The School Administrator

April 1999Timeout for Technology?A leading psychologist calls for slowing the rush toward computing

Features

  • The Mad Dash to Compute

    by JANE M. HEALY


    A respected educational psychologist and author raises questions about the trade-offs, developmental issues and long-term ramifications of technology use in schools.

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  • The Reality of Virtual Learning

    by SHELDON BERM

    A superintendent describes the on-line network of 43 high schools nationwide that his district helped to establish to provide an array of credit-bearing courses over the Internet. Sheldon Berman is superintendent of the Hudson, Mass., School District. Also: How to join the Virtual High School and other credit classes on line for students.

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  • Learning By Laptop

    by KEN STEVENSON


    The use of laptops full-time by Beaufort County, S.C., middle school students is contributing to academic gains and other benefits. Kenneth Stevenson is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy at University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

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  • Technological Literacy for Administrators

    by DOUG JOHNSON AND ERIC BARTLESON


    These seven rubrics can help you determine what you and other school leaders should know and be able to do with information technologies. Doug Johnson is director of media and technology in the Mankato, Minn., Public Schools. Eric Bartleson is an associate professor of educational leadership at Minnesota State University in Mankato Minn.

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  • Technology-Driven Decisions

    by K. DAVID WEIDNER


    AASA’s director of information technologies describes how the association’s partnership with Compaq offers starting points for identifying effective uses of technology in schools. Also: A model technology recognition program.

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Profile

    Craig L. Bangtson by JAY P. GOLDMAN



    Superintendent, Grayson County Schools, Leitchfield, Ky.

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    Departments

    Focus

    Dealing with the Substitute Teacher Shortage by GEOFFREY G. SMITH



    executive director, Substitute Teacher Training Institute, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

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    Guest Column

    What Am I Doing Up on the Roof? by DENNIS W. RUDY


    assistant professor of education and director of the elementary education program, Indiana University-South Bend, South Bend, Ind.

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    Guest Column

    Looking for Disaster? Try These Stupid Tricks by PAUL M. HEWITT


    superintendent, Mother Lode Union School District, Placerville, Calif.

     

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    President's Corner

    What a Country, This America! by DANIEL A. DOMENECH


    President, AASA

     

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    Federal Dateline

    The Bidding War Over Education by NICK PENNING



    Senior legislative analyst, AASA

     

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    Focus

    Comprehensive Parent Education Without Burdening Your District by LINDA JOHNSTON



    executive director, Practical Parent Education, Plano Independent School District, Plano, Texas, and CAROLE GREISDORF, special assistant to the superintendent, Plano, Texas

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    Guest Column

    Kick the Seduction of Power Before It Turns Toxic by STEVEN A. SCHMITZ


    associate professor and director of education programs, Central Washington University-Wenatchee Center, Wenatchee, Wash. and LANDON A. FITCH, executive director of learning and teaching, Wenatchee School District

     

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    Guest Column

    The Good, Bad and Empty of Cash Incentives by JEFFREY WELD


    assistant professor of science education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

     

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