The Technology Integration Matrix is an interesting resource. For the experienced teacher who is using technology well, it offers a confirmation that things are done well. For the teacher struggling to engage students through the use of technology in lessons, it offers a world of ideas from the simple to the rather complex. For the new teacher, or especially teacher candidates, it offers a complete interative overview of what should be, might be, could be…
Across the top, levels of sophistication include Entry, Adoption, Adaptation, Infusion, and Transformation.
Each of these levels deal with a type of technology use: Active, Collaborative, Constructive, Authentic, and Goal Directed.
As I worked my way through the matrix, I found myself agreeing with a great deal of it. At the same time, I pictured people by name who I knew would argue, not on the concept, but on the label attached.
Regardless, if you’re a technology using educator, a person who supports others using or trying to use technology, or a person who just wants to glean more ideas, it’s time well spent to work your way through the resource. There are some great ideas along with movie clips to demonstrate the concepts.
Share it with your colleagues. It may just be enough to push them to the next level of sophisticated use.
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Please share your thoughts here. I’d enjoy reading them.