Making Technology Work in Schools is an easy-to-use guide for transforming your school into a learner-centered, tech-rich environment. School systems are increasingly adopting ambitious new educational technologies, but how do you make sure they are yielding effective teaching and learning experiences? The authors’ proven, intuitive practices speak directly to academic coaches, school technology leads, district technology directors, and teachers on special assignment who are responsible for introducing new tools and programs. After reading this book, you will be able to better prepare the educators you serve to empower their learners, whether digitally savvy or not, to be engaged, collaborative, and better prepared for college and careers.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Why of Educational Change and Innovation Adoption
Chapter 1: Focusing on the Why
Chapter 2: The Why of Educational Change and Innovation Adoption
Chapter 3: A Primer on Educational Change
Chapter 4: Talking the Talk of Educational Change
Chapter 5: Different Perspectives on Change
Part Two: The How of Educational Change and Innovation Adoption: Learners, Technology, and Instructional Practices
Chapter 6: An Ecological Perspective on Teaching and Learning
Chapter 7: Teacher Self-Efficacy and Collective Teacher Efficacy
Chapter 8: The iMakers
Chapter 9: Digital Technology
Chapter 10: Instructional Practices
Part Three: The What of Educational Change and Innovation Adoption: The PURPOSE Framework
Chapter 11: An Overview of the PURPOSE Framework
Chapter 12: Phase One: Planning
Chapter 13: Phase Two: Understanding
Chapter 14: Phase Three: Researching
Chapter 15: Phase Four: Preparing
Chapter 16: Phase Five: Operationalizing
Chapter 17: Phase Six: Sustaining
Chapter 18: Phase Seven: Evaluating
Timothy D. Green is Professor of Educational Technology and Teacher Education and former Director of Distance Education at California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA.
Loretta C. Donovan is Professor of Educational Technology and Co-Director of the MS in Educational Technology at California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA.
Jody Peerless Green is a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as an Academic Coach focusing on Educational Technology at La Habra City School District, Orange County, CA, USA.