School Media Center Budget Simulation Kimberly Exley FRIT 7132 Fall, 2008 Dr. Repman
Introduction and Item List As my school’s media specialist, I have received $3500.00 to purchase new technology to support classroom instruction and the school library media program. I’m very excited and can’t wait to share with you the plans that the faculty, students, and I have made for expanding the ways in which we are able to utilize technology. I think you will find that we have devised a plan that will make a little go a long way toward reaching a couple of technological goals for our school. The following is a prioritized list of technology items for purchase with these funds: Digital cameras 5. Digital scanner 6. Interactive whiteboards 4. Pull-down, ceiling-mounted projector screen 3. Wireless Microphones 2. Digital Camcorders 1.
Item Recommendations Each prioritized item would fill a specific technological need at ECHS. The following brief narrative explains each of those needs. Priority No. 1 – Podcasting Several teachers have expressed a desire to incorporate podcasting into their classroom lessons; however, our school currently does not have the technology to support this. The first three items on the prioritized list, the camcorders, the microphones, and the pull-down screens are essential elements to creating and viewing successful podcasts. Priority No. 2 – Presentations The media center currently has space for meetings and presentations but lacks technology to support technology during such collaboration. I believe that almost all of the items on the list could be utilized in creating effective presentations with the ceiling mounted screen and interactive whiteboard being particularly useful. These are the two items that our current media specialist said she would most like to have added to the media center. This area, with its new Technology could be used for faculty conferences/presentations as well as class assignments and student-led presentations. Priority No. 3 – Digital Photography/Scanning Both media specialist and teachers expressed a desire to have digital cameras that teachers could check out for classroom use. Teachers sometimes like to simply capture classroom moments for bulletin board displays or yearbook pages. Occasionally a classroom project may entail a multimedia component. A digital scanner is also desired for scanning prints and other documents in the media center. **The ideas and wishes expressed above were generated through surveys of students, teachers, and our school’s current media specialists.
Purchase Specifications Sony Handycam DCR-DVD610 DVD Camcorder w/ 40x Optical Zoom Super SteadyShot image stabilization, 2.7" touch panel and Super NightShot Plus. It's also compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional and Vista. Yes – available due to the 21 st century classroom initiative http://www.futurepowerpc.com $889.41 http://www.cdw.com $998.99 By utilizing a PC or Mac and a projector, the power of this teaching tool will increase students' attention and retention. Wired, USB, stylus included. IW77 INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD-77IN DIAG 74X48X2 INCHES Projection screens are available for purchase via state contract. However, this only includes wall-mounted, manually operated screens. http://www.shoplet.com $680.55 http://www.discountofficesupplies.com $958.56 Electric Wall or Ceiling Mount Projection Screen, 70 x70, Matte White Screen 3-Positions (Controlled With In-Line Wall Switch) Image not available Quartet Electric Wall or Ceiling Mount Projection Screen - QRT770S Not Available http://www.amazon.com $87.00 http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com $99.99 Easy-to-use USB condenser microphone that captures unheard-of detail whether you're recording a band in a professional studio or an acoustic guitar in your living room. The Snowball mic is ideal for podcasting as well. Blue Snowball USB Microphone Not Available http://www.techondigital.com/product.asp?productid=DCRDVD610p://www.techondigm $215.00 http://www.broadwayphoto.com $280.00 State Contract Availability Vendor #2 And Price Vendor #1 And Price Description Picture Item
Purchase Specifications (continued) HP Scanjet N6310 Document Flatbed Scanner Not available http://www.superwarehouse.com $445.99 http://h10010.www1.hp.com/ $499.99 Quickly scan office documents and images up to 15 ppm and 6 ipm Save time on common tasks by creating quick and easy scan-to shortcuts Preview, edit, rotate, crop and resize photos using the HP capture software Not available http://accessories.us.dell.com $149.99 http://amazon.com $151.40 <ul><li>Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens; Dynamic Range Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Face Detection; Smart Zoom feature </li></ul><ul><li>HDTV compatibility; HD slide show with music </li></ul><ul><li>15 MB internal memory; capture images to Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo media </li></ul>Sony Cybershot DSCW 120/B 7.2 MP Digital Camera (black) State Contract Availability Vendor #2 And Price Vendor #1 And Price Description Picture Item
Purchase Recommendations Due to prices and validity of online vendors, I have decided to purchase the new technology for our school from each of the vendors labeled Vendor #2 in the purchase specifications table on the two previous slides. The final budget summary appears in the table below. Total: $3,371.92 *There is a budget balance of approximately $128.00. This money could be used to purchase accessory items such as batteries, cables, or cartridges for the scanner, camcorders, or digital cameras. *This budget did not consider items for classrooms such as LED projectors, handheld smartboards, and interactive whiteboards because our school recently received funds from a 21 st century classroom grant, which allowed many of our teachers to have these items installed in their rooms. We are steadily acquiring new technology and are becoming a 21 st century “smart school.” Item Quantity/Price Total Sony Handycam Camcorder 3 / $215.00 $645.00 Blue Snowball USB Microphone 3 / $87.00 $261.00 Electric Wall or Ceiling Mount Projection Screen 1 / $680.55 $680.55 Interactive Whiteboard 1 / $889.41 $889.41 Sony Cybershot 7.2 Mp Digital Camera 3 / $149.99 $449.97 HP Scanjet Flatbed Scanner 1 / $445.99 $445.99