for
services, hardware,
and software
necessary to support
technology usage.

The plan provides clear
and comprehensive
requirements for services,
hardware, and software
necessary to support
technology usage.

Accessibility is
address in the plan
but is not clear or is
lacking detail.

The plan outlines a clear
and comprehensive
approach to providing
assistive technology to
students with disabilities.

Some budget
information was
given, but exact
numbers or where
the money will be
used was left out

The plan contains a
funding amount for each
department and each
strategy

Plans provides vague
processes for ongoing
evaluation.

The plans provides a
complete and
comprehensive process to
evaluate progression of
the technology program.

Technology Planning Task 3
Technology Plan Evaluated:
Glynn County Schools, Georgia
http://flashmedia.glynn.k12.ga.us/webpages/amartin/files/gcss_technology_plan_2012.pdf

Topic

Recommendations for Improvement

Goals

o Provides 6 different goals
o Plan lists each goal individually in a table, listing the
strategies, benchmark, evaluation, funding source/ estimated
amount, person responsible for each goal. Sometimes providing
more than one strategy, benchmark, evaluation, and funding source
for each goal.
o Goals are clearly stated and gives exactly how the goal
will be implemented, how they will know the goal is being reached,
what is funding the goal, and who is implementing the goal.

Professional
development

● Plan shows that teachers will have 10+ hours of PD for new
technology. Specify the time in which teachers have to do their
mandatory hours. Is it yearly?
● Have a list of all professional development opportunities
teachers will have available to them

An assessment
of
telecommunicat
ion services,
hardware,
software, and
other services
needed

● Glynn county schools credits themselves with over 5000
computers throughout their 20 schools and academies.
● Plan admits however that the computers are not adequate for
21st century learning and in need of an upgrade.
● It was decided that fiber optics be installed to meet the
bandwidth demands of the system.

Accessibility of
technology
resources
(Americans with
Disabilities Act)

● Plan states that 100% of students technology needs will be met
according to their IEP but does little to address the overarching
accessibility needs of all students.

Budget

● Although budget information was given, very little exact
amounts were given. It could be more helpful to provide the exact
information. Only the funding sources were listed in most cases.

Ongoing
evaluation

● One of Glynn County’s goals was to monitor the use of the
technology in the long term and they provided several ways or
formats in which to accomplish this task.

Technology Plan Rubric
Elements

Needs
Improvement
Goals Plan does not share
any goals with the
reader.

Professional The plan shares
Development little to no
professional
development
strategies or goals
with the learner.
Telecommunications
Assessment
(services, hardware,
software)

The plan provides
little or no
requirements for
services, hardware,
and software.

Accessibility of Technology plan
technology does little to
resources address
accessibility or
does not address
accessibility at all.
Budget The technology
plan does not
contain a budget

Ongoing evaluation Provides no plans
for ongoing plan
evaluation.

Average

Excellent

The plan shares goals
but with mediocre
detail

The plan shares specific
goals with detailed
information about each
goal.

The plan shares
professional
development
strategies, but does
not have adequate
information for the
reader.

The plan shares excellent
professional development
strategies based on the
requirements from the
State and includes
information for each
strategy.

The plan provides
adequate
requirements for
services, hardware,
and software
necessary to support
technology usage.

The plan provides clear
and comprehensive
requirements for services,
hardware, and software
necessary to support
technology usage.

Accessibility is
address in the plan
but is not clear or is
lacking detail.

The plan outlines a clear
and comprehensive
approach to providing
assistive technology to
students with disabilities.

Some budget
information was
given, but exact
numbers or where
the money will be
used was left out

The plan contains a
funding amount for each
department and each
strategy

Plans provides vague
processes for ongoing
evaluation.

The plans provides a
complete and
comprehensive process to
evaluate progression of
the technology program.

**Yellow cells indicate the score that was given for the specific topic