Recapturing Technology for Education: Keeping Tomorrow in Today's Classrooms
(Paperback, 208 pages, $23.95)
Authors: Mark Gura and Bernard Percy
Publisher: R&L Education (www.rowmaneducation.com)
Despite a significant investment of funds, time and effort in bringing computers, the Internet and related technologies into classrooms, educators have turned their backs on these new power tools of intellect. Schools are the last remaining institution to keep 21st century technology at arms distance. This book re-establishes the legitimacy and urgency of tapping technology to make our schools relevant and effective once again. It also explores the reasons why educators have resisted making the leap to a technology-supported brand of teaching and learning. The book includes interviews with experts in the field, as well as reviews and recommendations of free resources that are available to educators.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.