Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders

ISBN-10: 1412927307

ISBN-13: 9781412927307

Edition: 2007

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Ever-changing technology and a generation of "digital-native" students challenge educators to keep pace, especially in preparing students for a successful future in an increasingly technologically advanced world.Well-known technology specialist and consultant, Susan Brooks-Young emphasizes that incorporating effective, regular use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning is imperative if we want to "stay in the game." In this new book, Brooks-Young combines her most popular work into a collection of practical technology strategies and issues most critical for busy school leaders. The book is organized into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of technology leadership:o New Literacies: the latest technology advances and opportunities for integration in schoolso Engaging Teachers and Students: tools and strategies for professional development, establishing a web presence, classroom blogs, and distance learningo Providing a Reliable Infrastructure: tech-ready facilities, cost management, software and networks, and the role of technology coordinatorso Legal and Social Concerns: Internet safety and security, precautions, copyright and plagiarism concerns, home-school communications, and much moreSchool leaders will find detailed and concise information, extensive resources, and reflective questions for personal use or group discussion. This comprehensive, straightforward guide provides all the tools needed for effective technology leadership.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

New Literacies
Integration Issues for Twenty-First-Century Teachers
Information Literacy
Visual Literacy: Taking Things at Face Value
Library/Media Centers: Strategy for Improved Student Performance
Don't Limit the Value of the Library/Media Center
Engaging Teachers and Students
Implementing Your Vision: Professional Development Through Promoting Effective Technology Integration
Provide Your Own Professional Development
Establishing a Web Presence: What to Do Before Building a Classroom Web Site
Set Out on a WebQuest
Blogs in K-12 Education: Where's the Fit?
Video Streaming: Harnessing a Unique Capability of Technology
Distance Learning in the K-12 Learning Environment
Project-Based Learning: Technology Makes It Realistic!
Providing a Reliable Infrastructure
Managing Total Cost of Ownership
Tech-Ready Facilities
Software and Networks: The New Challenges
The Evolving Role of the Technology Coordinator
What to Do When Things Aren't Working
Legal and Social Concerns
Teachers, Students, and Technology Use: Some Cautions
Copyright and Technology Use in the Classroom
Monitoring Student Internet Use: It's More Than Filtering
Spreading the Word Quickly: Technology-Based Home/School Communication
Assistive Technologies: Meeting the Needs of Students With Physical Disabilities
Sitting Pretty? The Ergonomics of Computer Workstations
Subject Index
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