What Is Successful
Well-integrated use of technology resources by
thoroughly trained teachers makes
twenty-first-century learning possible.
BY EDUTOPIA STAFF
NEW TECHNOLOGIES PRESENTATION – SHEILA MOREAU
• In class so far this semester, think of an example of this;
an instance where you had to learn, unlearn and relearn?
• Independent of content, how did this experience
contribute to what you are taking away from this course?
How did it change how you think?
• Have you ever had to do this in your career?
Alvin Toffler is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing
the digital revolution, communication revolution and technological singularity.
Toffler is a former associate editor of Fortune magazine.
Who here is wearing a wrist watch?
Example By Sir Kenneth Robinson is an English author,
speaker, and international advisor on education in the
arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts
bodies. Known for How Schools Kill Creativity (Ted Talk)
What is near you when you are
• Smart phone
What do you do with these devices?
Technology integration is…
the use of technology resources -computers, mobile devices like
smartphones and tablets, digital
cameras, social media platforms
and networks, software
applications, the Internet, etc. -- in
daily classroom practices, and in
the management of a school.
Successful technology integration
is achieved when the use of
Routine and transparent
Accessible and readily available for
the task at hand
Supporting the curricular goals, and
helping the students to effectively
reach their goals
Seamless technology integration
students using technology daily
access to a variety of tools that match the task at
provide students the opportunity to build a deeper
understanding of content.
how much access one has to technology,
kinds of technology available
who is using the technology
Willingness to embrace change…Technology is
continuously, and rapidly, evolving. It is an ongoing
process and demands continual learning.
on this definition, how
many of you feel that you have
technology in the classroom?
about your colleagues?
When effectively integrated into
the curriculum, technology tools
can extend learning by providing
students and teachers with:
Access to up-to-date, primary source material
Methods of collecting/recording data
Ways to collaborate with students, teachers, and
experts around the world
Opportunities for expressing understanding via
Learning that is relevant and assessment that is
Training for publishing and presenting their new
Types of Technology Integration
Online Learning and Blended Classrooms - a combination of both
online and face-to-face education - Illuminate
Project-Based Activities Incorporating Technology - Many of the most
rigorous projects are infused with technology from start to finish
Game-Based Learning and Assessment - incorporating simulations and
game-based learning activities into classroom instruction Jeopardylabs;
Learning with Mobile and Handheld Devices - cell phones, mp3
players, and tablet computers are now being used as learning tools in
forward-thinking - IPAD
Instructional Tools like Interactive Whiteboards and Student Response
Systems – SmartBoard and Socrative, www.turningtechnologies.com/
Web-Based Projects, Explorations, and Research - online research,
virtual field trips, and webquests, http://www.polarhusky.com/
Student-Created Media like Podcasts, Videos, or Slideshows One of the central ideas of digital or media literacy is that
students should be come creators and critics, not just
consumers, of media
Collaborative Online Tools like Wikis or Google Docs connecting with others online can be a powerful experience,
both for teachers and for students
Using Social Media to Engage Students
It is quickly becoming our duty as educators in the 21st
century to guide our students towards responsible use
of social media
Social Media use is becoming our new first impression.
Connected, community based learning is important.
#edchat itself is a perfect example of this very
phenomenon – Twitter! Facebook for an historical figure,
In five years, the filters will be gone whether you like it
are ways that you would use
Social Media in the classroom?
Example of Criteria for Selecting
Technology to Integrate
SEAN J. SWEENEY, M.S. M.ED., CCC-SLP
Levels of Technology Integration
Sparse: Technology is rarely used or available
Basic: Technology is used or available
occasionally/often in a lab rather than the
classroom. Students are comfortable with one
or two tools
Comfortable: Technology is used in the
classroom on a fairly regular basis. Students
are comfortable with a variety of tools
Seamless: Students employ technology daily
in the classroom using a variety of tools to
complete assignments and create projects
that show a deep understanding of content.