What is Technology Integration?


Wikipedia defines Technology Integration as "a term used by educators to describe effective uses of technology by teachers and students in K-12 and university classrooms. Teachers use technology to support instruction in language arts, social studies, science, math, or other content areas. When teachers integrate technology into their classroom practice, learners are empowered to be actively engaged in their learning."

Here is an example of a successful framework for technology integration that has been developed for Mont'Kiara International School in Malaysia (developed by Kim Cofino and David Sinclair).

Educational Technology That Works from the Jordan School District in Utah
CITW is a collection of effective strategies culled from a meta-analysis of decades of research on what works in classrooms to improve student learning and increase student achievement. This meta-analysis was conducted by Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock. The purpose of this website is to provide a space to collect information about tools and strategies that combine the Nine Categories of Classroom Instruction That Works with Classroom/Web Technology Integration.

School Computing Wiki
Extensive resource on using technology in schools with a subject-based guide for how to integrate technology. Includes a rationale for technology integration.

More Than a Jukebox, blog post from Infinite Thinking
"One of my favorite topics is how simple innovations in digital formats for information give students new options. In this post, I'll look at how digital audio can help students who struggle with traditional print, and can give all students new ways to tell their stories."

K12 Online Wiki: Professional Development Online Conference for Educators: Stay up to the minute with tech integration from educators around the world.

The Virtual Staffroom: Coversations with leading teachers about technology in the classroom (podcasts)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S)