Technology Integration Are You Preparing Your Students for the 21st Century?
What is Technology Integration? It is “the incorporation of technology and technology-based practices into the daily routines, work, and management of an organization” (Szuba, Rogers, & Malitz, 2005)
In Education, it’s the
The Total PACKage “Teaching requires an intricate combination of content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge” (Roblyer, 2005) http://tpack.org/tpck/images/tpck/a/a1/Tpack-contexts.jpg
Student Success By using the “Total PACKage” you are helping prepare your students for the 21st century. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) identified three areas technology should be used to improve student learning. 1. Use technology comprehensively to develop proficiency in 21st century skills. 2. Use technology comprehensively to support innovative teaching and learning. 3. Use technology comprehensively to create robust education support systems. (Maximizing the Impact, 2007, p. 3)
Technology Will.... Foster Creative Problem Solving Foster Group Cooperation Support Learning Allow for Multiple Intelligences Engage Students Help Build Mental Models Remedy Weaknesses Promote Skill Fluency (Roblyer, 2005)
Why is Technology So Important? IT’S EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME www.frankwbaker.com www.frankwbaker.com www.zdnet.com
Conclusion Technology integration is the future of education. By enabling your teachers to use the TPACK model, they will be able to unlock student success. Technology will reach more students in more ways than traditional teaching ever could.
Think About It… Technology IS everywhere. Will your students keep up in the 21st century?
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