An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide: Electronic Tools for Savvy Administrators
KeywordsK-12 Educational Administrator Technology Standards
Electronic Tools for School Administrators
Teacher and Student Technology Standards
Web-based Educational Productivity Tools
DOAJ:Technology and Engineering
Special aspects of education
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AbstractTexas school administrators often lack vital knowledge of technology trends, issues and skills; therefore, they are not as effective leaders of technology introduction, integration, and management as are needed. This lack comes from three sources: 1) school administrator preparatory programs have not and do not provide technology-related courses; 2) there are few technology-related in-service training course available to administrators; and 3) many Texas administrators are geographically isolated and thus have less opportunity to interact with colleagues and less opportunity to receive training. This article presents and explains web-based resources for: 1) standards development for administrator, teacher and student technology skills and knowledge; 2) standards development for accessibility, connectivity, and software; and 3) national and state resources such as diagnostic tools, school data/statistics, and other technology-related information.
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