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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers

Are you using or integrating technology in your teaching ? At the face of it, it seems like a game of semantics but in fact it is more than that. When we talk about technology integration in the classroom we are talking about a planned and highly structured and purposeful use of technology with students whose ultimate goal is to engage students and help them develop new thinking skills. Using technology, on the other hand, is a random and sporadic process whose main goal is to instruct students on content not to engage them with content.
The chart below ,I came across in Teachbytes , offers a more detailed explanation of the difference between Using Technology and Integrating Technology. Have a look and, as always, share with us your feedback in the comment form below. Enjoy


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  1. Makes me feel like I'm actually doing something right! I am a traveling teacher, and some of the teachers I work with are peeved when I use "their" Smartboards. I'll print this up and post it on my cart.

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