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Creating a successful technology plan

One requirement of the eRate program is to develop a technology plan for using discounted services to further your educational goals. The SLD—and Congress—want to ensure you have a long-term…

Quick Tips That Will Help You Locate Teacher Training Dollars

Converge, December 1998, p. 22 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGDec98/profdev/profdev.shtm While the author’s article poses more questions than it answers, it does identify some basic sources of federal and nationwide funding that your schools…

Six Expert Tips On How Superintendents Should Manage Technology In Their Schools

Converge, January 1999, p. 80 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/techfromtop/techfromtop.shtm The authors of this article provide six helpful tips on ways superintendents can more effectively manage technology in their schools: Budget time. Realize that…

How to maximize eRate discounts for 1999-2000

Like the federal tax code, a program as large and complex as the eRate is open to considerable interpretation. Just as most Americans use the services of tax accountants to…

Innovative Staff Development Program Solves Problem Of Inadequate Technology Integration

T.H.E. Journal, December 1998, p. 60 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/dec/feat05.html These two authors demonstrate that the greatest barrier to teaching students how to use technology is not a lack of computers and equipment,…

Seven Factors To Consider When Shopping For Accountability Software

Converge, December 1998, p. 76 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGDec98/fromthetop/fromthetop.shtm In most schools and districts, there is little coordination between curriculum design, instructional development, and assessment techniques. These three core aspects of accountability remain…

Form 471 filing guidance

Form 471 should be filed by the “billed entity”—that is, the entity responsible for paying your bills. If a school’s telecommunications bills are paid by the district, then the district…

TECH CORPS Brings Much-Needed Business Partnerships To K-12 Schools

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/Oct/feat4.html In a recent trend in educational reform, schools and businesses are being brought together to prepare students for a job market that is…

Form 470 filing guidance

Form 470 introduces applicants into the eRate program. The form basically tells the SLD who you are and what you want. It should be filed by the entity responsible for…

Four Easy Steps That Will Make Your ESL Program A Sure Winner

Technology & Learning, January 1999, page 56 In an interview with assistant editor Amy Poftak, Ana Bishop, a consultant and an expert in ESL and bilingual technology, offers some important…