Technology Use And Integration Powerpoint (Bober)Presentation Transcript
Technology Use vs. Technology Integration
Defining the terms
Technology Use: Having technology in the classroom as an aid to teaching or learning.
Technology Integration: Using technology in order to benefit the students learning and make a meaningful learning experience
*Defined in terms of classroom use
An aid for instruction in the classroom
Means of showing a presentation
The use of a computer.
Having technology available in the classroom
Playing a movie (DVD or VCR) in the classroom.
Using a PowerPoint presentation.
Technology Use Pros and Cons
Makes organization easy
Allows for more lesson plan ideas
Moves towards the digital age
Can take away focus from the lesson itself
Does not always work
Can be expensive
Not everyone has a good background in technology
Bringing technology into the classroom in order to give the students a real life experience
Students having meaningful learning through technology
“ Technology integration is the incorporation of technology resources and technology-based practices in the daily routines, work, and management of school.” – National Forum on Education Statistics (2005)
Setting up a classroom blog/message system
Students making movies and taping presentations
Creating a wiki
Microsoft office tools
Technology Integration Pros and Cons
Students are engaged
They are part of a constructive learning process
It is another type of learning
Can take a lot of instruction time to explain
Can be very expensive
Is there a difference?
YES! There is a definite difference between using technology and integrating it. When a teacher uses technology they may just be adding to their lesson. They may show a video or use slides to present an idea in an alternative way. While this is important the technology is not benefitting the students, it us purely aiding the lesson. When a teacher integrates technology into the lesson the students have a direct experience with the technology. The students are creating something through the means of technology. They are sharing information by using technology and coming together in the classroom. When integrated the technology is no longer an accessory to the lesson, but it is a part of the lesson, a key role.
Technology Use vs. Integration Guidelines (PDF)
Computers as Mindtools (PDF)
How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century (PDF)
Meaningful Learning (PPT)
50 ways to integrate technology [by Anne Leftwich] (PPT)