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  • Technology Plan Presented by Teri Call
  • Agenda
    • Granbury ISD Technology Plan
    • E-Rate Services
    • GISD Technology Budget
    • Actual use of technology in GISD
    • Student Technology Courses
  • Today and Tomorrow
    • Granbury ISD is dedicated to providing our students with a 21 st century education where modern technology is an intricate part of the curriculum
  • Our Plan
    • The use of technology has become an indispensable component in the classroom.
    • Our original plan developed in 1998 provided the network infrastructure and instructional computers
    • Our current plan will enhance the role of technology in curriculum design and delivery, provide a higher level of staff development
  • E-Rate
    • Providing all of this technology is very expensive.
    • The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, E-Rate, provides discounts to schools and libraries to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.
    • 41% of Granbury’s students are economically disadvantaged, therefore we qualify for an E-Rate discount of 60%.
    • To qualify for E-Rate, GISD developed a technology plan GISD Technology Plan
  • The plan includes:
    • Goals for using telecommunications and information technology
    • A strategy for professional development
    • An assessment of telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other needed services
    • Budget resources
    • Ongoing evaluation process which includes the STaR Chart
  • Technology Expenditures
  • Community involvement During Family Night, parents participate in activities using the classroom’s SMART Board
  • Technology in the classroom
    • In GISD students’ interaction
    • with technology begins in
    • Pre-K or Kindergarten
    • The activities increase their
    • depth through elementary school
    Weekly news show produced by Maxwell and Abbey, 3 rd grade students at Oakwoods Click picture to view abridged video Kindergarten class at Emma Roberson
  • Granbury ISD is
    • dedicated to providing our students with a 2st century education through the use of ever changing modern technology.