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

Web 2.0, Apps, Social Media, and Other Tools

Web 2.0, Apps, Social Media, and Other Tools

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”

—John Dewey

What You Will Learn in This Chapter

  • Web 2.0 tools to use throughout the curriculum
  • Social media tools in education
  • Mobile apps and more for K–12 environments

Key Terms Used In This Chapter


Apps are short applications, which are typically small, specialized programs downloaded onto mobile devices.


Blog is short for “Web log.” A blog is a frequently updated online diary or journal.

Digital Picture and Video Editing

Digital picture and video editing websites store photos and videos, which then can be edited with relative ease.

Educational Bookmarking

Educational bookmarking allows Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of webpages by using metadata ...

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