Tips for Great Tech Integration
TIPS for Great Tech Integration
- Locate tools that will make learning more exciting, interesting, and relevant for students
- Learn to use technology that extends the power of the computer, such as a scanner, digital camera, video camera, and projector.
- Work with a partner to plan new curriculum units or lessons. It’s lots more fun that way, and you and your partner can brainstorm ideas, share the planning, and contribute your individual strengths.
Great Tech Integration Examples
- (Make it) Use technology to show creativity
- (Say it) Use technology to communicate
- (Share it) Use technology to collaborate
- (Find it) Use technology to research to show information literacy
- (Solve it) Use technology to think critically, solve problems, or be decision makers
- (Use it) Use technology devices to improve learning
- (Protect it) Follow rules of digital citizenship
Use Technology to:
- Reach beyond the classroom walls for learning opportunities, collaboration, and audience
- Create a student driven/centered learning environment
- Allow for collaborative experiences in and out of the classroom
- Permit student control over learning, allowing for important voice and choice
- Provide opportunities for remixing of information leading to innovation and creativity
- Give opportunities for personalized and differentiated learning
- Promote convergent and divergent thinking in order to promote inquiry and critical thinking
- Encourage student invention of new products and possibilities to demonstrate learning
- Exploring authentic and real learning experiences.
- Establishing opportunities for anytime/anywhere learning