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Frank Watson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 18 Sep 1999 09:10:17 -0400
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I am in the process of reviewing the "State Information Technology K-12
Plan." In reviewing other state IT plans they call for the development
of " Information Clearinghouses" ... "creat an statewide electronic
information clearinghouse intended for the discovery and exchange of
best practices in technology centered learning teaching, and educational
leadership" - state of Michigan K-12 IT plan. This seems like what you
are suggesting.

On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Steve Cavrak wrote:

> --
>         <<
>         Some are online..... and more schools are
>         moving to use the Web as a communication tool.....
>         >>
> One of the original thoughts behind the e-rate list
> was that people could and would share their plans -
> turning this into a learning process so that the next
> plans would be better.
> Getting the plans on the web doesn't require anything
> special - just a desire to share information and knowledge.
>         - you don't need a "hard wire" connection.
>         - you don't need a "server"
>         - you don't need a "web master"
> True, if you have some of these things, life is sometimes
> easier ... if you have, e.g., a macintosh with a personal
> web server, you can just put one of your "folders" on the
> web and dump stuff there when ever you want to publish it
>         -
> But even if you don't have these things, life is still easy.
> Just posting these plans to the e-rate or schoo-it listserv
> would automatically put them on the web ...
> And the state, VETC and VITA-LEARN, and VISMT all have
> servers that can support such a "datastore". (And in
> one incarnation, the feds were also going to support
> a web site with all that information - but the paper
> monsters took control.)
> Maybe VT and School-IT can escape the clutches of the
> paper monster this time around.
> Steve
> Maybe this year mo