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Leading 21st Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

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Create a tech-savvy school that delivers academic success!

Written for school leaders, district officials, and technology directors, this user-friendly guide provides an actionable plan for developing and leading a 21st-century school, integrating new technology into teaching and learning, and realizing measurable performance improvement. Aligned to the newly updated Nati
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Paperback, 212 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Corwin Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Katie Robbins
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
If you want a book to help you get excited about the potential of Instructional Technology, this is it. What the books objective seems to be is to launch critical reflection about the merits of instructional technology, teach you the terminology, why schools should use technology, and an overview of how schools are using technology. By the end, you would be pretty persuaded as to why you should come over to the world of IT and Web 2.0

My only two real fault with the book is that 1.) it almost nee
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Carin
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
With technology having such a prominent role in people’s lives, its place in education it has been a topic of discussion by educators as well. The questions of how it should be used, and which would be best utilized by teachers and students have come to the forefront of the discussion. Lynne Schrum and Barbara B. Levin tackle these questions in the second edition of their book, “Leading 21st century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement.” They contend that this book will ...more
Holli
Mar 09, 2013 rated it liked it
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I read this book for "School Technology Leadership" class in Spring 2013. It is a great resource for students, teachers, and other education professionals. The book introduces a variety of concepts and strategies for integrating technology in today's classrooms. The uses of technology and Web 2.0 tools are increasing and becoming more complex. Teachers can become overwhelmed with the number of choices out there. This book offers summaries of numerous tools, making it easier to choose the right o ...more
Laura Fisher
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This text book is organized in a very useful way and seems to address all aspects of leadership in regards to educational technology. There are real world stories from educators and administrators that exemplify different components of NETS standards. It does a great job of emphasizing the importance of keeping up with technology and working to implement the newest and latest for the benefit of students. Many sites are provided and some of the sites are already closed or outdated, but it's worth ...more
Tracy
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Picked this up at the Summer 2010 NSDC and the digital literacy coaches are going to find it right up their alley. A fascinating read.
Deanne
Feb 15, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a pretty good resource for trainers and educators.
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