A good idea for
schools to do is to take advantage of the relationships
that their community developed for NetDay - between the
school and businesses, among teachers and parents and students.
NetDay teams can continue working together to create a
comprehensive technology plan for their school, decide
what hardware to get and how to find funding for it, complete
the network, and discuss ways to help teachers work new
technology into their curricula.
are offering schools free or substantially discounted
prices on products and services related to computers,
networks, and teacher training. See NetDayCompass.org for
education resources on the Internet.
have numerous choices for Internet access. Phone companies
are becoming Internet service providers, and so are many
county governments. In some schools, students themselves
have gone into business as providers. There are sources
of funding and discounted telecommunications available
from sources such as the E-rate. Be sure to check with
your district or county technology office for telecommunications
options available to schools.
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