Technology Plan Assignment- (Fictitious School Plan) Plan/ Justification/ Target Audience

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November 16, 2008

Technology Plan Assignment- (Fictitious School Plan)

Plan/ Justification/ Target Audience:

Attn: School Board Members, Administrative Staff of the Susquehanna Waldorf School.

The wave of the future has arrived in the form of computers and technology. I realize that here at the Waldorf School, we have had a long and hard resistance to the introduction of this technology in the early grades of our program. The philosophy of this program justifies this resistance completely. But with the move towards adding a high school wing to our program, which previously had only gone through 8th grade, it is time to introduce that technology in bits and pieces.

As the new acting library media specialist here at the Susquehanna Waldorf School, I have drafted this proposal to the school board and administrators to begin our journey in the world of technology. What better place to start than in the library setting where students will now be able to access resources electronically. Our paper card catalog has deteriorated dramatically and we need an electronic record to help keep track of all of the wonderful resources our generous community has passed our way. With the growth of our school population and the allocation of a larger space to the library collection, it is time to walk into the 21st century and give this educational resource to our students.

According to Janet Balas, in her article in Computers in Libraries periodical, “In order for patrons to make the wisest use of the library, they must be both computer- and information-literate. Librarians are faced with the challenge of designing programs that fit the literacy needs of the community. Academic and school librarians may find that their users are mostly students who are familiar with computers, but need help with information-seeking skills.” I as the SWS librarian, can only deliver this instruction with the proper equipment and thus, the rationale for this proposal.
The staff are currently the only individuals in the school building who have access to computers. Why not bring that technology to the students as well. I propose the purchase of 6 new iMac computers, one for the librarian and 5 for student usage at library work stations. Each computer will include 1 GB of memory, a 250 GB hard drive, a mouse, a keyboard, and USB Modem. They will be set up on a network with the LMS computer for monitoring purposes. To accompany this hardware would also be 6 surge protected power strips and a Buffalo Air Station router. An HP Office Jet J6480 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner and Copier would also be included in the budget for this project. These computers will accompany the already existing network of computers in the office as well as have internet access through the already existing system.
(Please see attached for more detailed information on the iMac computers and HP printer.)
In addition, our wonderful handwork teacher has offered to take on the project of building the necessary workstation for the new computers to rest on. The 11th and 12th grade classes will be taking this on as part of their woodworking class this semester if the project is approved. Our handwork teacher has also offered to donate the supplies.
IMac computers come fully loaded with all the necessary software that will be needed at the time being for the library workstation computers. The Library Media Specialist will require one more much needed tool to bring this library into the 21st century. I propose the purchase of a software called Destiny Library Manager designed by the Follett Software Company. This program comes with the software necessary to catalog the entire collection of books at our disposal, keep detailed records of patron information, and so much more. The software is accompanied by a scanner to easily put books into the cataloguing system, and bar codes to attach to all books. No more will our books walk away never to be found again. With this resource management tool at our fingertips, the collection will be much easier to manage. Students and staff may also reserve or renew their books from home through a link to our school library on the school website. Destiny can be reviewed at



6 iMac computers


1 HP Printer

$199.95 after mail-in rebate $99.95

Destiny Library Manager


Router in Library


6 Power strips

$10.40 each –total $62.40

Grand Total

$12,808.34 ($100 back after mail-in rebate)


November 2008

Research computers and Library mgmt software

December 2008

Present proposal to administration, staff, and Board Members

January 2009

Purchase items on proposal

February-March 2009

Start cataloguing library resources and LMS training on new software.

April 2009

New LM Stations are ready for public use!

Training will include the SLMS and an administrative staff member learning the new Destiny Library Manager program. This can be done in one week’s time. The addition of an office staff person is in the event of the librarian being absent, an office person can help fill in to check out/in books for patrons.
In order for our students to have the best possible education, we as educators need to hand them all possible opportunities to be productive in this world. Technology is everywhere and without it, we would be a heap of trouble. Our students need to know how to use computers and what better way than to start in the library, the hub of the school! This will be successful for some students already have computers in their homes and know how to use them. But there are others who do not have access on a regular basis. We at The Susquehanna Waldorf School need to provide those resources to help our students become information literate and technology literate! Now lets’ start teaching them how to do other things on computers, besides just playing games and conducting Google searches. The incorporation of this technology can only be a success!



What’s in the Box for each new iMac computer:

  • • iMac- 20 inch monitor

  • • Apple Remote

  • • Apple Keyboard

  • • Mighty Mouse

  • • Power cord

  • • Install/restore DVDs

  • • Printed and electronic documentation

Configuration Options4

  • • Processor up to 3.06GHz

  • • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory

  • • Memory up to 4GB

  • • Hard drive up to 1TB

  • • Apple Wireless Keyboard and wireless Mighty Mouse

  • • Apple USB Modem

  • Preinstalled Apple software

  • • AppleCare Protection Plan

Included Software

  • Operating System

  • Applications

Mac OS X v10.5 LeopardThe world’s most advanced operating system offers hundreds of breakthrough innovations and applications, including:

  • • Cover Flow

  • • Quick Look

  • • Stacks

  • • Time Machine

  • • Mail

  • • iChat

  • • Safari

  • • Spaces


HP OfficeJet J6480 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier

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The HP OfficeJet J6480 All-in-One prints and copies at speeds of up to 31 pages per minute* in black and 25 in color, and it has automatic double-sided printing.

In addition, you can print wirelessly using the built-in wireless 802.11g networking. Other convenience features include a 35-page document feeder, 250-sheet input tray, and the ability to receive and store faxes even when the power is off.


