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Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders

Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders

by Susan J. Brooks-Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412927293

ISBN-13: 9781412927291

Pub. Date: 04/11/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927291
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1: New Literacies
1. Integration Issues for Twenty-First-Century Teachers
2. Information Literacy
3. Visual Literacy: Taking Things at Face Value
4. Library/Media Centers: Strategy for Improved Student Performance
5. Don’t Limit the Value of the Library/Media Center
Part 2: Engaging Teachers and Students
6. Implementing Your Vision: Professional Development Through Promoting Effective Technology Integration
7. Provide Your Own Professional Development
8. Establishing a Web Presence: What to Do Before Building a Classroom Web Site
9. Set Out on a Web Quest
10. Blogs in K-12 Education: Where’s the Fit?
11. Video Streaming: Harnessing a Unique Capability of Technology
12. Distance Learning in the K-12 Learning Environment
13. Project-Based Learning: Technology Makes It Realistic!
Part 3: Providing a Reliable Infrastructure
14. Managing Total Cost of Ownership
15. Tech-Ready Facilities
16. Software and Networks: The New Challenges
17. The Evolving Role of the Technology Coordinator
18. What to Do When Things Aren’t Working
Part 4: Legal and Social Concerns
19. Teachers, Students, and Technology Use: Some Cautions
20. Copyright and Technology Use in the Classroom
21. Monitoring Student Internet Use: It’s More Than Filtering
22. Spreading the Word Quickly: Technology-Based Home/School Communication
23. Assistive Technologies: Meeting the Needs of Students With Physical Disabilities
24. Sitting Pretty? The Ergonomics of Computer Workstations
Subject Index

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