"A Technical Assistance Report" on Computer Technology Applications. Smithville School District, Smithville, MassachusettsThe Resource "A Technical Assistance Report" on Computer Technology Applications. Smithville School District, Smithville, Massachusetts
- "A Technical Assistance Report" on Computer Technology Applications. Smithville School District, Smithville, Massachusetts
- This report of the Technical Assistance Study provided to the Smithville Public Schools by the Technology Lighthouse of the Merrimack Education Center offers information for use in planning computer technology applications over a 3-year period. It provides specific guidelines and criteria for planning and development, equipment considerations, software and courseware, training, program activities, and financial implications. Charts indicate 23 implementation steps for an organizational structure of grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and costs are projected for the 3-year period from July 1, 1983, to June 30, 1986. Issues addressed include appropriate applications for computers in the school program, the effect of the computer on curriculum, and the priority areas for implementing educational technology on the 3-year timetable. Eight specific recommendations are listed that relate to the hiring of a computer applications coordinator, purchase of a high school minicomputer, continued purchase of microcomputers, training considerations, software selection and exchange, administrative and special applications, a system-wide computer committee, and evaluation and updates. Preliminary planning steps outlined include establishing a planning committee, conducting staff awareness activites, developing educational philosophy and policies, documenting current computer-based activities, identifying resources, conducting awareness for key groups, and establishing priorities. (LMM)
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