What is Technology Integration? <ul><li>Integration is the use of technology by teachers in the classroom to introduce, reinforce, enrich and assess students in curriculum objectives. (Stratford B.O.E.)
Independent Learners: Web Quests, Inquiry bases research using the internet. </li></ul>
Success of Wired Classrooms <ul><li>Technology allows students to access a vast amount of knowledge that would not be possible in a traditional classroom.
Students who use the internet to study, achieve higher marks then those who do not. (Mendels, 1996) </li></ul>
What should we do? <ul><li>As educators we should...
Understand that integration is a shift in how we teach, present, and assess.
It is not simply placing computers in a classroom. (Stratford, 2010) </li></ul>
What should we do? cont. <ul><li>A shift in our mindset will ensure student success in the future. </li></ul>
How Does it benefit Us? <ul><li>Greater ease of collaboration with other teachers.
Offers a new challenge and opportunity in teaching.
Any benefit of a student gains, also applies to teaching. (ex: helps all learning styles, also helps all teaching styles.) </li></ul>
Sources <ul><li>Stratford Board of Education http://stratfordk12.org/Content/Technology_Integration_Defined.asp </li></ul>Ronald E. Anderson -Education in the Information Society Pitler, H. Hubber, E. Kuhn,M. Malenoski,K.(2007) Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. [Google Books] Retrieved from http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=tUk1L- cYEDMC&oi=fnd&pg=PR11&dq=why+use+technology+in+the+classroom%3F&ots=k-XpZGWb_8&sig=vr1LBLztk0oVIhn8ub3O-ZfEJxY#v=onepage&q=why%20use%20technology%20in%20the%20classroom%3F&f=false Jolene Dockstader. (1999) T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education), Vol. 26, retrieved from http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst;jsessionid=LvWFL7T2lLymXj16mKzPL2RFGjLLpg2DZy1LBgH9kbJHx1qKfY3b!1491586387!2064974013?docId=5001230935 Mendels, P. (10/26/1996) Study Shows Value of Wired Classroom. Retrieved from http://www.princeton.edu/~edutech/articles/1026study.html