Principal May/June 2015: Technology and Innovation

Innovations in technology have implications for how students learn, teachers instruct, and school leaders manage. With dwindling funds and higher expectations for student achievement, maximizing technology tools has never been more important. This issue features not only the latest and greatest tech, but also offers strategies on how to wisely integrate it into your school. You’ll also find tech tools paired with several articles that can be used to enhance education at your school.
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A Culture of Innovation Stefani Pautz, Douglas Elmendorf, and Jennifer Mullenax Two schools’ journeys toward implementing 1:1 computing.
Flip Your Leadership Peter DeWitt Flipped communication isn’t just for classrooms; teachers and parents can also benefit.
Build Tech Success With Students’ Help Aaron Brengard Students take pride in helping teachers integrate technology in this California elementary school.
Social Media 3.0: Beyond Twitter and Facebook Daniel Butler Developing a connected mindset through intentional practice.
Comprehensive Support for Young English Learners Karen N. Nemeth Strategies for language acquisition in the early grades.
The Word on Voice Russell Quaglia explains why it’s time to start listening to students and teachers.
From the Editor Professional Networks: Never Obsolete —Kaylen Tucker
Snapshots Adaptive learning, difficult conversations, advice for new principals
Best Practice Modern Spaces for New Technology —Sally Lindgren
Parents & Schools Engage Parents as Partners —Beth Johnston
Practitioner’s Corner Tech Solutions for Classroom Management —Shanna Rae
Principal’s Bookshelf
Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in Schools By Jane S. Hirschi —Reviewed by Kristin Liewehr Bishop
Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations By Shelly M. Arneson —Reviewed by Allen Fain
Raising the Bar Urban Oasis Yields Student Achievement —Brad Rumble and Timothy G. Thomas
The Reflective Principal Collaborative Principles for Principals —Robyn Conrad Hansen, Ed.D.
Ten to Teen Making Time in the Middle —Steve Kovach
It’s the Law Technology and Teachers —Perry A. Zirkel
Postscript Leveraging Resources —Gail Connelly

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