Today, teachers are still using the book, chalkboard, and teacher-talk model of education developed in the Industrial Age. Author and teacher, Michael Roma, recognizes that there is a need to find out why and to determine how to empower teachers with the remarkable information techlogy 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 techlogy in the classroom kwn as the Techlogy-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. Roma's book provides a convincing rationale for the use of educational techlogy and, thus, can be used as a primer for learners in colleges of education.
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.