Examines teachers' use of the major instructional techlogies over the last century - from the days of silent film, radio and slide shows through to the modern interactive whiteboard and the Web. It explores the reasons why so few teachers have used these techlogies and why, even in today's digital world, the most commonly used classroom tools are the pen, paper and teaching board. The Use of Instructional Techlogy in Schools has been selected for inclusion in the Outstanding Academic Title section of Choice magazine's annual list. The list will be published in Jan 2010 issue of Choice.
Mal Lee is an educational consultant specialising in the development of digital technology in schools. He is a former director of schools and secondary school principal, who has written extensively on the effective use of ICT in teaching practice. Mal Lee is co-author of Leading a Digital School: Principles and practice (ACER Press, 2008) and The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution: Teaching with IWBs (ACER Press, 2009). Arthur Winzenried has taught in a wide variety of library and classroom settings, from primary to tertiary, and has been responsible for innovative developments in school ICT over a number of years. He is a frequent national and international speaker on knowledge management and is currently Lecturer in Information Systems at Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia.