Moving to Moodle 2.0 | Technology Teacher

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Moving to Moodle 2.0 | Technology Teacher.

I’m looking forward to the upgrade.

10 Top Online Masters in Education Technology for Teachers | Get Educated eLearning and Education Blog | GetEducated.com

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10 Top Online Masters in Education Technology for Teachers | Get Educated eLearning and Education Blog | GetEducated.com.

My university has received a great confirmation for a solid program.  I thought it should be recorded.

Technology Use Plan

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Technology Use Plan: A Narrated Production

This project gave me an opportunity to take a deeper look at the planning process that is required when an educational entity is looking to develop a plan for technology implementation.  I found all the steps are very important to establish a clear goal or objective when beginning a technology plan in a school.

One of the most important reasons for organizing a thoughtful plan, is for accountability.  Technology plans will require schools to invest in expensive equipment, software, or web-based services.  This type of expense needs justification.  Therefore, the team of staff will set the foundation for the use of a technology plan, which will be followed by many others in the school.

Of course, the greatest objective lies in how it will benefit students and their ability to contribute to society.  A technology plan requires many steps prior to putting it in the hands of students for practical use.  The team will determine the appropriate technology, the area of focus, and the best way to train staff for the purpose of using a technology plan.  Once all of this established, the students can use technology to develop their own skills for learning.

As I considered the personal benefit of this project, I copied the following AECT standards that I believe are satisfied by the outcome.

  • 1.1.3.b Demonstrate personal skill development with at least one: computer authoring application, video tool, or electronic communication application.
  • 2.0.7 Contribute to a professional portfolio by developing and selecting a variety of productions for inclusion in the portfolio.
  • 2.1.3 Use presentation application software to produce presentations and supplementary materials for instructional and professional purposes.
  • 2.2.4 Use a variety of projection devices with appropriate technology tools to facilitate presentations and instruction.
  • 2.3.2 Design, produce, and use digital information with computer-based technologies.
  • 2.4.7 Use appropriate software for capturing Web pages, audio wave files, and video files for developing off-line presentations.
  • 3.0.1* Assess, analyze and design a media facility for optimal use and functionality to support contemporary educational goals of the school media program.
  • 3.3.3 Identify strategies to maintain use after initial adoption.
  • 3.4.1 Identify and apply standards for the use of instructional technology.
  • 4.1.1 Apply project management techniques in various learning and training contexts.
  • 5.4.2* Develop and update a long-range strategic school media program plan.