Master The Latest Educational Technology To Teach 21st Century Skills. The pace of technological change picks up speed with each passing day. Educators must place the proper emphasis on technology leadership—using proven methods—if they are to prepare students to thrive in the classroom and beyond. When first published in 2009, this book empowered administrators and teachers to plan and execute effective strategies for enhancing student engagement and achievement through technology. This second edition features 80% brand-new material addressing the latest technological developments, combined with the authors’ tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include: • Aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards • Comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know • A companion website featuring a massive volume of resources for additional progress With this book close at hand, school leaders will confidently guide students into the exciting digital future. “The world of technology changes by the second and educators are left in the dust to navigate a tsunami of tools. Levin and Schrum provide a detailed roadmap of technology tools available today and how they can be harnessed by educators to improve student engagement.” -Eric Sheninger, Educational Consultant and Author of Digital Leadership “School leaders need less philosophy and more of a focus on the practical steps needed to move forward. Levin and Schrum update their best-selling First Edition by adding in the newest innovations in technology, while at the same time offering suggestions on how to get started.” -Peter DeWitt, Corwin author/Consultant Finding Common Ground Blog/ Education Week

Tools for School Leaders Enhancing Communication and Building Partnerships

Tools for School Leaders: Enhancing Communication and Building Partnerships

“There can no longer be an ‘opt out’ clause when dealing with technology in our schools, especially from our administrators. We need to prepare our kids to live in this world now and in the future. Change may feel hard, but it is part of learning. We expect it from our kids, we need to expect it from ourselves.”

—George Couros, Principal

What You Will Learn in This Chapter

  • How administrators can use Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and social media to enhance communication within their schools and districts and with the larger community.
  • Reasons for developing your personal learning network (PLN)
  • Ideas for using Web 2.0 tools to ...
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