Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders / Edition 1

Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders / Edition 1

by Susan J. Brooks-Young
     
 

Focus your technology leadership skills on what matters most!

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

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Overview

Focus your technology leadership skills on what matters most!

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 coalesces her most popular and insightful work into a collection of practical technology strategies for issues most critical to busy school leaders. The book is organized into the following four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of technology leadership

  • New Literacies: the latest technology advances and opportunities for integration in schools
  • Engaging Teachers and Students: tools and strategies for professional development, establishing a Web presence, classroom blogs, and distance learning
  • Providing a Reliable Infrastructure: tech-ready facilities, cost management, software and networks, and the role of technology coordinators
  • Legal and Social Concerns: Internet safety and security, precautions, copyright and plagiarism concerns, home-school communications, and much more

    School 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927307
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,268,193
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. INew literacies5
1Integration issues for twenty-first-century teachers6
2Information literacy13
3Visual literacy : taking things at face value22
4Library/media centers : strategy for improved student performance28
5Don't limit the value of the library/media center34
Pt. IIEngaging teachers and students39
6Implementing your vision : professional development through promoting effective technology integration40
7Provide your own professional development47
8Establishing a Web presence : what to do before building a classroom Web site53
9Set out on a WebQuest60
10Blogs in K-12 education : where's the fit?66
11Video streaming : harnessing a unique capability of technology75
12Distance learning in the K-12 learning environment84
13Project-based learning : technology makes it realistic!92
Pt. IIIProviding a reliable infrastructure99
14Managing total cost of ownership100
15Tech-ready facilities110
16Software and networks : the new challenges116
17The evolving role of the technology coordinator122
18What to do when things aren't working127
Pt. IVLegal and social concerns133
19Teachers, students, and technology use : some cautions134
20Copyright and technology use in the classroom139
21Monitoring student Internet use : it's more than filtering145
22Spreading the word quickly : technology-based home/school communication151
23Assistive technologies : meeting the needs of students with physical disabilities157
24Sitting pretty? : the ergonomics of computer workstations162

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