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Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders


reviewed by Michael McVey — July 05, 2006

coverTitle: Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders
Author(s): Susan Brooks-Young
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 1412927293, Pages: 173, Year: 2006
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Every administrator who spends district money on educational technology, both software and hardware, must surely pause to contemplate the creeping shadow of technological obsolescence. As a personal example, in the year 2000, I purchased a digital camera for my school capable of storing four digital images on a single floppy disk inserted directly into the device. A mere two years later, a small mega-pixel camera capable of storing thousands of images on an inexpensive solid-state disk banished my first camera into an extreme form of obsolescence. With my cautionary tale in mind, the author of any book about technology issues in schools must be aware that the subject matter is a moving target, at best, and requires an approach that is dangerously general in nature to avoid falling off the precipice of obsolescence as did my first digital camera. Susan Brooks-Young’s book, Critical technology issues for school leaders, attempts to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 05, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12579, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 12:57:16 AM

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  • Michael McVey
    University of Arizona
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    MICHAEL MCVEY has been both a Special Education teacher and High School English teacher in Canada, Japan, and the United States. After earning several awards for teaching with technology, he authored Meeting the Internet Challenge for Modern Curriculum Press. He presently serves as Director of Technology for the College of Education at Tucson’s University of Arizona. He is presently developing a book based on his blog of reflections on educational technology, In Lieu of Lunch, and is awaiting word on the publication of his trilogy of novellas for young readers.
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