School administration and technologyPresentation Transcript
School Administration and Technology Erin Nance INST 6031
Technology Technology is everywhere! In our cars Signs on the road In our hands (phones, gaming devices, IPODs)
Popular Learning Tool for the 21st Century Technology seems to be the most popular tool for teachers to use when teaching students. With the availability of projectors, computers, and smart boards, students are engaged and excited to learn.
Campus Leaders and Technology Principals and other campus leaders use technology daily. Administrators use technology to… Email staff, parents, community, etc. Create schedules (lunch, conference times, picture schedule) Letters to parents, students, community, and other school stakeholders Create spreadsheets that give data or to keep track of budgets
Campus Leaders and Technology School administrators are the technology leaders and it is important that Principals and other campus leaders know how to use technology. It is also an administrators job to ensure that his or her staff is comfortable with using technology. If the staff is not comfortable with technology, the administrator needs to get their staff trained and teach the staff on how to implement and use technology with students.
Campus Leaders and Technology A Principal needs to… Be knowledgeable of technology Posses technology skills View technology as important Set examples for his/her staff Be positive!
Campus Leaders and Technology It’s important that Principals display a positive attitude towards technology in our schools. If a Principal feels that technology is unimportant in the school setting, and shows negativity towards integrating technology into the classroom then our students will fail in the real world. Technology is found in every career field, and students need to be given the opportunity to use technology every day in and out of school.
Technology Tools for Principals Principals can access technology through portable handheld devices, such as a Black Berry or PDA. Recently schools have given school Administrators these technology devices to help with… composing and reading emails out of office inputting information when conducting walk throughs and observations on teachers and staff communicating with the campus through the school PA system, etc.
Technology found in schools There is a wide arrangement of technology tools found in the schools. These are a few of the more popular technology devices. Smart Boards Projectors Lap tops Lumens Mimios Desk top computers Black Berry (for Principals)
Learn More… Links to more information… Connected Principal’s The Technology Source Archives Principal’s Talk