Education Technology Planning Committee AgendaJanuary 27, 2011

Review Tech Plan Components
  • Mission, Vision and Shared Values (Completed from strategic plan)
  • Needs Assessment (started, in process of completing)
  • Goals and Strategies (and Activities)
  • Budget
  • Staff Development
  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation

Current Strategic Plan Goals and Strategies

Establishment of Goals and Strategies (and Activities)
Consider Future Trends that may impact Educational Technology in the future

Select one of the six emerging technology sections of the K-12 2010 HorizonReport. How will this emerging technology have an impact on Education in the future. Is it something we need to consider in the development of our new goals and strategies. The full K-12 2010 Horizon Report can be downloaded at Also see

a. Topic: Cloud ComputingWhat is Cloud Computing? (click on the videos tab, choose the video Cloud Computing explained.)
The Start of a Tech Revolution -
(view the video clip on the second page of the article)

b. Topic: Collaborative Environments
Howard Rheingold on Collaboration -
(interesting talk about the emerging world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action)

c. Topic: Game-Based Learning -Page 20 - Urgent EVOKE - (select one or more of the video clips on the How To Play page)
d. Topic: MobilesThe Florida Virtual School: iPhone Apps - (watch the clip demonstrating how to interact with Algebra I questions via an app for the iPhone or iTouch)
e. Topic: Augmented RealityScimorph - a demonstration of this augmented reality learning game designed to stimulate discussion among grade-school students and their teachers around scientific issues dealt with in the game’s scenarios; be aware that since the game uses a web cam allowing you and Scimorph to appear on the screen together that you will be required to allow your web cam to be used)__
Watch the demo to see how it works. Works best if you've got a camera that can point down to your desk and you lay the marker down. It's hard to hold it and still interact with the car.
Topps Playing cards:

f. Topic: Flexible DisplaysFlexible Display Channel on YouTube - from a variety of video clips of innovations and projects related to flexible displays)


3/24/2011, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, MA Library
4/20/2011, Review by Strategic Planning Committee
5/26/2011, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, MA Library Meeting
6/2011, Plan submitted to the LMTSD Board
9/2011, Plan submitted to PDE.