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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.
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