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This resource helps educators integrate Web and mobile technologies and tools into classroom instruction and offers a model for selecting appropriate tools and technologies for K–12 settings.

Decision-Making and Implementation Model
Decision-making and implementation model

Who makes the decisions for your school or district when it comes to incorporating a new technology, software program, or Web site into instruction? If your situation is similar to that of a majority of U.S. educators, the decision about whether to adopt an emerging technology is often made by IT staff members who have little or no background in instruction, or the decision is made in reaction to an unanticipated consequence or problem that arises.

This approach to selection and implementation of 21st-century instructional tools and strategies is problematic on several levels. This chapter provides a brief discussion about who needs to be involved in making decisions about the use of emerging technologies and the critical importance of ...

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