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The Tech-Savvy School
Volume 76, Number 5
12 Sparking Student Agency with Technology
Why should kids have to wait until after school to do amazing things with technology?
20 Smart Classroom-Tech Integration
By asking the right questions, school leaders can coach teachers to use technology to drive deeper learning.
26 Creating a Shared Vision
How one district reworked a failed ed-tech strategy to transform learning.
30 Teaching Our Way to Digital Equity
How can educators ensure that technology-rich learning experiences aren’t restricted to the most privileged students?
36 “I Can See It!” Math Understanding Through Virtual Reality
Shannon Putman and Lateefah Id-Deen
Letting students engage with materials in a virtual environment can enhance math learning.
41 New Realities
Virtual and augmented reality programs can provide uniquely immersive personalized learning experiences.
48 Making Magic at “High-Tech Hogwarts”
Sarah McKibben, with Photos by Kevin Davis
How an inner-city charter school is using technology to reimagine teaching and learning.
55 In Tech Rollouts, Don’t Forget the Teachers
Before launching a schoolwide technology initiative, leadership must build a sustainable professional learning infrastructure.
60 Protective Measures
School ed-tech initiatives are only as cool as the data-privacy safeguards that undergird them.
64 It’s Not About the Tools
Rohit Mehta, Danah Henriksen, and Joshua M. Rosenberg
Ed-tech training needs to go beyond specific tools and enable teachers with an adaptable, creative mindset.
70 Assistive Technology: Promises Fulfilled
From a teacher’s perspective, assistive technology should be the starting point of school ed-tech strategies.
75 Big Tech, Little Change?
Technology doesn’t change much in schools unless educators can push past convention.
7 Reader’s Guide/Getting Smarter About Ed Tech
82 Show & Tell: A Video Column/The Micro-Teaching Advantage
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Videotaping a teacher’s practice makes for a better debrief, more learning.
84 Leading Together/Tuning in to Teachers’ Voices
Jill Harrison Berg
If a teacher talks in a forest and no one hears, does she make a sound?
86 Confronting Inequity/No More “Waiting on 16”
H. Richard Milner IV
Honor students’ experiences to curb the school pushout problem.
88 One to Grow On/Diving Beneath the Surface
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Using ed tech effectively requires a second-order change.
90 ASCD Policy Priorities/Start 2019 with Advocacy!
It’s not too late for educators to make some important New Year’s resolutions.
4 Readers React
80 Educational Leadership 2019–20 Issue Themes
91 Index to Advertisers
92 Tell Me About
Readers share how they make sure technology isn't a distraction in the classroom.
94 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL Takeaways
Tech-Savvy Thoughts on Education
EL ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
The School Librarian: Your Ultimate Digital Resource
Expectations for teachers to use technology well are rising. Where to look for help? Try a school librarian.
Alice in Tech Wonderland
For teachers, blended learning can be a transformational trip worth taking.
Video: Going Over the Tape
Two math teachers demonstrate the use of video to improve teaching practice,