Technology Integration vs. Technology UsePresentation Transcript
Technology Use vs. Technology Integration Abbey Mitchell W-401 February 1, 2008 1
“ While nobody will ever dispute the importance of a good education, meeting the needs of today's students has changed dramatically from what it was 10 or 20 years ago. Students today are exposed to a vast amount of information and technology early in their lives. Computers, electronic mail, long-distance learning, and the internet have changed the dynamics of education here in our region and throughout world.”
(Congressman Jerry Moran , 1999)
Definition of Technology Use
Technology is a broad concept that deals with a species' usage and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt to its environment.
“ Technology" can refer to material objects of use to humanity, such as machines, hardware or utensils, but can also encompass broader themes, including systems, methods of organization, and techniques.
Definition of Technology Integration
"Technology Integration is defined not by the amount or type of technology used, but by how and why it is used." (Rodney Earle, 2002)
Technology Integration is a term used by educators to describe effective uses of technology by teachers and students in K-12 and university classrooms.
Educational technology includes hardware (computers, handheld devices, printers, digital cameras), software and content applications (programming classes, productivity software), and media (Internet and Videoconferencing).
Is there a difference between Technology Use and Technology Integration? VS .
YES!!! … and here’s why!
Everyone uses technology
Broad/Disconnected from subject matter
Too procedural & isolated
Teacher uses technology in order to teach curriculum in a more entertaining way
Specific/Centered on learning
Connection between subjects
When technology is integrated into the classroom, educators are taking the constructivist approach to learning.
When teachers integrate technology into their classroom practice, learners are empowered to be actively engaged in their learning.
Teachers use technology to support instruction in language arts, social studies, science, math, or other content areas.
Students must learn communication skills, including presentation and motivation skills. They should be able to communicate with technological media
By the time kids graduate from high school, today's students will have been exposed to more information than their grandparents were in a lifetime. It has been claimed that ninety percent of the technology we will use in the next decade has not been invented or currently there is no access to at the moment. (Wikipedia-”Technology Integration”) Thank you for considering my argument!