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Using Technology to Increase Student Learning

Using Technology to Increase Student Learning

March 2000 | 176 pages | Corwin

All across the country, teachers, superintendents, directors of curriculum, and especially principals are being pressured to develop quality technology programs. Business leaders consider technological expertise to be mandatory for success in the workplace; parents feel technology training is as basic as reading, writing, and arithmetic. And here is the first step toward a solution: a practical, jargon-free pathway for principals to create the best possible environment for implementing and teaching technology, including a detailed exploration of the principal's role in leadership, curriculum planning, and implementation. A must for education in the 21st century! Includes a list of related Web sites and a glossary of technical terms.

The Challenge of Building a Quality Technology Program
Creating a School Context for Technology Change
Focusing the Curriculum with Concept-Based Instruction
The Essential Components of a Quality Technology Plan
Using Grade-Level Technology Skills to Enhance the Curriculum
Acquiring Tools
Hardware and Software

Using the Internet to Enhance Curriculum and Instruction
Training School Staff through Collaborative Models
Management of the Technology Environment

Very introductory technology. More accurate for K-6.

Mr Jack Phelan
Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University
August 2, 2011

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ISBN: 9780803968141