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Tech-Enabled Leadership: How to Leverage Technology to Make a Difference in Education


Leadership in education is crucial for shaping the future of our students and the success of our schools. As technology continues to advance, it has become an essential tool for educational leaders to use in order to achieve their goals and make a positive impact on their students and community. Here are five strategies for becoming a leader in your school using technology as a helpful tool.

  1. Communicate effectively: Use technology to communicate with students, parents, and staff in an efficient and effective way. Platforms like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams make it easy to share information and resources, and to keep everyone updated on important events and developments.

  2. Promote collaboration: Use technology to facilitate collaboration among students, teachers, and administrators. Tools like Google Docs, Padlet, and Trello allow for real-time collaboration and feedback, and can help to foster a sense of community within your school.

  3. Enhance instruction: Use technology to enhance instruction and to personalize learning for students. Platforms like Kahoot, Quizlet, and Nearpod offer interactive and engaging ways to deliver instruction and assessment, and can help to increase student engagement and achievement.

  4. Monitor progress: Use technology to monitor student progress and to provide feedback to students and parents. Platforms like Google Forms, Quizizz and Edpuzzle allow you to create assessments and quizzes, and to track student progress over time.

  5. Be a model: Lead by example and show that you are comfortable and confident in using technology. This will help to build trust and credibility with students and staff, and will encourage others to use technology in their own instruction and professional development.

By implementing these strategies, you can become a leader in your school and make a positive impact on the lives of your students. Remember to always be positive, exciting and encouraging.

Links for the 5 listed tools:

  1. Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/

  2. Microsoft Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/

  3. Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/

  4. Padlet: https://padlet.com/

  5. Trello: https://trello.com/

  6. Kahoot: https://kahoot.com/

  7. Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/

  8. Nearpod: https://nearpod.com/

  9. Google Forms: https://forms.google.com/

  10. Quizizz: https://quizizz.com/

  11. Edpuzzle: https://edpuzzle.com/

It's important to note that the URLs provided are for the website where you can sign up and learn more about the tool, but might not be the only place where the tool can be used.

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