One of the questions you might be asking yourself as a teacher using technology in his/her classroom is whether you are using it the right way or not. First , questions such as these are healthy signs of your ongoing learning and the more you question your learning and teaching practices the more improved your overall teaching becomes. This is an important part of our lifelong learning process , and as I said before in one of my previous posts, teachers are or should be on a constant hunt for new knowledge. We are not seeking perfection because nothing is perfect in this world but we do want to have a sound intellectual mind .
Now that you have started thinking critically about the technology you use in your classroom, you will need s answers to some questions you have in your mind ( like the one above ). Well Technology Integration Matrix has all the answers you might need .
So what is Technology Integration Matrix ?
According to the Arizona K-12 Center at Northern Arizona University :
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e.reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
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