Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy and Applications in K12 Schools

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In today's society where most students own MP3 players, engage in constant instant messaging and downloading from the Internet, more than ever school administrators and staff should be aware of issues in administration, policy, and applications. This book provides a comprehensive presentation of current policies and practices of technology in K12 schools. The first part of the book lays out the foundation of what schools should be concerned about involving various aspects of technology and its impact on school administration and teaching. The second part of the book introduces technology, policy and philosophical discussions on the use of technology in schools. The third section of the book provides an examination of technology of practical applications of technology currently used in schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762312801
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2006
  • Series: Advances in Educational Administration Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Changing schools with technology : what every school should know about innovation 3
Cyber-bullying and schools in an electronic era 17
Critical support framework for K-12 school and university technology partnerships 29
The pasteurization of education 43
Teacher as brand : pursuing professional identities in a digital domain 57
Copyright, technology, and your rights 73
Beyond the digital divide 85
Technology and urban youth : emergent issues regarding access 101
Acceptable use policies in school districts : myth or reality? 115
Knowing and getting what you pay for : administration, technology, and accountability in K-12 schools 125
A hermeneutic approach towards integrating technology into schools : policy and practice 143
Educational digital libraries : platforms for innovation and equity 163
Integrating Squeak into a community : a collaborative effort 181
Collaborative learning environments - developing smart classrooms in theory and in practice 201
Can we talk? : communication technologies, social informatics, and systemic change 213
Ubiquitous computing : rethinking teaching, learning and technology integration 231
Digital photo journals : a novel approach to addressing early childhood technology standards and recommendations 253
Personal, professional, technical, and institutional factors involved in developing a computer-intensive English curriculum 271
Superintendent leadership for technology integration in public education 287
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