The work being done to inform the public about new and emerging pedagogies can be the lever with which educational leaders can advocate for the structural changes to crusty old 20th century model.
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March 26, 2015
March 17, 2015
Unless we grapple with the questions about proper use, potential outcomes and ethics regarding technology while students remain in our schools, the dangers inherent in the use of such powerful tools will graduate along with them.
February 01, 2015
The use of technology in teaching, learning, and sharing is not a requirement that can be passed on to the teachers without an understanding of the ease and complexities involved.
December 18, 2014
How can we consider changing the tradition of grading without engaging in serious and respectful conversations with those advocating for it?
August 31, 2014
How can we maximize the capacity of this extraordinary communication medium and attend to our ever-increasing need for empathy and compassion to endure as a human speices? While we lead the use of technology as a vehicle for communication, teaching and learning, we need to wrestle with these questions about visibility, empathy and compassion.
January 14, 2014
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.
June 18, 2013
Before offering any digital learning opportunities for our students, we must become informed ourselves.
April 14, 2013
The students took off in a media environment and are partially misusing it while most of us lag behind and don't really have a good sense of how to use the media properly at all. Understanding the role social media plays in the lives of our students, and seizing the opportunity for teaching ethical behavior is imperative for today's leaders. If we don't take advantage of any opportunity to teach how to behave virtuously and offer the opportunity for practice, we are missing the boat.
April 07, 2013
School leaders must recognize that relying only on traditional communication tools will lead to frustration on the part of today's voting public. People expect to communicate digitally, interactively and with immediacy.
April 02, 2013
Do more teachers than administrators use Twitter?