From Now On
By Jamie McKenzie
Business tells us that successful implementation of innovations requires complete and thorough attention to all-important costs. The concept is called the "Total Cost of Ownership." McKenzie suggests that most TCO models ignore important costs that educators would emphasize and he offers a model he calls "The True Cost of Ownership" to cover all essential elements.
This is a sample chapter of his latest book, Just in Time Technology: Doing Better with Fewer.
New or NoteworthyCheck out the wonderful online technology journal, Meridian - Middle School Technologies Journal, available thanks to NC State. The winter issue offers a half dozen intriguing articles. Go to journal at http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian.
What should we do with all that duct tape bought to tape up American homes? Donate it to schools to help with network repairs?
Concerned that NCLB puts too much emphasis on testing and not enough on capacity building and funding, FNO Press has launched a new journal, "No Child Left," and a Web site, http://nochildleft.com, to urge repeal or drastic amendment of NCLB. You can subscribe for free to the monthly journal.
You can now purchase Jamie McKenzie's four books about smart use of new technologies for just $60 - a 25% savings off the list price of $80 for the collection.
Credits: The photographs were shot by Jamie McKenzie.