Integrating Technology: What it's all about


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Integrating Technology: What it's all about

  1. 1. Integrating Technology: What it’s all about?! Ivey Manwaring
  2. 2. Technology Integration is the use of technology tools in general content areas in education in order to allow students to apply computer and technology skills to learning and problem-solving. From Wikipedia
  3. 3. What Technology Integration is not: <ul><li>Taking students to the computer lab once a week for 40 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Using the computer as an electronic worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Using the computer as a reward station for students who are finished with their other assignments </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Technology Integration is: <ul><li>Part of the daily routine taking place in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting and extending curriculum objectives in a flawless manner </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging students in meaningful learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling students to show what they have learned in new and creative ways </li></ul>
  5. 5. Traditional vs. Integrated Classrooms <ul><li>Teacher-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Inactive learning </li></ul><ul><li>Single media </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering of information </li></ul><ul><li>Student centered </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanging of information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why use technology in the classroom? <ul><li>Teaching that stresses active participation helps students process and maintain information </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes deeper thinking </li></ul>
  7. 7. What technology is available? <ul><li>SmartBoard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are able to go to the board and actively participate in an activity by touching the SmartBoard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countless activities built into the Smart Notebook software and pre-made activities are available on Smart Exchange and other sites on the web </li></ul></ul>Picture source:
  8. 8. What technology is available? <ul><li>Teacher-made Powerpoints </li></ul><ul><li>United Streaming Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Document Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Internet applications that include blogs, wikis, rss, and social networking </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Student Practice <ul><li>Student created Powerpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive websites, ex:, </li></ul><ul><li>Student created presentations using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>
  10. 10. Integrating Technology a bit overwhelming? Don’t worry, you can take baby steps.
  11. 12. Integrating Technology… <ul><li>Takes time </li></ul><ul><li>Is a growth process </li></ul><ul><li>In the end will your teaching and the students’ learning to another level </li></ul>
  12. 13. Bibliography Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange. (n.d.). Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange . Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Patter, R. (n.d.). ERIC PDF Download - Strategies to Enhance the Likelihood that Teachers Will Integrate Technology into Their Classrooms. ERIC 窶 � World 窶冱 largest digital library of education literature . Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Resource Assessment Rubric for Tech Integr. (n.d.). Department of Instructional Technology and Institute for Interactive Technologies . Retrieved June 16, 2011, from Technology Integration. (n.d.). Wikipedia . Retrieved June 11, 2011, from What is Web 2.0 (or Web 2)? Definition from . (n.d.). Computer Glossary, Computer Terms - Technology Definitions and Cheat Sheets from - The Tech Dictionary and IT Encyclopedia . Retrieved June 12, 2011, from,,sid9_gci1169528,00.html