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ERIC Number: ED499321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-578-86677-9
ISSN: N/A
Managing Technology in Our Schools: Establishing Goals and Creating a Plan
Price, Betsy
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Schools are at a point for change, about to incorporate technology as never before in the nation's classrooms. For this to happen, the input of savvy business managers is required. This book is for those who will not only be responsible for managing and financing technology budgets, but for providing the leadership to govern. The book reflects on recent progress and uses lessons learned to identify best practices for managing and financing the next wave of technology purchases and application. It highlights the perseverance and persistence that adopting technology required from the beginning and what is needed as using technology matures into an established, solid support and tool for teaching. The book explores schools' political, economic, physical, and staff realities that business management must address in order to continue the process of educating the next generation of technology savvy, intellectual, and problem solving workers. The thoughts in this book are from the perspective of an observer, watching schools and teachers as they pioneer electronic curriculum. These observations show the complexity and the need for forward-thinking management that can be mediators amongst stakeholders, fostering technology as a tool, and shows that the next large purchases in technology will be electronic curriculums delivering a wide variety of materials and employing different teaching techniques. Seventeen chapters include: (1) Technology Meanders In; (2) The First Buyers: Early Adopters of Technology; (3) Managing Innovation; (4) The Other Stakeholders; (5) Managing the Stakeholders; (6) The Path of Getting Computers into the Classroom; (7) The Perfect Learning Environment; (8) Enter the Techies; (9) Managing Chaos; (10) What Business Managers Need to Know from Technical Staff; (11) Students Among the Chaos; (12) Matching Technology with the Learning Environment; (13) Before Buying Technology; (14) Successful Classroom Models for Adapting Technology; (15) What Electronic Materials Need to Be; (16) The Leadership Role of Business Managers; and (17) And Then There Was Mosaic.
Rowman & Littlefield Education. 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191. Tel: 800-462-6420; Fax: 800-338-4550; e-mail: custserv@rowman.com; Web site: http://www.rowmaneducation.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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