What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

  • ID: 2212816
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

"Reengineering teaching and learning requires bringing social media and digital technologies into the classroom. What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media is the desktop reference for ′digital immigrants and explorers′ charting the direction of teaching and learning for the ′net generation.′ This is a must–have toolbox for educational leaders who choose to be agents of change. Thanks, Scott and Chris!"
John C. Carver, Van Meter Superintendent of Schools, Des Moines, Iowa

"As technology reshapes teaching and learning in the twenty–first century, school leaders would do well to heed the sound insights and advice assembled by the experts in this book. With dozens of concrete examples, it offers something for education leaders no matter their prior experience with technology tools and issues."
Douglas A. Levin, executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

"Digital technologies and social media continue to evolve and are transforming the way in which we communicate, teach, and learn. This book, written by knowledgeable practitioners, provides a solid foundation for school leaders who are either resistant or unsure of where to begin."
Eric Sheninger, principal, New Milford High School

"Contemporary learning is being revolutionized by social media and digital technologies. This book is a must–read for any administrator trying to make sense of why these tools are important and how to use them to connect, communicate, and collaborate inside and outside of the place we call school."
Pamela R. Moran, EdD, president, Virginia Association of School Superintendents

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Foreword vii
David Warlick

Introduction 1

1 Blogs 3
Kristin Hokanson and Christian Long

2 Wikis 13
Stephanie Sandifer and Vicki A. Davis

3 Podcasts and Webinars 25
Steve Dembo and Wesley Fryer

4 RSS and RSS Readers 37
Will Richardson and Karl Fisch

5 Digital Video 45
Mathew Needleman

6 Virtual Schooling 53
Michael Barbour and Richard E. Ferdig

Interlude: Social Media Is Changing the Way We Live and Learn 67
Sheryl Nussbaum–Beach

7 One– to– One Computing 75
Chris Lehmann and Pamela Livingston

8 Free and Open Source Software 83
Tom Hoffman

9 Educational Gaming 93
John W. Rice

10 Social Bookmarking 101
Dean Shareski and Mary Beth Hertz

11 Online Mind Mapping 107
Carl Anderson and Richard Byrne

12 Course Management Systems 117
Scott S. Floyd and Miguel Guhlin

Interlude: See Sally Research: Evolving Notions of Information Literacy 123
Joyce Kasman Valenza and Doug Johnson

13 Online Tool Suites 137
Diana Laufenberg and Mark Wagner

14 Twitter 147
Alec Couros and Kevin Jarrett

15 Online Images and Visual Literacy 153
Kimberly Cofino and David Jakes

16 Mobile Phones and Mobile Learning 159
Liz Kolb and Sharon Tonner

17 Social Networking 173
Ewan McIntosh and Jeff Utecht

Afterword 183
Christopher D. Sessums

About the Editors 189

About the Contributors 191

Index 203

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Scott McLeod is an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. McLeod created the first graduate program built specifically to prepare tech–savvy school leaders at the University of Minnesota. A recognized expert on K–12 school technology leadership issues, McLeod works with corporate and non–profit institutions to move schools into the 21st century. McLeod also serves as the founding director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE) and writes the popular education blog, Dangerously Irrelevant (dangerouslyirrelevant.org).

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This groundbreaking school, which integrates technology throughout classrooms and administration, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and was named one of the "Ten Most Amazing Schools" in Ladies Home Journal. Lehmann was named one of the "30 Most Influential People in EdTech" by Tech & Learning magazine in June 2010 and has received several other distinctions and awards throughout his career. He is a regular speaker and the author of the Practical Theory blog (www.practicaltheory.org).
Visit techtoolsforschools.org for additional resources, interviews with chapter authors, and more!

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