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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Behling, Kirsten – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2017
This chapter explores the central questions and issues that faculty and administrators need to consider when designing and implementing hybrid courses to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, have equal access. The author offers resources on faculty development programs, accessibility checklists, and online resources on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Access to Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Instructional Design
Larkin, Patrick – Educational Leadership, 2015
Some items on the school administrators' to-do list have changed over the years, but there's still one constant at the top of the list--communication. School administrators who are strong communicators tend to earn the trust of their school communities and enjoy more positive feedback from their stakeholders. The advent of technological…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Effectiveness, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Freeman, A.; Ifenthaler, D.; Vardaxis, N. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Miah, Muhammed; Omar, Adnan; Allison-Golding, Monique – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
In recent years, the use of social networking sites has grown tremendously especially among the teens and high school students. However, very little is known about the scale of use, the purpose, how students use these sites and, more specifically, whether these sites help or hurt their academic progress. This study investigates how high school…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Patchin, Justin W., Ed.; Hinduja, Sameer, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Just as the previous generation was raised in front of televisions, adolescents at the turn of the 21st century are being raised in an internet-enabled world where blogs, social networking, and instant messaging are competing with face-to-face and telephone communication as the dominant means through which personal interaction takes place.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Violence, Prevention
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2011
As the school year begins, staff at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) would like to offer all school personnel (including educators, administrators, counselors and support staff) the opportunity to use their many resources for schools! Their resources were created to highlight issues related to trauma, to explain how trauma can…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Personnel, Coping, Emotional Response
Sandifer, Stephanie D. – Eye on Education, 2011
Maximize the effectiveness of your professional activities through the use of wikis, and raise student achievement in turn! With strategies from online educator and technology expert Stephanie Sandifer, this book provides how-to advice on the way in which wikis result in a more efficient use of time, better communication, and increased adult…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Adult Learning, Educational Change, School Administration
Thomas, Michael, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
This timely collection of theoretical and applied studies examines the pedagogical potential and realities of digital technologies in a wide range of disciplinary contexts across the educational spectrum. By mixing content-based chapters with a theoretical perspective with case studies detailing actual teaching approaches utilizing digital…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries
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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2011
This guide is designed for use by information technology administrators, data specialists, and program staff responsible for the "content" in data reports, as well as education leaders (e.g., administrators who prioritize tasks for technical and data staff), and other stakeholders who have an interest in seeing that schools, school…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Laws, Audiences, Disabilities
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May, Henry; Supovitz, Jonathan A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2011
Researchers have used many angles and perspectives to investigate how principals enact instructional leadership in schools. Most research has emphasized the practices of school leaders, although investigations of leadership styles and leadership processes are also present in the literature. In this study, the authors take a different approach by…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Investigations, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
Reeves, Douglas B. – Teachers College Press, 2010
In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today's school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership
Williamson, Ron – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
The end of the school year is a hectic time for high school principals. Summer often provides a brief opportunity to "kick-back" and take time to rest, relax and spend some time thinking about the coming school year. As the school year ends the author would like to introduce several new or updated resources that every high school principal will…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Principals, High Schools, Web Sites
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
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