Feb 15 2014
Integration takes place when classroom teachers use technology to introduce, reinforce, extend, enrich assess and re mediate students mastery of the curriculum targets. Integration is an instructional choice that generally includes collaboration and deliberate planning and always requires a classroom teachers’ participation. There is place for Technology in every classroom. Why integrate Technology in the classroom? Integration is an instructional choice that generally includes collaboration and deliberate planning and always requires a classroom teachers’ participation. Marys’ blog is explains further what Technology integration means.
” Properly used technology will help students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge based economy. Technology must support the four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback and connection to real world experts. Effective technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent and when technology supports curricular goals. The students get intellectually challenged , learning through projects equipped with technology tools. Through projects students acquire and refine their analysis and problem solving skills as they work individually and in teams to find process and synthesize information they have found online. New tech tools are laying emphasis on visualizing modelling, thus students are more likely to stay engaged and on task, reducing behavioral problems in the classroom.
Technology has changed the way teachers teach by offering more effective ways to reach different types of learners and assess student understanding through multiple means. This has enhanced teacher student relationship.Effective integration of technology into subject areas has led to teachers growing into roles of adviser, content experts and coach. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun.