Students are Stakeholders

My secondary school continues to struggle with effective implementation of our technology plan. The staff is stymied. Any suggestions?

Are your students engaged in the technology program? Dennis Harper, founder of Generation YES, strongly promotes student involvement in every phase of technology planning and implementation. He points out that students make up approximately 92% of the school community, but that most technology plans target the remaining 8% of the school’s population (the adults).

If your technology plan is adult-centric, this may be a large part of the implementation problem. Generation Yes offers a free 8-page report, in downloadable PDF format, called Vision to Action. This document includes research and models for including students in developing and implementing successful technology plans.

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young

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