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

Issues to Decide One-to-One, BYOD, Smartphones, and More

Issues to Decide: One-to-One, BYOD, Smartphones, and More

“It is important to remember that educational software, like textbooks, is only one tool in the learning process. Neither can be a substitute for well-trained teachers, leadership, and parental involvement.”

—Keith Krueger, Chief Executive Officer, CoSN

What You Will Learn in This Chapter

  • Deliberations and need for technology planning
  • Purpose and use of technology planning team
  • Implementation choices
  • Considerations for sustaining technology decisions
  • Other trends in educational technology

Key terms used in This Chapter

3-D Printing

3-D printing, or three-dimensional printing, is a way to design and print a three-dimensional object from a 3-D model or other electronic data source.


BYOD stands for bring your own device (or BYOT—bring your own technology).

Electronic Whiteboards

Electronic whiteboards, aka interactive whiteboards (IWBs), are large ...

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