Recapturing Technology For Education / Edition 1

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Despite significant investment of funds, time, and effort in bringing computers, the Internet, and related technologies into our classrooms, educators have turned their back on these new power tools of the intellect. School is the last remaining institution to keep 21st Century technology at arms distance. How can technology be used to enrich and enhance traditional approaches to instruction? How does it move teaching into new territory? What actions need to be taken in order to successfully transform our schools to effective, technology-supported learning environments? Why has this happened and what can be done to reverse it? Recapturing Technology for Education answers these questions. It re-establishes the legitimacy and urgency of tapping technology to make our schools relevant and effective once again. This book explores the reasons why educators have resisted making the leap to a technology-supported brand of teaching and learning, and it will provide an education worthy of 21st Century children. Includes: Interviews and quotes of experts in the field, References, reviews, and recommendations of free resources available to educators. Written for both education professionals and lay persons, it will also be useful to all who are interested in understanding Instructional Technology and unleashing its potential to positively impact.

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Editorial Reviews

The Holloway Press
This book re-establishes the legitimacy and urgency of tapping technology to make our schools relevant and effective once again...interviews with experts in the field...
Reference and Research Book News
[Two educators] reveal the reasons why many teachers have resisted technology-supported teaching and learning and offer suggestions for helping them recognize its potential for making their jobs easier.
American School Board Journal
...[the authors] call for renewed commitment—and slightly different tactics to avoid past mistakes...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578861095
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 0.45 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Gura is the former director of the Office of Instructional Technology of the New York City Board of Education. He has been published in many magazines, including Converge, T.H.E. Journal, and Learning and Leading with Technology, has a regular column in the New York Daily News on technology and education, and has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and events. Bernard Percy, former editor-in-chief of Converge Magazine, an award winning education and technology magazine; is the author of books on education, with over 30 years of experience in public, private and corporate settings, including 14 years teaching in the New York City and Los Angeles public school systems. Bernard has also lectured internationally in such countries as Russia, Japan, China, Canada and Australia, on a variety of education issues and has served as a juror evaluating educational technology projects and programs for international competitions including the Stockholm Challenge (Sweden) and the Global Junior Challenge (Italy).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Must Tomorrow Remain the Prisoner of Yesterday? Chapter 2 1. Bits, Bytes, and Yeah Buts Chapter 3 2. What's at Stake? Chapter 4 3. Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Reconceptions: Instructional Technology Misunderstood Chapter 5 4. Let There Be No Doubt Chapter 6 5. Saying Nay to the Naysayers Chapter 7 6. The Convergence of Industry and Education: A New Relationship for a New Education Chapter 8 7. Higher Education: The Typewriter Generation and the Information Age Chapter 9 8. Dream Big Chapter 10 9. Eleven Ways Technology Reinvigorates Learning Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Authors

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