Jul 192016

At the ISTE Conference this year, the Technology Integration Matrix came up during a session discussion. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.

How do you think you are doing??

Technology Integration Matrix

Dec 122013

I just wanted to share a couple of posts from the TechToolsForSchools blog that I came a crossed while planning and working on a proposal for a regional EdTech PLC.

As I read Becoming a Tech Facilitator: Part I it almost sounded like a biography of my own experience learning and using technology in the classroom. It all started off with a class web site and in my case a projector, and just built and build from there. I wish that many teachers would just make that classroom Web site a true part of their instruction, and not just add a few things during the year because they have to. A classroom Web site is SO helpful with classroom management and dealing with students who were absent or simply lost a handout, putting the responsibility on the student to manage their own learning.

Becoming a Tech Facilitator: Part II spells out what it really takes to be a great technology trainer and EdTech resource for your department, school and district.

Both are a quick read, but have some great insight as to what it takes to become a leader in technology integration.

iPad Skill Stations for Teachers &/or Students

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Mar 262013

This PDF of different essential iPad skills in education is a great tool for helping teachers and students alike to know how to perform these different skills (annotate a screenshot, recording short videos, QR Codes, screencasts, etc). More importantly, it describes WHY these skills are important and how these skills could be integration into instruction.

This activity was created by Lisa Thomas (lisa.thomas@byu.edu) and was presented at the March meeting of the Utah C-Forum of Technology Trainers from around the state. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend, but I’m very glad that they sent out a link to this from the group Wiki.

Mar 132012

Do you enjoy learning from the Khan Academy?
Now you can do that on your iPhone or Android phone.

  • Browse the entire Khan Academy curriculum.
  • Videos organized by subjects, sorted in curriculum order.
  • Bookmark lessons for quick access.
  • Feedback welcome at admin@khanapp.com

Cool! An amazing site just got more better. 😉 New Khan Academy app has great closed captioning and the ability to DOWNLOAD Khan videos to your iPad (in case YouTube is blocked at your school!).