The School Administrator

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April 2005Techno TaskersThe capacity to use multiple technologies simultaneously

Features

  • The New Modus Operandi: Techno Tasking

    by Alan E. Simon

    Recognizing the ability of students to use multiple technologies simultaneously presents a new paradigm for teaching and learning, writes the superintendent in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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  • Making Sense of Student Information

    by Beverly I. White and Christina Winter

    The leadership in Wake County, N.C., discovered unexpected hazards while piloting a statewide system for electronic reporting and access of student data.

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  • Cyber Security at the District Level

    by Scott LaFee

    Technological tools in schools have created new management challenges and ethical issues that many school systems are only beginning to recognize and address.

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  • Different Lenses, Different Visions

    by Evonne Hedgepeth

    Understanding the moral views of stakeholders can help you promote a controversial program.

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  • A Homegrown Design for Data Warehousing

    by Terry J. Thompson and Karen J. Gould

    The goal in the Wayne Township, Ind., district is for all relevant data about students and schools to be accessible by the appropriate users at any location at any time. The district is customizing its own process for doing so.

    Similar Reading: Personalized Education Plans for Parents and Leadership and Organization for Technology

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Profile

    Larry D. Hill: A Cape for Staying Connected


    Larry D. Hill becomes a genuine superhero when he assumes the role of  “Zero the Hero” in the kindergarten class, right next door to his superintendent office in Buffalo Center, Iowa.

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    Departments

    Board-Savvy Superintendent

    Setting the Right Direction by Nicholas D. Caruso Jr.


    School boards should focus on the destination an d let the professional staff help them get there in the best possible way.read more
    Focus

    School-Community Collaboration: A Rural District’s WISH Spurs Student Health, Academics by Steven D. Taylor


    A school district’s community collaboration resulted in five school-based health clinics that have reduced teen pregnancies and boosted academic standing.read more

    Putting Together to Work on a Capital Project by Dudley Hare Jr.


    Software-based tools can play a role in communications and accountability when your district is building or renovating a school.read more
    Guest Column

    A ‘Can Do’ or ‘Can’t Do’ Profession? by Kati Haycock


    The executive director of the Education Trust responds to those who claim the early academic gains of children born poor, black or Latino will inevitably fade over time.read more

    Reaching the Tipping Point in Community Support by Terry Grier and Kent Peterson


    Recent successes in Guilford County, N.C., have taught the authors several things about generating community, foundation and business support during difficult times.read more

    Organizing and Staffing Technology Leadership by Lane B. Mills


    Negotiating the roadblocks of technology integration requires tech coordinators who are comfortable working with and through various individuals and groups, according to the assistant superintendent for accountability and technology in Wilson County, N.C.read more
    President's Corner

    Securing Our Country’s Future by Donald L. Kussmaul


    Recognizing this important mission of developing caring citizens in a democracy, AASA is collaborating with groups that promote civic and character education.read more
    Executive Perspective

    Building Fields of Dreams by Paul D. Houston


    AASA’s executive director can never think of his film favorite, “Field of Dreams,” without considering the work school leaders do.read more
    People

    People


    Recent appointments and retirements of AASA members across the land. The Sidelight falls on a pair of superintendent colleagues in Ohio who regularly take to the skies as pilots. read more