Finding Money Within the Budget
It is often possible to find money within the existing capital and operating budgets. Philip Bossert points out that, " the term technology has come to be identified with computers. When I was able to sit down with school technology planning groups and go over their school budgets, I would try to point out how much money the school was actually spending on technologies in the broad sense of the term - i.e., the money they were currently spending on paper, pencils, chalk, blackboards, whiteboards, Magic Markers, filing cabinets, televisions, radios, VCRs, books, tests, filmstrips, videotapes, overhead projectors, tables, desks, chairs, maps, magazines, cards, stamps, shelves, clops, cans, boxes, balls, bats, baskets, paints, pianos, horns, clay, dishes, spoons, forks, knives, glasses, cups, clothes, costumes, make-up, clocks, watches, lights, pipes, sinks, etc., etc., etc."
He concludes that, " schools spend so much money on older, industrial age technologies that there is little left for investing in the newer information age technologies."
"Understanding the Technologies of our Learning Environments" Philip Bossert NASSP Bulletin, Talking Technology.
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