Types of Technology Integration
Weebly for Education
Ipad and Personal Devices
Online Learning Communities
Online Book Publication
Game Based Learning
Four Mistakes in Technology Integration
Technology Before Pedagogy
Technology integration needs to be well thought out and purposeful. There should always be sound reasoning when implementing certain technologies in the classroom.
Technology as a Time Filler
Technology is not your babysitter.
Technology should put the power in the student's hands and move you into a position of a supervisor/director.
Technology as a Toy
Technology should be used as a toy during the student's own time. Not during school hours.
Today's students are technology natives, they need to become fluent in their language by implementing technology in a purposeful way.
Not Using Available Technology
if you have the technology available, use it!
Levels of Technology Integration
Used in a lab setting
pulled out for projects
used fairly regularly
students are comfrortable
variety of tools
What isTechnology Integration?
Acknowledging that new literacy includes being proficient in technology in all forms and purposefully weaving it into classroom curriculum daily and in a meaningful way.
Successful Technology Integration Should...
Transfer the learning focus from the teacher in the lecture position to the student leading their own discovery
Drive meaningful discussion and interactions between students. Not supplant it.
Use a gradual release of control. Just like traditional literacy, students have different levels of understanding in regards to technology. Technology integration should be carefully scaffolded, planned, and implemented with caution to ensure success.
Be easily successful, built into routine, and have high expectations.