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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
EL ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
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,
April 2020Deeper DiscussionsVolume 77, No. 7
Get ready for some conversation! With oral communication skills increasingly seen as central to student growth and success, the April 2020 issue of Educational Leadership explores the critical topic of “Deeper Discussions”—looking at ways educators can break free of passive-learning conventions and use classroom conversations to promote higher-order thinking, effective communication, social-emotional skills, and equity.