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  • Integrating Technology: What it’s all about?! Ivey Manwaring
  • Technology Integration is the use of technology tools in general content areas in education in order to allow students to apply computer and technology skills to learning and problem-solving. From Wikipedia
  • What Technology Integration is not:
    • Taking students to the computer lab once a week for 40 minutes
    • Using the computer as an electronic worksheet
    • Using the computer as a reward station for students who are finished with their other assignments
  • What Technology Integration is:
    • Part of the daily routine taking place in the classroom
    • Supporting and extending curriculum objectives in a flawless manner
    • Engaging students in meaningful learning
    • Enabling students to show what they have learned in new and creative ways
  • Traditional vs. Integrated Classrooms
    • Teacher-oriented
    • Inactive learning
    • Single media
    • Delivering of information
    • Student centered
    • Active learning
    • Multi-media
    • Exchanging of information
  • Why use technology in the classroom?
    • Teaching that stresses active participation helps students process and maintain information
    • It promotes deeper thinking
  • What technology is available?
    • SmartBoard
      • Students are able to go to the board and actively participate in an activity by touching the SmartBoard
      • Countless activities built into the Smart Notebook software and pre-made activities are available on Smart Exchange and other sites on the web
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  • What technology is available?
    • Teacher-made Powerpoints
    • United Streaming Videos
    • Digital Document Camera
    • Web 2.0 tools
      • Advanced Internet applications that include blogs, wikis, rss, and social networking
  • Student Practice
    • Student created Powerpoints
    • Interactive websites, ex:,
    • Student created presentations using Web 2.0 tools
  • Integrating Technology a bit overwhelming? Don’t worry, you can take baby steps.
  • Integrating Technology…
    • Takes time
    • Is a growth process
    • In the end will your teaching and the students’ learning to another level
  • Bibliography Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange. (n.d.). Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange . Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Patter, R. (n.d.). ERIC PDF Download - Strategies to Enhance the Likelihood that Teachers Will Integrate Technology into Their Classrooms. ERIC 窶 � World 窶冱 largest digital library of education literature . Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Resource Assessment Rubric for Tech Integr. (n.d.). Department of Instructional Technology and Institute for Interactive Technologies . Retrieved June 16, 2011, from Technology Integration. (n.d.). Wikipedia . Retrieved June 11, 2011, from What is Web 2.0 (or Web 2)? Definition from . (n.d.). Computer Glossary, Computer Terms - Technology Definitions and Cheat Sheets from - The Tech Dictionary and IT Encyclopedia . Retrieved June 12, 2011, from,,sid9_gci1169528,00.html