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

Important Considerations for 21st Century Leaders Hard Questions and Promising Answers

Important Considerations for 21st Century Leaders: Hard Questions and Promising Answers

“The combination of the tools of connectivity and creativity has created a global education, commercial, communication and innovation platform on which more people can start stuff, collaborate on stuff, learn stuff, make stuff (and destroy stuff) with more other people than ever before.”

—Thomas Friedman, 2013

What You Will Learn in This Chapter

  • Strategies to prepare for inevitable changes and challenges in 21st century schools
  • Current trends in online and distance learning, laptop schools, and 1:1 computing
  • Emergence of blending formal and informal learning
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Gathering resources in an era of limits and competing needs

Key Terms Used In This Chapter

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