Technology in Schools

Technology in Schools

by Kevin P. Brady

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483305813
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Series: Debating Issues in American Education: A SAGE Reference Set , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 689 KB

About the Author

Kevin P. Brady is currently an associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Community Programs at the City University of New York–Queens College. His current research interests include student and teacher free speech and expression, legal issues involving student discipline, special education law, school finance, blended learning distance education course development, and educational technology issues involving today’s school leaders. Brady’s peer-reviewed scholarship appears in a wide array of leading educational law, policy, and technology journals, including the Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, Children’s Legal Rights Journal, Distance Education, Education and the Law, Education and Urban Society, Journal of Education Finance, Journal of Interactive Online Learning, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Educational Reform, NASSP Bulletin, Review of Research in Education, and West’s Education Law Reporter.

Table of Contents

About the Editors-in-Chief ix

About the Volume Editor xi

About the Contributors xii

Introduction xvi

1 Is Assistive Technology or Universal Design a More Effective Method of Technology Integration for Students With Disabilities? 1

Overview Kevin P. Brady 1

Point Timothy E. Morse 4

Counterpoint Margie W. Crowe 9

2 Should E-Books Replace Traditional Textbooks and Paper-Based Books in Schools? 16

Overview Kevin P. Brady 16

Point Meredith Stewart 19

Counterpoint Christine M. Battista 25

3 Do Pocket Assistive Technologies, Such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Provide Mainly Educational Benefits or Distractions to Students in Today's Schools? 32

Overview Kevin P. Brady 32

Point Nick Sauers 36

Counterpoint Jerrid W. Kruse 42

4 Are Today's Policies and Procedures Governing Online Student Course Offerings in the K-12 School Environment Appropriate to Fully Realize the Unique Policy and Technology Advantages of These Online Classes? 50

Overview Kevin P. Brady 50

Point Leanna Matchett Archambault 54

Counterpoint Anne F. Thorp 59

5 Are Today's Virtual Schools Effective Student Learning Environments? 68

Overview Kevin P. Brady 68

Point Kathryn Kennedy 71

Counterpoint Abigail Hawkins 74

6 Are Virtual Schools More Cost-Effective Compared to Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Schools? 80

Overview Kevin P. Brady 80

Point Michael Barbour 84

Counterpoint Allison Powell 90

7 Is the Use of Video Surveillance Cameras in Schools an Invasion of Student Privacy? 98

Overview Kevin P. Brady 98

Point Kevin P. Brady 101

Counterpoint Justin M. Bathon 107

8 Should National and/or State-Level Technology Standards Be Required for Today's Teachers? 115

Overview Kevin P. Brady 115

Point Kevin M. Oliver 119

Counterpoint Raymond Rose 126

9 Should Teachers Have the Right to Create and Post Online Content About Their School on Social Networking Sites, When Such Posts Are Made on Their Own Time and Without the Use of School Resources? 135

Overview Kevin P. Brady 135

Point Jayson W. Richardson 139

Counterpoint Bruce Umpstead 145

10 Should School Administrators Have Greater Authority to Discipline Students for Acts of Cyberbullying and Cyberharassment? 153

Overview Kevin P. Brady 153

Point Philip T. K. Daniel 157

Counterpoint Patrick D. Pauken 164

11 Should Administrators Have Greater Authority to Discipline Students for False Posts About School Personnel on Social Networking Websites? 174

Overview Kevin P. Brady 174

Point Curtis R. Nash 178

Counterpoint Korrin M. Ziswiler 184

12 Should Public Schools Promote Themselves on Social Networking Sites, Such as Facebook and Twitter? 192

Overview Kevin P. Brady 192

Point Steven M. Baule 195

Counterpoint Robert Stewart Mayers Geraldine R. Johnson 200

13 Do New Technologies Have the Potential to Transform Education by Replacing Current Teaching Methods? 208

Overview A. Jonathan Eakle 208

Point Jill Castek 212

Counterpoint Margaret Hagood 219

Index 226

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