Friday, May 27, 2011

A Technology Integration Matrix with Video Examples

The Florida Center for Instructional Technology has a fantastic technology integration matrix for teachers. The matrix, which I learned about from one of Steven Anderson's Tweets, is a five by five grid of suggestions and examples for using technology in education. The vertical axis of the matrix refers to learning environments and goals. Those environments are active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed. The horizontal axis of the grid refers to the level of use of technology. The levels of use are entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation. You can click on any of those terms in the matrix for further explanations.

To use the Technology Integration Matrix pick one element from each axis to watch video examples of using technology in education. There are video examples for each part of matrix. The videos address mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts topics.

Applications for Education
This Technology Integration Matrix could be a great resource for teachers who want to use technology in their classrooms, but just aren't sure how to get started. This matrix could also be a good guide for anyone who is trying to develop professional development activities in the area of technology integration.