Empowering Teachers with Technology: Making It Happen / Edition 1

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Today, teachers are still using the book, chalkboard, and teacher-talk model of education developed in the Industrial Age. Author and teacher, Michael Romano, recognizes that there is a need to find out why and to determine how to empower teachers with the remarkable information technology that is driving the evolution for a global society and to enhance student achievement. The research for this work includes a review of the literature spanning the past 50 years. This book introduces a definitive, comprehensive approach to the use of technology in the classroom known as the Technology-Enhanced Curriculum or (TEC). Benefits of the TEC template: · Can be applied to any grade level · Optimally compatible with the system in place · Can be utilized without extensive teacher training Most importantly, Dr. Romano's book provides a convincing rationale for the use of educational technology and, thus, can be used as a primer for learners in colleges of education.

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Lexington Herald-Leader
Romano's experiences—as professor, school administrator, dental school founder and pioneer of using television and video for education—clearly establish his credentials for offering serious ideas about use of technology in education. Empowering Teachers with Technology raises questions, offers ideas, confronts controversies, and makes the reader think.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846296
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael T. Romano is professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky and special assistant to the superintendent for the Williamsburg Independent School District, Williamsburg, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 1 A Time for New Strategies Chapter 5 2 Worlds Apart: The Technology Gap in the Classroom Chapter 6 3 Fifty Years of Unrealized Expectations Chapter 7 4 The Information Age and What Teachers Do Chapter 8 5 Educational Television: A 50-Year Perspective Chapter 9 6 Computers and Education: The Elusive Connection Chapter 10 7 Teachers Empowered: The Technology Enhanced Curriculum Chapter 11 8 Making It Happen: A New Strategy for an Old Challenge Chapter 12 9 The Ultimate Goal: The Technology-Dependent Curriculum Chapter 13 10 The Wake-up Call Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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