A Quiet Revolution

The Days & Nights of a Quiet Revolution

Most teachers have never taught in a school without computers. But when the author of this book started teaching social studies to seventh graders, personal computers did not exist and calculators still cost hundreds of dollars. His story chronicles more than thirty years of technological advancement and the revolution it has ignited in the ways that we conduct schooling. It celebrates the pioneer-heroes who led the revolution, its antagonists who resisted technology and those who attempt to use technology to corrupt our children’s education.

Challenging the What, How & Why of Education in the Digital Age

Writing this book was, in part, an act of remembrance for all of my experiences as a revolutionary educator during the rise of the digital age. It was also an act of love for all of my comrades, with whom I worked during the days and nights that we spent sharing our knowledge, insights and quirky ideas for using these emerging new technologies.

The four years that I have spent on this project have been especially rewarding for me, be cause it has provoked memories of people and experience that I would otherwise have never thought of again. If you are among my contemporaries, I hope that it does the same for you.

A Quiet Revolution

Most teachers have never taught in a school without computers. But when the author of this book started teaching social studies to seventh graders, personal computers did not exist and calculators still cost hundreds of dollars.

His story chronicles more than thirty years of technological advancement and the revolution it has ignited in the ways that we conduct schooling. It celebrates the pioneer-heroes who led the revolution, its antagonists who resisted technology and those who attempt to use technology to corrupt our children’s education.