Aditi Rao from TeachBytes developed this wonderfully efficient chart to highlight the key differences between ‘using technology’ and ‘technology integration’ in the classroom. Check out Aditi’s chart here for a concise and visual distinction between the use of technology and the integration of technology.
As a pre-service educator, I am currently undertaking studies in ICT and I am grateful for resources like this. This is a fantastic visual self-checker to have on hand to be mindful of how I implement and integrate technology in my classroom.
Is the use of technology in the classroom…
- planned and purposeful?
- a part of our routine?
- supporting the learning objects and curriculum goals?
- engaging the students in the content for learning?
- mostly used by students?
- developing or creating the students’ thinking processes?
- facilitating more learning time and less instructional time?
- encouraging higher-order thinking strategies?
- facilitating collaborative learning?
- facilitating activities that would have been difficult or impossible?
- constructing and building knowledge?
- essential for learning activities? (Rao, 2013)
[Image] Pupils at a secondary school in Worcestershire. Photograph: Alamy. Retrieved April 22, 2016 from http://www.theguardian.com/education/mortarboard/2012/nov/13/ict-computing