Ideas for CASTLE Briefs

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Below are some potential CASTLE Brief topics to serve as examples and inspirations. Feel free to work on one of these and submit to CASTLE for consideration or, better yet, come up with your own idea! CASTLE Briefs are between 500 and 2,000 words in length. The key question is What do school administrators need to know about this technology leadership topic?

If you've got additional ideas for Brief topics that would be helpful to administrators, please add them to the list below!

What do administrators need to know about ... ?
  • using Facebook to communicate with parents and families
  • electronic gradebook software
  • teaching kids how to build apps
  • cyberbullying
  • online student 'newspapers' and yearbooks
  • hiring a technology integrationist
  • flipped classrooms
  • school board meetings and open records laws
  • student response systems
  • implementing digital photography projects with elementary students
  • transmedia
  • online teacher professional development
  • proper computing ergonomics for staff and students
  • data warehouses
  • social impact games
  • using wikis for problem-based learning with secondary students
  • appropriate IT support ratios
  • evaluating the success of an iPad pilot program
  • and many, many more...