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General planning resources

  • Apple - Technology Planning Guide
    Apple Computer Corporation's "Technology Planning Guide_ is a logically-written, common sense guide useful to all K-12 planners.
  • EnGauge
    The enGauge framework identifies Six Essential Conditions- system-wide factors critical to effective uses of technology for student learning, and then provides a comprehensive set of evaluative tools that give schools the opportunity to measure their effectiveness in each of the Six Essential Conditions.
  • Internet Map
    this is a map of the internet.
  • IT Journal
    The IT Journal is a publication of the Instructional Technology Program at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Articles submitted by students and faculty pertain to the field of Instructional Technology and Design.
  • National Center for Technology Planning
    The National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP) is a clearinghouse for the exchange of many types of information related to technology planning. This information may be: school technology plans available for downloading via a computer network; technology planning aids (checklists, brochures, sample planning forms, PR announcement forms); and/or electronic monographs on timely, selected topics.
  • Planning for Learning with Technology
    This guidebook offers tools and strategies to help the planning team identify why, when, and how to incorporate technology successfully. A template is provided so that the team can easily transform their ideas into an action plan; online resources are available throughout this guide, in Appendix C, and at
  • Plugging In: Choosing and Using Educational Technology
    Plugging In: Choosing and Using Educational Technology ,is another older (1995) but still appropriate publication that introduces what we know about effective learning and effective technology, and puts it together in a planning framework for educators and policymakers. After reading about effective learning and technology, educators can follow the instructions in the yellow section to actually use the framework to plan technology and technology-enhanced programs that complement learning.
  • Technology Briefs for NCLB Planners
    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation emphasizes the importance of leveraging the power of technology in all areas of K-12 education, from reading to science to special education. As a result, education leaders at the state and local levels are expected to develop plans that effectively employ technology to enhance learning and increase student achievement.
  • Technology in Schools: Suggestions, Tools and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education
    This guide was written by the National Forum on Education Statistics under NCES's Cooperative Education Statistics System. Directed toward state and local education agencies, it describes how to measure technology use by examining planning and policies; finance; equipment and infrastructure; technology applications; maintenance and support; professional development; and technology integration.
  • TechSoup - The Technology Place for Non-Profits
    Although designed as a support place resource for non-profit organizations, this site offers solid technology planning advice, resources and tools. The information is written in straight-forward terms in a "question and answer_ format.