Definition of Technology Integration
Integration is when classroom teachers use technology to introduce, reinforce, extend, enrich, assess, and remediate student mastery of curricular targets.
Integration is an instructional choice that generally includes collaboration and deliberate planning—and always requires a classroom teacher’s participation. It cannot be legislated through curriculum guides nor will it happen spontaneously. Someone with vision—an administrator, a teacher, or a specialist—needs to model, encourage, and enable integration, but only a classroom teacher can integrate technology with content-area teaching.
“The Philosophy of Integration.” IT’s Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades Boni Hamilton. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, 2007. 19-28. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.
Standards & Partnerships
- ISTE Standards for Students
- ISTE’s Project ReimaginED – Collaborate with your fellow educators to redesign your classroom activities to meet the Common Core and ISTE Standards.
- Partnership for 21st Century Learning
Models & Frameworks for Technology Integration
- TPACK and SAMR Wiki
- SAMR Model: From Theory to Practice
- Moving from S to R
- SETT Framework for Successful Inclusion and Transition
Technology Integration Matrices
- Arizona Technology Integration Matrix
- The Technology Integration Matrix by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Find Educational Tools
Technology Resources & Reports
- ALA – Great Websites for Kids
- NMC Horizon Reports
- ReimagineED 2015: Troubling Trends, Future Possibilities in K-12