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Educational LeadershipFebruary 2019The Tech-Savvy SchoolVolume 76, Number 5
12 Sparking Student Agency with TechnologyWill RichardsonWhy should kids have to wait until after school to do amazing things with technology?
20 Smart Classroom-Tech IntegrationLiz KolbBy asking the right questions, school leaders can coach teachers to use technology to drive deeper learning.
26 Creating a Shared VisionRichard CulattaHow one district reworked a failed ed-tech strategy to transform learning.
30 Teaching Our Way to Digital EquityJustin ReichHow 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 RealityShannon Putman and Lateefah Id-DeenLetting students engage with materials in a virtual environment can enhance math learning.
41 New RealitiesJaime DonallyVirtual and augmented reality programs can provide uniquely immersive personalized learning experiences.
48 Making Magic at “High-Tech Hogwarts”Sarah McKibben, with Photos by Kevin DavisHow an inner-city charter school is using technology to reimagine teaching and learning.
55 In Tech Rollouts, Don’t Forget the TeachersCatlin TuckerBefore launching a schoolwide technology initiative, leadership must build a sustainable professional learning infrastructure.
60 Protective MeasuresLinnette AttaiSchool ed-tech initiatives are only as cool as the data-privacy safeguards that undergird them.
64 It’s Not About the ToolsRohit Mehta, Danah Henriksen, and Joshua M. RosenbergEd-tech training needs to go beyond specific tools and enable teachers with an adaptable, creative mindset.
70 Assistive Technology: Promises FulfilledKyle RedfordFrom a teacher’s perspective, assistive technology should be the starting point of school ed-tech strategies.
75 Big Tech, Little Change?Simon RodbergTechnology doesn’t change much in schools unless educators can push past convention.
7 Reader’s Guide/Getting Smarter About Ed TechAnthony Rebora
82 Show & Tell: A Video Column/The Micro-Teaching AdvantageDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyVideotaping a teacher’s practice makes for a better debrief, more learning.
84 Leading Together/Tuning in to Teachers’ VoicesJill Harrison BergIf 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 IVHonor students’ experiences to curb the school pushout problem.
88 One to Grow On/Diving Beneath the SurfaceCarol Ann TomlinsonUsing ed tech effectively requires a second-order change.
90 ASCD Policy Priorities/Start 2019 with Advocacy!David GriffithIt’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 AboutReaders share how they make sure technology isn't a distraction in the classroom.
94 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL TakeawaysTech-Savvy Thoughts on Education
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The School Librarian: Your Ultimate Digital ResourceDoug JohnsonExpectations for teachers to use technology well are rising. Where to look for help? Try a school librarian.
Alice in Tech WonderlandJennifer WaldvogelFor teachers, blended learning can be a transformational trip worth taking.
Video: Going Over the TapeTwo math teachers demonstrate the use of video to improve teaching practice,
Classroom management remains a central challenge—and opportunity—for educators. The September 2018 Educational Leadership examines specific and big-picture approaches to improving classroom management, including how to address both positive and problem behaviors, design conducive classroom spaces, and create supportive climates for learning.
The November 2018 Educational Leadership offers an insider’s look at new trends and expectations professional development. Our expert authors examine how teachers are increasingly taking professional learning into their own hands, through collaborative inquiry, personalized learning, video study, and social media.
The arts—and creativity more generally—are making a comeback in education. The December 2018/January 2019 Educational Leadership examines the role of arts and creativity in fostering perception and problem solving, empowering students, and boosting learning.
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.
Marking the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. the Board of Education ruling, Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America’s schools today. The April 2019 issue offers ideas on how today’s educators can understand and address racial issues and help fulfill Brown’s promise to dismantle segregation and inequity in education.
The teenage years are unique, and today’s teens face new challenges as well as opportunities. The May 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at what teens need most in terms of both academic and social supports, highlighting how schools can work smarter to keep middle and high school students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.