Students practiced the skill needed to maintain technology at a district and campus level. The fundamentals of network and system administration were covered. Students gained proficiency in hardware and software purchasing strategies, imaging, network software distribution, remote management, and creating local area networks.
ISTE 5.d. Teachers contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community.
EDTC 5325 highlighted a crucial element of a district level educational technologists responsibilities: appropriately determining a district's technology needs and making educationally and fiscally appropriate decisions based on those needs.
While discussing the rationale behind certain decisions, a guiding thought solidified in my mind. Namely, I became intent on to focusing on sustainability and affordability in K12 education. This goal has shaped my desire to direct the implementation of technology in K12 education. This can be seen in the presentation I gave that year at TCEA advocating and discussing the use of GNU/Linux thin clients within K12 in order to save resources and provide more students with meaningful access to technology. (Many of my deliberations and suggestions can be found in an essay I wrote in response to an essay contest.)
|LTSP Benefits (Brief) Presentation||This presentation briefly highlights the benefits of implementing the thin client - server model in schools.||LTSP Brief Presentation|
|LTSP Presentation for TCEA||This Wiki was used to present the advantages of LTSP at the 2010 TCEA conference.||LTSP TCEA 2010 Presentation|