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Link to West Side Union School District ’s State-Approved Technology Plan: 2012-15 WSUSD Tech Plan.pdf
Because technology continues to play an important role in modern industrial society, integrating technology into the school continues to be a goal, to help prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. “Technology is transforming society, and schools do not have a choice as to whether they will incorporate technology but rather how well they use it to enhance learning” (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory & Illinois State Board of Education, 1995).
To ensure that technology is effectively integrated into the school, the staff closely works with the media instructor and technology coordinator to blend curriculum standards into a technology plan.
The implementation of recent goals for internet installation and connection include the cautions that effective planning for equipment should be short-term. Technology is changing so quickly that it is necessary to evaluate the plan on an annual basis to incorporate recent advances in development.
West Side School maintains a central computer lab in the school’s library. Additional computers are available in the classrooms for staff and student use.