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Handheld Leaders for Education

, , University of Alaska Educational Leadership Program, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Handheld technology provides school leaders with information, communication, and connections. Leaders can use that information and their own knowledge/skills to build relationships with a community of learners. When used well, handheld technology can strengthen leaders' ability to be informed, connected, and caring. Based on work from a Technology Leadership Grant from the Gates Foundation, this presentation provides insights on ways K-12 school leaders are integrating handheld technology into their leadership work over the past two years in Alaskan schools. Handheld technology allows leaders to bring relevant information to decision-making wherever it occurs. This presentation will share information and principles about how school leaders integrate handheld technology in their professional and personal lives. Information will be shared about other resources and an online course for school leaders.


Monahan, J. & Standley, M. (2003). Handheld Leaders for Education. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2153-2156). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 8, 2021 from .