Edudemics has an interesting post on integrating technology in the classroom. They offer a matrix developed at the Northern Arizona University to demonstrate the phases of integration, as shown below.
- The developers of the matrix assume that technology must be phased in. Overlooked is the natural adaptive abilities of children.
- The most successful projects using technology in classrooms use a total immersion approach where the laptop or tablet is constantly used by every student from day 1 in all curriculum.
The matrix was developed for teachers and overlooks the objective--children learning. We will never learn the proper way to use technology in the classroom until the approach starts with a focus on the natural abilities of the child and how they learn.
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