- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118022246
- ISBN-13: 978-1118022245
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,174,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Facebook, Twitter, Google . . . today's tech-savvy students arealways plugged in. However, all too often their teachers andadministrators aren't experienced in the use of these familiardigital tools. If schools are to prepare students for the future,administrators and educators must harness the power of digitaltechnologies and social media.
With contributions from authorities on the topic of educationaltechnology, What School Leaders Need to Know About DigitalTechnologies and Social Media is a compendium of the most usefultools for any education setting. Throughout the book, expertsincluding Will Richardson, Vicki Davis, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach,Richard Byrne, Joyce Valenza, and many others explain howadministrators and teachers can best integrate technology intoschools, helping to make sense of the often-confusing world ofsocial media and digital tools. They offer the most currentinformation for the educational use of blogs, wikis and podcasts,online learning, open-source courseware, educational gaming, socialnetworking, online mind mapping, mobile phones, and more, andinclude examples of these methods currently at work in schools. Asthe book clearly illustrates, when these tools are combined withthoughtful and deliberate pedagogical practice, it can create atransformative experience for students, educators, andadministrators alike.
What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies andSocial Media reveals the power of information technology and socialnetworks in the classroom and throughout the educationcommunity.
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"Reengineering teaching and learning requires bringing socialmedia and digital technologies into the classroom. What SchoolLeaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media isthe desktop reference for 'digital immigrants and explorers'charting the direction of teaching and learning for the 'netgeneration.' This is a must-have toolbox for educational leaderswho choose to be agents of change. Thanks, Scott and Chris!"
—John C. Carver, Van Meter Superintendent of Schools,Des Moines, Iowa
"As technology reshapes teaching and learning in thetwenty-first century, school leaders would do well to heed thesound insights and advice assembled by the experts in this book.With dozens of concrete examples, it offers something for educationleaders no matter their prior experience with technology tools andissues."
—Douglas A. Levin, executive director, StateEducational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
"Digital technologies and social media continue to evolve andare transforming the way in which we communicate, teach, and learn.This book, written by knowledgeable practitioners, provides a solidfoundation for school leaders who are either resistant or unsure ofwhere to begin."
—Eric Sheninger, principal, New Milford HighSchool
"Contemporary learning is being revolutionized by social mediaand digital technologies. This book is a must-read for anyadministrator trying to make sense of why these tools are importantand how to use them to connect, communicate, and collaborate insideand outside of the place we call school."
—Pamela R. Moran, EdD, president, Virginia Associationof School Superintendents
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Most of the authors in What School Leaders Need to Know I follow their work through blogs and twitter feeds. This book is a brilliant piece to help those reluctant and who need more answers to the questions they have. This is book is a great starting point for those who have heard about different digital technologies and social media in school settings. Each chapter takes a digital technology or a social media tool explains is use in simple terms and leave you lots think about.
Each author is approachable and would be willing to share more with you. They can be easily found in a Google search. They like me belong to a huge network of educators who are making a difference by sharing and learning in a network of educators around the world.
I invite those who are exploring digital technologies and social media to read this book as a starting point. But don't stop with the book! Go further! Ask Questions!
What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media