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.
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January 14, 2014
December 23, 2013
When adults make mistakes on social media, they can become powerful examples for classroom discussions about the consequences of online speech.
December 15, 2013
The use of social media as a communication tool for educators is inevitable. The paramount value of using social media is the creation and maintenance of relationships. It is a communication accelerant that moves information between people faster than we have ever experienced and, in fewer words than we are used to using.
December 06, 2013
A review of websites and mobile apps designed to help students in the college application process shows low-income students don't benefit as much from the technology and limitations in the approach.
December 05, 2013
Eric Sheninger, the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, is known for his innovative use of social networking in education. His new book for education leaders on the topic, "Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times," comes out Jan. 14.
November 25, 2013
The chief of Steubenville schools has been indicted for charges related to a high-profile rape case that rocked the Ohio town.
November 19, 2013
National Parental Involvement Day, on Nov. 21, will highlight an effort to provide low-income families with free or discounted Internet access and computers.
November 19, 2013
How our students use social media may depend greatly on how the adults around them use it.
November 07, 2013
After the iNACOL conference in Orlando, I stopped by Florida Virtual School, the nation's first and largest online public statewide school. It was a lot more fun than a trip to Disney and I learned 10 things about their success.
November 05, 2013
Join Education Week for a webinar on Nov. 7 for a discussion about how districts can identify the skills needed in a chief technology officer.