ERIC Number: ED477455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Planning for Technology: A Guide for School Administrators, Technology Coordinators, and Curriculum Leaders.
Whitehead, Bruce M.; Jensen, Devon F. N.; Boschee, Floyd
This book provides information and activities to help school administrators, technology coordinators, and curriculum developers to establish a school plan that supports in-class technology usage for students and teachers. Chapter 1 provides the context and rationale for the technology shift suggested in the book. Chapter 2 outlines how crucial administrative planning and leadership are to making this technology initiative a practical reality. Chapter 3 establishes a case for developing a strong technology professional development plan with all its supportive administrative features. Chapter 4 provides a practical framework for bringing computers into the classroom and issues that teachers, through administrative support, need to address in trying to develop a closer link between computers and the curriculum. Chapter 5 contains key processes, structures, reflective activities, and research necessary for administrators as they consider developing their own technology public relations plan. Chapter 6 helps administrators become aware of the financial options available to them. Chapter 7 addresses the key factors that school administrators must explore as they implement classroom-networked learning centers throughout their schools. Chapter 8 provides a structural model for developing an effective evaluation and assessment. Each chapter concludes with a series of reflective activities. Appendices include individual teacher and administrator technology profiles, a sample school district technology plan, national education technology standards and performance indicators, and a glossary. Contains name and subject indexes. (MES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, National Standards, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Technology Uses in Education
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-4596-2, $34.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-4595-4, $74.95); Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com/.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Foreword by William J. Janklow.