Table of Contents: District Administration, Nov 2009

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Cover Story

Phones, netbooks and iPods are finding a place in the curriculum and expanding student access to technology.

Features

Feature

If you can’t say no to cell phones, start beefing up your emergency crisis plans.
Liz Kolb, former teacher and founder of www.cellphonesinlearning.com
A former teacher turned mobile phone expert encourages teachers to use cell phones in lessons.
Using social networking tools to keep up with student interests.
Professional development programs allow administrators to stay on top of their game.
Superintendents get more involved in buying policies.
District leaders need to prepare for public records requests.
Phones, netbooks and iPods are finding a place in the curriculum and expanding student access to technology.

Opinion

Crisis Response

School districts are leaving too many children behind.

Professional Opinion

How cross-content competencies will impact your students.

Solutions

District Profile

Tangipahoa (La.) Parish School System

Problem/Solution

Bellingham (Wash.) School District learns a few tips.

Administrator Profile

Chief Technology Officer Kari Rhame Murphy, Deer Park (Texas) Independent School District

Briefings

News Update

Programs need revolutionary change, accommodating a range of learning styles.
Awards honor greater efficiency and cost-effective projects.

Departments

Kudos for stories, comments on blog post.
A new book by John Palfrey, a Harvard law professor, examines digital natives.
Recommended reading for district leaders
Mobile technology has great potential to revolutionize teaching and learning.