TECHNOLOGY USE VS. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION CREATED BY: AMANDA WOLOSHIN, W401
Are the terms different?
Why or why not?
ARE TECHNOLOGY USE AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION THE SAME?
No, they are NOT the same! However, both are similar and important for teachers and students to understand…
According to the National Forum on Education Statistics (2005), technology integration is defined as “the incorporation of technology resources and technology-based practices into the daily routines, work, and management of schools” (Part 8).
Resources include the following:
Network-based communication systems
WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?
Google Earth/Google Sky
Classroom Performance Systems
The International Society for Technology In Education (ISTE, 2007) states, “to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world, students should know and be able to USE technology for creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts.”
Types of Technology for Use:
*Programs for computer use
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY USED FOR IN THE CLASSROOM?
Create original works for personal use
Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, with digital environments and media
Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
Plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources
PERSONAL TOUCH ON TECHNOLOGY USE AND INTEGRATION
Technology integration in the classroom provides the student with more resources to use for education
Technology use allows students to become actively engaged in learning various material from the curriculum
Technology use and integration are very similar but are not the same
Computers as Mindtools (PDF)
50 ways to integrate technology [by Anne Leftwich] (PPT )
Technology Integration: Part 1 & Part 2 (Website Link)