Is there a school that isn’t trying to purchase and integrate technology into its classrooms? If so, such schools are few and far between. And yet, despite the ubiquity of this work, most schools are doing it poorly. Read more
Scott McLeod, JD, PhD, is an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and is the founding director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). He can be reached at Dangerously Irrelevant or at @mcleod.
When it comes to digital technologies, facilitating effective learning integration is the most important—but also perhaps the most difficult—task school leaders face. Like teachers, administrators often are unfamiliar with the affordances of many digital devices and environments. Even if they are users of digital technologies in their personal lives, school leaders may not adequately understand the learning and teaching uses of those tools. Ramping up entire schools to robust technology-suffused pedagogy is necessary but also can be quite a challenge. Read more