Ed Tech as Journey
Martha Guarisco
The journey of a thousand miles . . .
. . . begins with a room full of crying teachers
5 levels of tech integration
1) No integration of technology
2) Technology used to automate or to present
material electro...
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.
--J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Rings
Early lessons
• Things don’t always work how they “should”
• Tech for tech’s sake isn’t necessarily great
teaching
• Hand-...
Steps to true integration
1) Substitution – switching out technology for a
previous tool
2) Augmentation – some functional...
Writing in Mrs. G’s class
1) Substitution – “Let’s all use Word”
2) Augmentation – “Let me show you how to
use the thesaur...
Am I “tech savvy”?
http://www.edutopia.org/quiz-tech-savvy-
teaching
Edutopia calls me an All-Star!
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  1. 1. Ed Tech as Journey Martha Guarisco
  2. 2. The journey of a thousand miles . . . . . . begins with a room full of crying teachers
  3. 3. 5 levels of tech integration 1) No integration of technology 2) Technology used to automate or to present material electronically 3) Use of web 2.0 tools 4) Students beginning to collaborate with others on a local scale 5) Lessons gone global
  4. 4. All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost. --J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Rings
  5. 5. Early lessons • Things don’t always work how they “should” • Tech for tech’s sake isn’t necessarily great teaching • Hand-holding can feel really nice
  6. 6. Steps to true integration 1) Substitution – switching out technology for a previous tool 2) Augmentation – some functional improvement 3) Modification – significant task redesign 4) Redefinition – creations of new, previously impossible tasks
  7. 7. Writing in Mrs. G’s class 1) Substitution – “Let’s all use Word” 2) Augmentation – “Let me show you how to use the thesaurus in Word” 3) Modification – “Let’s use Edmodo to share ideas with kids in other classes” 4) Redefinition – “I’m ready to try quadblogging”
  8. 8. Am I “tech savvy”? http://www.edutopia.org/quiz-tech-savvy- teaching Edutopia calls me an All-Star!
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