Stay a step ahead of technological change so that every student can flourish!
Students and classrooms are growing more technologically savvy every semester, and falling behind is not an option. This new edition of an essential text shows educational leaders how to equip their students for the future, with updates such as:
Digital developments of the past decade that school leaders must address
New content covering the Common Core, distributed leadership, adult learning theory, digital citizenship, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and more
A new chapter on creating a "culture of technology" that goes beyond mere user manuals to create responsible, tech-savvy students
The race is on to become a digital enterprise. Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that's not enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation. For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense-and the path forward unclear. Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices. Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he's learned, detailing how to: Formulate a digital strategy * Transform business and IT practices * Align Development and Operations * Promote agile practices * Drive culture change * Bolster digital talent * Manage a portfolio of initiatives * Capture and track ROI * Strengthen data-driven decision making and expand data science practices * Cultivate strategic technology capabilities * Develop innovative digital products * Enable product management * Pilot emerging technologies * Become smarter faster. Every company is on the cusp of digital disruption. But with so many pieces to the puzzle, efforts often get derailed. Driving Digital is the action plan you need to take your company and career into the future.
Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutalâespecially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.
From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, youâll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether youâre a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.
Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager
Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead
Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team
Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders
Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers
Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams
Educational technology experts explain how to best integrate technology into K-12 schools, from blogs, wikis and podcasts to online learning, open-source courseware, and educational gaming to social networking, online mind-mapping, and using mobile phones.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction, Chris Lehmann & Scott McLeod
Foreword, David Warlick
Blogs, Kristin Hokanson & Christian Long
Wikis, Stephanie Sandifer & Vicki Davis
Podcasts and webinars, Steve Dembo & Wes Fryer
RSS and RSS readers, Will Richardson & Karl Fisch
Digital video, Mathew Needleman
Virtual schooling, Michael Barbour & Rick Ferdig
One-to-one computing, Chris Lehmann & Pamela Livingston
Open source software, Tom Hoffman
Educational gaming, John Rice
Social media is changing the way we live and learn, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
See Sally research: Evolving notions of information literacy, Joyce Valenza & Doug Johnson
More Learning Tools
Social bookmarking, Dean Shareski & Mary Beth Hertz
Online mind mapping, Carl Anderson & Richard Byrne
Course management systems, Scott Floyd & Miguel Guhlin
Online office tool suites, Diana Laufenberg & Mark Wagner
Twitter, Alec Couros & Kevin Jarrett
Online images and visual literacy, Kim Cofino & David Jakes
How can school leaders use technology to be more effective? In this book, award-winning blogger and educational technology expert Steven W. Anderson explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader's digital toolkit. This resource will help leaders:
- maximize social media to stay connected with teachers, students, and the community - use online tools to manage documents and increase collaboration - identify online tools to stay organized - develop online professional learning networks.
Digital tools can play an important role not only in streamlining how school leaders do their jobs, but also in helping them get better results--no matter what the initiative.
With the onslaught of cloud solutions, consumerization of technology, and increasingly tech-savvy business people, itâs time for a manifesto for leaders who recognizeâand are nervous aboutâthe demands of the digital age. Whether youâre an executive, department head, or IT manager, The New IT provides an action-ready blueprint for building and strengthening the role of IT in your companyâand prescribing ITâs future. Learn how to:
ASSESS your current and future IT profile
ALIGN your IT organization with business priorities
MAP technology delivery plans according to business priiorities
ORGANIZE IT according to your companyâs culture and strengths
REDEFINE innovation and talent management practices
BUILD a stronger and enduring role for IT as a business partner
By using field-tested techniques to align your IT department with your corporate objectives, you can leverage the power of technology across the entire company. The New IT provides a set of tactical and experienced-based frameworks to help you and your colleagues conceive a new roadmap. It also includes real-world case studies and best practices from successful, technology-enabled companies such as Toyota, Merck, Brooks Brothers, Union Bank, and many others. Youâll hear from major industry pioneers, IT thought leaders, and other change agents who are leading the way in this new frontier. And youâll learn how to bring your business and IT together in a way that is truly transformative.
The new IT is more than computing power. It balances strategy and delivery. Itâs interactive and inclusive. Itâs as omnipresent as the smart phone and just as revolutionary. It equips you with the tools you need to succeed in reframing the IT conversation and propelling your business forward.
Praise for The New IT
âJill has penned a de Toquevillean map of the digital world. Should be a required text for every business leader in the country.â Thornton May, futurist and author of The New Know
âConversational, intuitive, and intelligent, this book goes right to the heart of governance (control), innovation (change), identity (authority), relevance (alignment), and influence (strategy). Itâs a timely book that should be read by executives across organizations.â Peter Marx, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
âA highly readable, entertaining book that will help CIOs and their executive partners address the ongoing challenge of converting IT from a strategic liability to a strategic asset.â Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross, MIT Center for Information Research and authors of IT Governance
Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission is a practical resource that will help nonprofit professionals make smart, strategic decisions about technology. The book shows how to effectively manage technology and offers practical advice for decision makers and staff alike who often have little or no experience with technology.
With contributions from the top experts in the nonprofit technology field, this must-have guide addresses technology planning and people. It includes the tools you need to get the work done, and the knowledge that will help you communicate better, evaluate technology investments, raise money, and more. Written in nontechnical language the book covers a broad spectrum of topics including:
Achieving IT Alignment with Your Mission Steve Heye, YMCA of the USA
The Future if IT in NonprofitsEdward Granger-Happ, Save the Children
Praise for Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission
"This invaluable guide for nonprofit leaders proves that nonprofit organizations can and should embrace technology, rather than being scared of or intimidated by it!" âKristie Ferketich, senior strategist, Google Grants, Google Inc.
"NTEN's Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission can help leaders craft a technology strategy that makes sense and builds ROI while also providing inspiration for their staff and supporters!" âJonathon D. Colman, associate director and web evangelista, digital marketing, The Nature Conservancy
"This book shows what NTEN does best: Bring together a wide range of voices to provide practical technology strategies and know-how to help nonprofits more efficiently and effectively move their own missions forward." âMarnie Webb, TechSoup Global
Looking for ways to make your company great, motivate your employees, and grow profits? Then THE RELATIONAL LEADER is a must read for you. Many business books today focus on a particular way of doing things, or theory. The trouble is, we all do not work the same way and one size does not fit all. Told from a perspective few others have, THE RELATIONAL LEADER provides you with real-world examples, anecdotes, and stories of executives from a variety of industries who mastered the art of relational leadership and built incredibly successful organizations. See how relational leadership is not just a theory or a buzzword, but a way of managing through relationship-building to bring out the very best in one's employees. See how some executives succeeded where others failed and take advantage of those lessons of success to create your own.
Important insights into the true purpose of IT?from a CIO's perspective
Focusing on the qualities required to transform an organization through the lens of the CIO, this book provides practical advice on how to address key issues, as well as create a context for the type of leadership qualities required to broaden the CIO's impact in every aspect of the corporation.
Provides practical advice on key issues for leadership qualities
Looks at the differences between leadership and management and the need for effectiveness in both disciplines
Explores relationship management, communication skills, change management, developing human capital, sustainability, alignment, and qualities of great leaders
A timely look at how the IT function can become totally aligned with the strategies and operational direction of the business enterprise, Lessons in IT Transformation reveals how CIOs can?and should?evolve from managers of utility services to business leaders who can drive revenue, value, and process redesign.
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