- 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: #1,114,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Facebook, Twitter, Google . . . today's tech-savvy students are always plugged in. However, all too often their teachers and administrators aren't experienced in the use of these familiar digital tools. If schools are to prepare students for the future, administrators and educators must harness the power of digital technologies and social media.
With contributions from authorities on the topic of educational technology, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media is a compendium of the most useful tools for any education setting. Throughout the book, experts including Will Richardson, Vicki Davis, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Richard Byrne, Joyce Valenza, and many others explain how administrators and teachers can best integrate technology into schools, helping to make sense of the often-confusing world of social media and digital tools. They offer the most current information for the educational use of blogs, wikis and podcasts, online learning, open-source courseware, educational gaming, social networking, online mind mapping, mobile phones, and more, and include examples of these methods currently at work in schools. As the book clearly illustrates, when these tools are combined with thoughtful and deliberate pedagogical practice, it can create a transformative experience for students, educators, and administrators alike.
What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media reveals the power of information technology and social networks in the classroom and throughout the education community.
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Praise for What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media
"Reengineering teaching and learning requires bringing social media and digital technologies into the classroom. What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media is the desktop reference for 'digital immigrants and explorers' charting the direction of teaching and learning for the 'net generation.' This is a must-have toolbox for educational leaders who 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 the twenty-first century, school leaders would do well to heed the sound insights and advice assembled by the experts in this book. With dozens of concrete examples, it offers something for education leaders no matter their prior experience with technology tools and issues."
—Douglas A. Levin, executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
"Digital technologies and social media continue to evolve and are transforming the way in which we communicate, teach, and learn. This book, written by knowledgeable practitioners, provides a solid foundation for school leaders who are either resistant or unsure of where to begin."
—Eric Sheninger, principal, New Milford High School
"Contemporary learning is being revolutionized by social media and digital technologies. This book is a must-read for any administrator trying to make sense of why these tools are important and how to use them to connect, communicate, and collaborate inside and outside of the place we call school."
—Pamela R. Moran, EdD, president, Virginia Association of 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