- Take Charge -
District and/or campuses should not depend on bringing in "experts" or sending staff to conferences and workshops to acquire technology skills and interests. Develop cohorts of "techno" savvy individuals at each campus and encourage them to share their enthusiasm and skills with peers and students.
- Store it on-line -
Encourage the use of digital lockers which provide on-line storage for both students and teachers. Strive to replace hard drive storage and flash drives with cloud storage and achievement of 24/7 accessibiity.
- BYOT -
Funding and leadership are key components. All stakeholders must be involved from onset. Figure out what the district has and where it wants to go. Develop a series of standards, including hardware, software, instruction, networking, and infrastructure.
- Practice what you preach -
When students see administrators and teachers practicing what they are preaching it helps motivate students to apply real-world solutions to real-world issue s.
- Get Grants -
State and districts cannot continue to provide funding for tecnology needs of ALL students. Encourage teachers and community members to search out and follow through with completing grant applications.
- eBooks instead of Textbooks -
eBooks can provide students with access to required text, plus novels and local newspapers. Cost per student should be reduced drastically.
- Establish Procedures and Policies -
Establish procedures for selecting, purchasing, distributing, and tracking avaliable technology, both hardware and software. All stakeholders need to be involved in process and be expected to abide by procedures and policies.