Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Becoming a Technology Integrated Classroom

In the rush of our daily teacher lives, sometimes it is an understatement to say we struggle to "fit it all in." We are pulled in many directions - and it is overwhelming to say the least.

I say this because I know folks think sometimes that technology is just another straw on the fire. I am here to tell you, it doesn't have to be.

The goal of technology integration is that it becomes second nature - that technology is folded in to the planning process because it makes sense, not because there is a cool tool or because you "have to".

There is a great article in this week's TCEA e-newsletter called Technology Integration Process that outlines the goals using a real teacher example.

I invite you to read the article and then participate in a discussion by commenting on this post or by visiting my Technology Integration VoiceThread here.

What does Technology Integration mean to you?

Is it attainable based on the description in the article?

What steps have you taken or how will you take steps to make your classroom more integrated?

1 comment:

  1. The article stated that technology should reinforce the learning in the classroom. That is the key.
    Also, doing the same thing you'd be doing in a worksheet but doing it digitally isn't necessarily better. (Example: only playing games on the iTouch). Technology should make things more accessible, and it should help people connect that otherwise couldn't.