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Leading Learning for Digital Natives

Combining Data and Technology in the Classroom, 1st Edition

By Rebecca J. Blink


136 pages

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In light of rapid advances in technology and changes in students’ learning styles, Leading Learning for Digital Natives offers much-needed new tools for guiding effective instruction in the classroom. By offering practical strategies for gathering data with technology tools, this book helps school leaders embrace data and technology to develop the classroom and instructional practices that students need today. Blink’s practical and accessible tips make it easy for teachers and leaders to use technology and data to engage students and increase student achievement.

Focusing coverage on the latest technology tools, this book will help you lead a school that personalizes instruction and learning through:

    • Integration of data
    • Real-time instruction
    • Setting expectations and outcomes to align with new state standards
    • Integration of technology tools and blended pedagogy


"Leading Learning for Digital Natives is a book for every school leader and every teacher. This book provides a road map for moving instruction from a traditional pedagogy to blended pedagogy incorporating technology…[and] takes educational leaders through the journey of creating a data-driven culture in their school district[s]. As an administrator for over 20 years, [Blink] understands the complexity of instruction and continues to make school improvement her priority."

--From the Foreword by Victoria L. Bernhardt, Executive Director of Education for the Future

"Effectively recognizing the need for change in our educational system, this book builds on Blink’s previous work and provides a step-by-step approach to collecting and analyzing data within a district to bring about systemic change. The examples provide an easy-to-understand rendition of the larger concepts, helping readers utilize the information to get the job done. A must read for today’s leaders in education!"

--Cindy Fischer, Director of Instruction, Antigo School District, WI

"In Leading Learning for Digital Natives, Blink presents a format for using data and technology in the classroom that benefits teachers and administrators. She gives critical information through real-life stories that demonstrate the content in a clear format. You definitely want this book in your toolbox as you lead schools through academic and cultural change. Blink gives examples that foster the seamless integration of technology and content. This bookpulls it all together! A must read!"

--Debra D'Meza Stecher, Director of Learning Services, Compass Learning

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Need for Change

Chapter 2: The Collection and Analysis of Data

Chapter 3: The Utilization and Application of Data

Chapter 4: Real-Time Instruction

Chapter 5: Integration of Technology Tools for Digital Natives

Chapter 6: You Have the Technology – You CAN Do This



About the Author

Rebecca J. Blink, Ph.D., has been an educator for more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, district reading specialist, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and district data manager. She is currently Educational Consultant and CEO of Data-Driven Instructional Solutions.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Leadership