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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TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
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.
IN EVERY ISSUE
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
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
Principal May/June 2015: Tech ToolsRead More
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Shelly M. Arneson. Corwin Press, 2015, 118 pages.
From the Editor: Professional Networks: Never ObsoleteRead More
Principal, May/June 2015 By Kaylen Tucker I started to title this column “What Is Voxer?” to address what my…
Postscript: Leveraging ResourcesRead More
By Gail Connelly Prinicpal, May/June 2015
It’s the Law: Technology and TeachersRead More
By Perry A. Zirkel Principal, May/June 2015
Ten to Teen: Making Time in the MiddleRead More
By Steve Kovach Principal, May/June 2015 Simply put, we needed extra time. While reviewing the data on student performance,…
The Reflective Principal: Collaborative Principles for PrincipalsRead More
By Robyn Conrad Hansen, Ed.d. Principal, May/June 2015
Raising the Bar: Urban Oasis Yields Student AchievementRead More
By Brad Rumble and Timothy G. Thomas Principal, May/June 2015 Each autumn, the yellow-rumped warbler arrives on the campus…
Principal’s Bookshelf: Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in SchoolsRead More
Jane S. Hirschi. Harvard Education Press, 2015, 149 pages.
Practitioner’s Corner: Tech Solutions for Classroom ManagementRead More
By Shanna Rae Principal, May/June 2015 It’s no secret that behavioral disruptions can hinder teaching and learning. My school,…
Parents & Schools: Engage Parents as PartnersRead More
By Beth Johnston Principal, May/June 2015 As the principal of a large, growing elementary school (plus a parent of…
Best Practice: Modern Spaces for New TechnologyRead More
By Sally Lindgren Principal, May/June 2015 As digital learning, personalized learning, and 1:1 initiatives take hold in our schools,…
The Word on VoiceRead More
Russell Quaglia explains why it’s time to start listening to students and teachers. Principal, May/June 2015
Comprehensive Support for Young English LearnersRead More
Strategies for language acquisition in the early grades. By Karen N. Nemeth Principal, May/June 2015
Social Media 3.0Read More
Developing a connected mindset through intentional practice. By Daniel Butler Principal, May/June 2015 Social media is a tool that…
Build Tech Success With Students’ HelpRead More
Students take pride in helping teachers integrate technology in this California elementary school. By Aaron Brengard Principal, May/June 2015…
Flip Your LeadershipRead More
Flipped communication isn’t just for classrooms; teachers and parents can also benefit. By Peter DeWitt Principal, May/June 2015 Tech…
A Culture of InnovationRead More
Two schools’ journeys toward implementing 1:1 computing. By Stefani Pautz, Douglas Elmendorf, and Jennifer Mullenax. Principal, May/June 2015 Tech…