Technology tools will not last! At some point, they all will reach their “expiration date.” It is imperative that you plan for replacement of the tools down the road. Much of this involves future oriented fiscal planning. For example, if you buy all of your teachers a laptop, make sure there is money in 2-3 years to replace the machines. This ‘rule’ also applies to software. Make sure to budget for the newest version of the software that will, at some point, need to be updated to the new version.
I understand that many schools are strapped for money. But, in this technologically driven era, it is imperative that schools plan long term for technological tools and set aside the needed reserves to prepare for the future.
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