Sunday, November 16, 2014

CTOsRole: District Technology Report Card

After reviewing this excellent post by Lisa Nielsen, Considerations for EdTech Purchases, I felt inspired to take a stab at a "technology report card." Unfortunately, it is but a quick stab that doesn't mention libraries, voice over IP (VOIP), etc. In fact, it is quite deficient.

Still, it does serve as a list to score technology efforts and identify areas that need to be included...have fun ripping it apart!

You can actually edit the GoogleDoc if you prefer.

District Technology Planning
Report Card


Key Element
(0=No, 1=Yes)
Electrical wiring
Ample electricity enables almost unlimited # of devices to be connected.

Wireless access
40-60 devices can connect per classroom and meeting area with WPA2 Enterprise or better for network+internet, while guests can connect with any device.

Wired access
6 network drops in every classroom

Easy WiFi Logon
Each user has an account and password;
Guests and parents have WiFi access as well.

Staff, students and community can bring their own technology to school.

GoogleApps for Education for email, calendaring, document storage (e.g. Drive), collaboration and more.

Virtualized Servers
Virtualized servers for easy backup with business continuity and off-site disaster recovery backup.

Account Management
Account management and systems integration is synchronized across multiple systems based on data from the Student Information System.

Multi-Year Upgrade Plan
A multi-year upgrade plan is in place for key areas of need such as 1) Computer labs (mobile or desktop), 2) Staff productivity; 3) Network Infrastructure; 4)

Total Score

Teaching and Learning

Key Element
(0=No, 1=Yes)
Clear vision
Clearly articulated vision of what appropriate technology looks like at every grade level and/or content area.

Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship lessons are available for both staff and students. Confirmation of lessons for students is included.

Technology Competency Plan
A technology competency certification plan (TCCP) with differentiated learning paths for all job classifications has been articulated and is in place.

Blended Learning
Students have access to blended learning opportunities via online learning/course management systems, flipped classroom approaches.

Problem/Project-based Learning (PBL)
School uses problem or project-based learning to engage students in real life use of technology that enhances learning in core content areas.

Replace, Not Integrate
Technology-enhanced learning strategies have replaced paper-n-pencil pedagogical strategies.

Student learning
Students help define the tasks, process, solution and collaboration extends beyond the classroom

Higher-Order Thinking
Students learn and question at synthesis/evaluation/creation levels.

Learning Experience
The learning experience is directly relevant to students and involves creating a product that has a purpose beyond the classroom that directly impacts the students

Technology use is directly connected and needed for task completion and students determine which app(s) would best address their needs

Total Score

Administrative, Instructional and Technical Support

Key Element
(0=No, 1=Yes)
Adequate Staffing
Adequate technical support proportional to District needs is in place.

Campus Technology History At-A-Glance
A history of all purchases, campus improvement plan strategies that include technology are easily accessible in one location.

Campus Network Maps
Maps of all campus locations with network drops and wireless access points are available centrally, along with MDF/IDF closet locations.

Curriculum Handbook
Curriculum handbook blends technology activities at a high level in all content areas, and is supported by curriculum specialists.

Data Warehouse
Data warehouse with support from a database programmer/analyst is available to generate reports from local copies of Student Information System (SIS) data.

Electronic Inventory
An electronic inventory system of all technologies is kept and is easily accessible online by stakeholders.

Video Streaming Solution
Enables sharing of instructional videos--district staff created--for use by staff, students and community.

Video Surveillance Server
Video surveillance servers are sufficient to house video surveillance camera recordings for 2 weeks to 1 month at a time.

Total Score

Dr. Chris Moersch’s HEAT

View my Flipboard Magazine.
Make Donations via PayPal below:

Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure

No comments:

The Courage to Lead