The School Administrator

April 1998Technology's WebsHow to ensure your computers don't become irrelevant

Features

  • Technology’s Webs


    Introducing learning technologies to the classroom will take more than networking computers. Here are a few simple lessons from a former superintendent turned technology consultant. 10 excellent Web sites on learning technologies. Jamieson McKenzie is editor of From Now On, an on-line technology journal. The author retains copyright to this article.

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  • The Less Simple Answer to Evaluating Technology’s Impact

    by DOUG JOHNSON


    The first step to gauging the value of computers in schools is to appreciate the four major uses of the technology. Also, Mankato, Minn.’s, rubrics for assessing its staff’s computer literacy. Doug Johnson is district media supervisor in the Mankato Public Schools, Mankato, Minn.

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  • A New World on the Web

    by ROBERT SANCHEZ


    School districts are finding many uses for their presence on the World Wide Web while simultaneously wrestling with issues of content and staffing. Also, lessons for launching a district Web site. Robert Sanchez is a free-lance writer based in North Billerica, Mass.

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  • What Are Your Students Publishing on the Web?

    by CANDACE PERKINS BOWEN


    The director of the Scholastic Media Program at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, offers suggestions for how to treat student journalists anxious to post their work on the Internet. Also, the Journalism Education Association’s stance on on-line publishing.

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  • To Lease or Not To Lease

    by WILLIAM A. HAMILTON


    When voters said "no" to new computers, this district in Walled Lake, Mich., found an ideal option in leasing to keep its technology up to date and operating. William Hamilton is assistant superintendent for curriculum in the Walled Lake Schools, Walled Lake, Mich.

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Profile

    Jude W. Theriot by JAY P. GOLDMAN



    Superintendent, Calcasieu Parish Schools, Lake Charles, La.

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    Departments

    Focus

    Mapping a District’s Past Can Influence Its Future by R. ROBERT JONES


     

    Superintendent, Madison Elementary School District 38, Phoenix, Ariz.

     

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    President's Corner

    Connecting All That We Are by KARL V. HERTZ



    President, AASA

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    Guest Column

    The Case for Schools That Don’t Close by LARRY E. DECKER



    Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.

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    Federal Dateline

    A Pause in the Rush Toward Technology by ANDREW J. ROTHERHAM



    Legislative specialist, AASA

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