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ERIC Number: EJ868936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Clear Communication in the Digital Age
Manchester, Bette
Principal Leadership, v10 n4 p22-25 Dec 2009
One of the essential factors of successful integration of technology in classrooms is the role and relationship of the technology coordinator in supporting integration efforts. The vision for the use of technology in each school and district and the leadership role of the tech coordinator must be clear and understood by all. This article presents a letter that might be written by a principal to lay out his or her vision of and expectation for shared leadership. This letter contains elements for a conversation with building or district technology coordinators. It states the learning goals and the vision that the school community is preparing students for their future. Doing so requires that the technology meets the needs of the users: the users shouldn't be expected to meet the needs of the technology. The network systems should be designed so that they are as invisible and reliable to the users as possible. But as important as the technology itself is, hardware, software, and network security should never be the focus of the technology coordinators. Instead, principals should ensure that their technology staff members focus on the people in the school--students, administrators, and staff members--and how they can use technology tools to learn.
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A