Sept. 30, 2018

9 - Strategic Selection & Integration of Ed Tech with Sarah Ostorga

9 - Strategic Selection & Integration of Ed Tech with Sarah Ostorga

Sarah Ostorga

  • Juarez Lincoln high school, la joya isd
  • Science Teacher and campus pr rep
  • Cal lab/ science dept.
  • sarahostorga.blogspot.com (Electronic Portfolio- has everything)
  • B.S. in Biology Minor in Chemistry & Minor in Psychology/ pending graduation this dec 2018 M.S. in Educational Technology with a certificate in Electronic Learning and a certificate in Technology Leadership.

ACEd Topic

Topic

  • When it comes to choosing Google, Android, Apple, or any tool for Education, in my experience, the selection and integration of tools in a school setting does not always integrate a strategic approach. In most cases, when technology is selected the primary focus is finances. Although that is an important factor when selecting Educational technology it should not be the sole factor. Also the selection is sometimes done too quickly. Good decisions can be made when we take time to think them through. In the case of Educational Technology this is essential factor to making the best selections. At this time I am taking a Technology Leadership Course where we are learning about all of the steps to strategically select and integrate Educational Technology in a K-12, University, and Corporate setting. Some of the steps and what they entail are as follows:
  • Strategic Selection & Integration of Ed Tech:
    • Planning Your Technology Initiatives
      • Have an organization Technology Plan Ex: District Technology Plan for Education
    • Selecting Your Technology Solutions
      • Thinking through Options
      • Performing a Build Versus Buy Analysis
      • Selecting Software for Classrooms
      • Dealing with Hardware
      • Evaluating Human Resources (what is realistically available currently)
      • Choosing and Preparing a Site where the technology would be implemented (example making sure there are projectors drops if preparing to utilize smart boards)
      • Analyzing Costs and Establishing a Budget
      • Vendor/Contractor Qualifications
      • Legal Issues
      • Comparing Costs to Benefits (This would be a crucial step to include those that will be involved in using the tool)
      • Make a decision
    • Training for Your Technology
      • Who Should Receive Professional Development?
      • What Types of Professional Development are Needed?
      • Professional Development for Novice Users
      • Professional Development for Advanced Users
      • Professional Development for Technical Support Personnel
      • When Should Professional Development Be Provided?
      • Who Should Deliver Professional Development?
      • Developing an In-House Training Staff
      • Using Software Application Training Materials
      • Where Should Professional Development Be Provided?
      • When is Additional Training Needed?
      • What about Training Students?
      • Professional Development Goals
      • Evaluating Professional Development Programs
      • Possible Indicators for Assessing Technology-Related Professional Development

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Thank you for listening,

-Mr.G

Sarah Ostorga

M.Ed.

Juarez Lincoln high school, la joya isd
Science Teacher and campus pr rep
Cal lab/ science dept.
sarahostorga.blogspot.com (Electronic Portfolio- has everything)
B.S. in Biology Minor in Chemistry & Minor in Psychology/ pending graduation this dec 2018 M.S. in Educational Technology with a certificate in Electronic Learning and a certificate in Technology Leadership.