First of all, I had an opportunity to learn about the "filters" through which technology use plans come into actions. According to "Maturity Model Benchmarks" identified in the "Technology Use Plan Primer" by Peter H.R. Sibley and Chip Kimball, those filters are: "Administrative, Curricular, Support, Connectivity, and Innovation".
Based on the Survey, below is the School Evaluation Summary:
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Finally, referring this assignment to the AECT Standards:
Standard 4 – management. Allows to evaluate the role of administration and management in school technology integration, specifically, in such areas as Policy, Planning, Budget, and Administrative Information. When planning technology integration, it is crucial to consider school official policies regarding technology use, and the importance of making the policy available to everyone involved. Careful budgeting, formal approval of the policies and articulating it to the stakeholders are within this standard.
Standard 5 – Evaluation. As this assignment was called “School Environment Evaluation”, it allowed me to perform the evaluation of technology use in MYSCHOOL. Following the form and its outlined categories helped me realize the complexity of the process and the steps to follow.
This assignment was particularly useful as it showed me the roadmap as I strive to become a technology integration specialist. It has enabled me to look beyond “just computer” and identify other very important areas of technology integration.