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ISBN-13 9780137058235ISBN-10 0137058233
ISBN-10 0137058225ISBN-13 9780137058228
Author(s): Anthony G. Picciano
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 336

For students taking Introduction to Educational Administration and Leadership courses.

A practical and current guide to the application of technology in schools for both administrative and instructional uses.

Technology in schools has evolved from the predominance of stand-alone computers to a blend of computer, media, communications, and other forms of technology dominated by the ubiquitous Internet and World Wide Web. In addition, K-12 education has evolved into a much more outcomes-driven enterprise that depends upon technology and data to perform many of its basic functions.  

The newly revised fifth edition of Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology provides educators with both the theoretical and the practical considerations for planning and implementing technology in today’s schools, with an emphasis on the total application of technology including both administrative and instructional uses. Designed for preservice and inservice educators such as administrators, teachers, technology coordinators, and media specialists, this fifth edition text builds a strong foundation from which educators may provide informed leadership and become agents for realizing the powerful potential of technology in their schools.

Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology is presented in three sections that instructs readers on how to successfully plan, initiate, implement, and support technology in their schools. Section I covers the basic concepts and foundations of technology in schools, including a chapter on pedagogical and social issues related to technology that should be considered as part of the planning process. Section II provides six chapters on the nature of technology applications and technology in action, including three separate chapters discussing technologies related to multimedia, the Internet, and distance learning, as well as a new chapter on data-driven decision-making. Section III concludes with information on the primary components of planning for and developing technology applications in schools, and provides practical information on evaluating, funding, and implementing these components.