Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 11, June

22 We Count On
And speaking of leadership ... Technology & Learning's advisory board and regular contributing editors are key players when it comes to providing our readers, visitors, and attendees with top-quality, up-to-the-minute content. Here, we introduce...
7 Time-Saving Tools: We Polled Administrators from a Range of School Settings to See Which Technologies Make Their Work Lives Easier, Better, and More Productive
When instructional technology coordinator Bill Burrall gave us his "10 Time-Saving Tools" in March (see recap on page 22), it got us thinking about the relationship between time and money. Imagine if a technology could shave an hour off your day--or...
Administrators' Guide to Handheld Computers
Leadership On-Demand Running a district office, school, or classroom efficiently means having access to information you need when you need it and using powerful tools to organize and analyze data in order to make decisions. Add to the mix the need...
E-Communications 101: Here Is Your Guide to Efficient Communication in an Electronic Age
More tasks than ever are heading online these days--from student projects and field trips to virtual schools and electronic professional development. The big idea is that technology saves time and effort, focuses people quickly and easily, and commands...
Finding Funding: A Dozen Daring Ideas: The Needs Are Greater and Continuing to Escalate. Demands to Achieve More Are Increasing. Yet the Money Is Gone and It's Not Coming Back. Get over It. It's Time to Innovate
As state coffers continue to shrink this year, there is less money for education and much of what is available is earmarked for mandates. Without deep pockets anywhere, districts have to think strategically and look for even more creative ways to fund...
Getting the Word Out: T&L Talks Strategy with Marsha Chappelow, Assistant Superintendent of Communication Services for Blue Valley Schools in Overland Park, Kan
Q. What's your role in the district? A. I administer the district's communication division, a job that ranges from supervising the communications department that develops our print and digital media to attending regular meetings with a wide range...
Making Technology Work: With Experience in Both Business and the Classroom, New Jersey's Mark Leung Makes Sure Technology Improves Productivity at All Levels of the District
Q. Tell us a bit about your career so far. A. I worked for five years as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse, implementing enterprise-level software at Fortune 100 companies. I decided to leave for a job that required less travel and was...
Show Him the Money: Superintendents Often Leave Technology Planning and Budgeting to Others, but Dr. John Kirby of South Carolina's Latta School District Assumed an Active Leadership Role When the District Decided to Redesign Their Program
Q. You've mentioned your funding priorities fell into place once the district changed its technology vision. Can you describe that vision and how you implemented it? A. We started by hiring a technology director from the business world; forming...
Simplifying Education Management
Managing district information, web sites, and data security as well as supplying information on-demand are just a few of the tasks causing educational administrators to seek new solutions these days. The answer is to streamline the business of running...
Technology Vital to Educating ELL Students: The Fastest Growing Enrollment Group in Schools Today Is English Language Learners
The fastest growing enrollment group in schools today is English Language Learners. According to The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition more than 4.6 million English language learners (ELL) were enrolled in public schools during...
The LeapTrack[TM] Assessment & Instruction System Builds Skill Mastery for English Language Learners
ENVISION THIS: A learning center devoted to meeting the diverse needs of 114 elementary students coming from countries ranging from El Salvador to Afghanistan. The ESOL Center of McAuliffe Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, is precisely this....
What Does Smart Leadership Look Like?
Dear Readers, Welcome to Technology & Learning's June Leadership Guide 2004. Now in its 24th year, T&L remains, as ever, a resource serving K-12 educators in the business of managing, teaching, and training with technology. With this annual...