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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

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Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:18 PM

Technology use is the first step.  Technology integration is the opportunity to combine technology with pedagogy.  Technology infusion is the process of using technology as a tool for learning, thinking, and problem solving.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

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Insightful tutorials and topics.

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Kathleen Gradel's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:25 PM

Great help!

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:28 PM

This is the first guide I have seen to help define technology integration.

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:59 AM

A guide to technology integration, awesome