  • Do four tasks with one device: print, copy, scan, and fax

  • Print fast--at up to 31 pages per minute in black, and up to 25 in color*

  • Keep plenty of paper ready with the 250-sheet input tray

  • Use half as much paper and be more efficient with automatic two-sided printing

  • Get sharp results with output resolution up to 4800 dpi

  • Scan or fax to a computer, network folder, or memory card

  • Conserve paper and ink with the junk-fax blocker

  • Minimize misprints with the automatic paper-type sensor

  • Reduce your impact on the environment with the Energy Star qualification

System Requirements


  • Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4.x


  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista


  • Black print speed: Up to 31 ppm(draft-quality mode)

  • Color print speed: Up to 25 ppm(draft-quality mode)

  • Black print resolution: Up to 1200 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer)

  • Color print resolution: Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer and 1200 input dpi)

  • Borderless printing: Yes (up to 8.5 x 14 in.)

  • Direct photo printing: Yes (memory cards)

  • Memory cards supported: Secure Digital, High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD), MultimediaCard, Secure MultimediaCard, Reduced-Size MultimediaCard (RS-MMC)/MMCmobile, MMCmicro/miniSD/microSD (adapter not included, purchase separately), CompactFlash Type I and II, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo (with adapter, not included; purchase separately), Memory Stick PRO

  • Duplex printing: Automatic (standard)

  • Duty cycle: Up to 5000 pages

  • Number of copies max.: Up to 100

  • Copy scaling: 25 to 400%

  • Copy speed: Black: Up to 31 cpm*; Color: Up to 25 cpm*

  • Scan type: Flatbed, ADF

  • Scan resolution: Optical: Up to 4800 dpi optical; Enhanced: Up to 19200 dpi

  • Bit depth/Grayscale levels: 48-bit/256

  • Max. document scan size: 8.5 x 11.7 in./21.6 x 29.7 cm

  • Fax transmission sped: 3 seconds per page

  • Fax resolution: Up to 300 x 300 dpi

  • Incoming fax memory: Up to 100 pages

  • Fax speed dials: Up to 100 numbers

  • Paper handling: 250-sheet input tray

  • Connectivity: 1 USB port

  • Networking: Standard (built-in Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g)

  • Display: LCD (2-line text)

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 18.7 x 18.6 x 10.0 in./47.5 x 47.24 x 25.4 cm

  • Weight: 16.87 lb./7.65 kg

What’s in the box

  • HP OfficeJet J6480 all-in-one

  • HP 74 Black InkJet print cartridge (4.5 ml)

  • HP 75 Tri-color InkJet print cartridge (3.5 ml)

  • Power cord

  • USB cable

  • Software CD

  • Setup poster

  • Fax and wireless getting started guide

*Print speeds will vary based on usage. Check with manufacturer for information on print speeds.

One-year limited hardware warranty, Total Care advice and support, plus a toll-free number

Mfr. Part No.: CB029A

Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Actual print speeds will vary depending on computer and type of document printed. Contact manufacturer for print speeds. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.


Power Sentry 6-Outlet Safety Power Strip

Helps keep children safe from accidental shock


The Buffalo AirStation G54 High Power Wireless Cable/DSL Router with AOSS.


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125* High-Speed Mode Adapter (Turbo G).

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 Supports WDS To Increase Coverage With Optional Repeater

 External Switch To Instantly Change Between Wireless Router and Wireless

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 Easy Setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS)

 Automatic Channel Support Selects Best Available Wireless Networking

 Supports WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES) and 128/64-bit WEP Security

 Includes NAT and SPI Firewall and Intrusion Detector

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WLE-MYG antennas. Coupler not included.

 The WHR-HP-G54 supports WDS, also known as Wireless Distribution System

or the Bridge/Repeater Mode, for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint
communication and covers dead spots in Wireless LANs. WDS allows
WHR-HP-G54 to wirelessly communicate with other AirStation Access Points
and Routers that support WDS.

-- WIRELESS LAN SPECs -------------------------------

IEEE 802.11g
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), OFDM
FREQUENCY RANGE- 2,412 ~ 2,462 MHz (1 ~ 11 channel)
802.11g 125* High-Speed Mode: 13, 20, 27, 40, 54, 80, 110,
125 Mbps
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
ACCESS MODE - Infrastructure Mode, WDS
SECURITY - WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64-bit WEP, Wireless Power Output
Setting, MAC Address Registration.
-- WIRED LAN INTERFACE ------------------------------
STANDARDS - IEEE 802.3u (100BaseTX)
IEEE 802.3 (10BaseT)
10/100 Mbps
100BaseTX 4B5B/MLT-3
10BaseT Manchester coding
CONNECTORS - LAN: (4) 10/100 Mbps ports, Auto Sensing, Auto MDIX
WAN: (1) 10/100 Mbps port, Auto Sensing, Auto MDIX
High-speed routing to support FTTH
SECURITY - Dynamic Packet Filtering, Intrusion Detector, NAT/SPI
-- GENERAL ------------------------------------------
POWER- 100~240 VAC Universal, 50/60Hz; Consumption 3.4 watts max.
SIZE - 1.1" x 5.1" x 5.7" WT.- 9.5 ounces


Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology


UPC: 747464109695

Category: Others

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500-WHR-HP-G54Regular price: $83.50Price for You: $69.99

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Works Cited

Balas, Janet L. “Information Literacy and Technology- They Work Best When
They Work Together” 26.5 May 2006: 26-9. Academic Search Complete.
North Hall Library. Mansfield PA 17 Nov 2008.
Buffalo Technology G54 Cable/ DSL Router. Shopila Online Store. 17 Nov 2008
Destiny Library Manager. Follett Software Company. 17 Nov 2008

iMac. Apple Inc. 17 Nov 2008 <>.
Power Sentry 6 outlet Safety Strip. Staples Inc. 17 Nov 2008


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