The push for higher educational standards and greater accountability has increased the demand for better information on the progress of schools and their students. Yet few schools and districts have the technological infrastructure to gather useful and credible data. This timely volume explores the ways in which educators can use technology to improve academic environments, school operations, and learning outcomes. From the classroom to the school district, Information Technology for Schools presents successful approaches to using technology to serve different educational priorities. The contributing authors discuss the challenge of planning integrated information systems, establishing benchmarks to measure overall progress, and harnessing technology to improve curriculum and teaching practice. They highlight practical questions for educational stakeholders and provide sound advice on building effective information technology systems.
BENA KALLICK is an international education consultant andco-founder and co-director of Technology PathwaysCorporation.
JAMES M. WILSON III is founder and director of Data and DecisionAnalysis Inc. and co-founder and co-director of Technology PathwaysCorporation.
"This unique book leads to higher levels of student performance byproviding a thoughtful context and practical framework forunderstanding the potential of technology to enrich teaching andlearning. From teachers and administrators to board members andparents, Information Technology for Schools is an invaluable guidefor any school or district that is serious about systemic andcontinuous improvement." (Lois B. Cohn, IBM certified businesstransformation consultant)
"At last educators have a resource that offers a user-friendlyapproach to applying technology to student learning andorganizational growth. Information Technology for Schools tells ushow data support decisions, how faculty become empowered to employtechnology in the classroom, and how guided inquiry is a tool forcontinuous improvement of the learning environment." (Judith R.Fox, superintendent of schools, Byram Hills School District,Armonk, New York)
"It's a good read for educators involved in I.T. and offers manygood points, including expertise and P.D. for teachers."(Professionally Speaking Magazine, 6/01)
"...the volume offers valuable food for thought for those lookingat technology planning issues." (Education Review, 3/04/02)
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