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Why Tech Literacy Can’t Wait!

Is data in the cloud protected? It sits on a physical server somewhere. Every password is breakable!

  • The best way to combat ignorance is through curiosity!
  • If we don’t understand where we are, we limit where we can go.
  • Technical literacy allows us to keep up, and it can’t wait.

Use this interactive padlet to post one sentence about what technology literacy in the digital learning age means to you. Consider outside resources, look at the literature, investigate research reports to make your assumption.
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Research-Based Articles & Studies
*Those denoted with a * symbol are those Dr. Thibodeaux recommends.
Links to Dr. Thibodeaux approved research can be found here. Take a gander at using these resources for your future projects, research, and initiatives. You may find some valuable information and lessons to be learned from the content shared below.
Most of the research contained here is within 5 years of the current year so as to keep current with the trends.
Journals are referenced in alphabetical order as per the guidelines for the APA Manual 6th edition.

Technology Implementation & Integration

Sauers, N. J., & McLeod, S. (2012). What does the research say about school one-to-one computing initiatives? Retrieved from

Stanhope, D. S., & Corn, J. O. (2014). Acquiring teacher commitment to 1:1 initiatives: The role of technology facilitator. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46, 252-276. doi:10.1080/15391523.2014.888271

Topper, A., & Lancaster, S. (2013). Common challenges and experiences of school districts that are implementing one-to-one computing initiatives. Computers in the Schools, 30, 346-358. doi:10.1080/07380569.2013.844640

*Ertmer, P. A., & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A. T. (2010). Teacher technology change: How knowledge, confidence, belief, and culture intersect. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42, 255-284.

Holden, H., & Rada, R. (2011). Understanding the influence of perceived usability and technology self-efficacy on teachers’ technology acceptance. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 43, 343-367.

Usluel, Y. K., & Uslu, N. A. (2013). Teachers’ perceptions regarding usefulness of technology as an innovation. Elementary Education Online, 12(1), 52-65.

Hall, G., & Hord, S. (2011).
Implementation: Learning builds the bridge between research and practice. Journal of Staff Development, 32(3), 52-57.

Hechter, R., & Vermette, L. A. (2014). Tech-savvy science education? Understanding teacher pedagogical practices for integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 33, 27-47.

Professional Learning

*Gulamhussein, A. (2013). Teach the teachers: Effective professional development in an era of high-stakes accountability. Center for Public Education. Retrieved from

School Leader Internships

*Anast-May, L., Buckner, B. & Geer, G. (2011). Redesigning principal internships: Practicing principals’ perspectives. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(1), 1-7. Retrieved from

Cunningham, W. (2007). A handbook for educational leadership interns: A rite of passage. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. 

*Darling-Hammond, L., LaPointe, M., Meyerson, D., Orr, M. T., & Cohen, C. (2007). Preparing school leaders for a changing world: Lessons from exemplary leadership development programs. Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Stanford Educational Leadership Institute. Retrieved from

Figueiredo-Brown, R., Ringler, M. C., & James, M. (2015). Strengthening a principal preparation internship by focusing on diversity issues. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 10(2), 36-52.  Retrieved from

Goldsmith, L. & Martin, G. E. (2009). Developing and implementing an effective online educational leadership internship. International Journal of Educational Leadership, 4(1), 1-12. Retrieved from

Gordon, S. P., Oliver, J., & Solis, R. (2016). Successful innovations in educational leadership preparation. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 11(2), 51-70. Retrieved from

*Gray, J. A. & DiLoreto, M. (2016). The effects of student engagement, student satisfaction, and perceived learning in online learning environments. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 11(1), 1-20. Retrieved from

Havard, T. S., Morgan, J., & Patrick, L. (2010). Providing authentic leadership opportunities through collaboratively developed internships: A university-school district partnership initiative. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 5(12.6), 460-480. Retrieved from

Lehman, L. (2013). Principal internships in Indiana: A promising or perilous experience? International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 8(1), 121-139. Retrieved from

Mombourquette, C. & Bedard, G. J. (2012). The internship and school leader preparation: An inquiry and reflection. International Studies in Educational Administration, 40(2), 3-17.

O’Neill, K., Fry, B., Hill, D., & Bottoms, G (2007). Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learner-centered school leadership system. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board.

Pijanowski, J. C. & Peer, D. K. (2016). Launching a principal preparation program for high needs rural school. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation,11(2), 104-115. Retrieved from


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