Technology Integration

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My “technology” learning curve gets steeper each day. I am spending hours reading and thinking about technology integration. I guess that is a good thing, because I am formulating my own thoughts and opinions while gaining great insight by reading and listening to what experts have to say.

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) is an excellent resource that I will be sharing with staff. As a result of our school’s shift in technology this year (see my last post Team Work Needed) I work with some teachers where integration in their classrooms is at the entry level of integration, some are at the adaptation level and in a few classrooms,  the infusion level. Getting teachers to find where they currently think they are on the matrix and having them set some goals that would move them to the next level would be beneficial. The matrix is a resource that I think will get many teachers even more excited about technology. The videos of students at each grade level using technology in a variety of meaningful ways is invaluable.

In addition to sharing the Technology Integration Matrix with staff, I will be sharing some useful articles and blogs (see below) that I came across in my readings this week. As we continue to deepen our understanding about integration and our roles in our 1:1 ipad initiative I think that we need to build a community of collaboration of ideas and resources. Hopefully teachers will share interesting articles they have read and about how they are integrating technology in their classrooms with other teachers.

 

For staff about Technology Integration:

1. Here are two articles to get you started with some ideas about integrating technology in the classroom:

2. Here are 2 blogs I came across that I would like to share with you:

 

3. Enjoy this video about technology in the classroom.

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3 comments for “Technology Integration

  1. November 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Janette, I am just finishing course 5 in my cohort in Japan, but I had never run across this technology integration matrix before in my studies. I am an elementary technology facilitator and this matrix will be very helpful to me. Thank you so much for your very informative blog post. You have several sites that you have mentioned that I want to take a look at.

  2. Avatar of Clint Hamada
    November 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Janette,

    The TIM is a great resource for teachers at any point in their tech integration journey. I like that you are thinking of using it for goal setting; it does a great job of giving concrete examples for teachers to connect with.

    I also like that you are sharing your learning and discoveries with your staff. You are acting as their information filter until they are ready to jumpstart their own PLN. Great work!

  3. December 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Belated thanks for the article mention! It is always a pleasure to share my own experiences with others :)

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