iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference...
What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments.
Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr, Google or Yahoo images. This is an excellent tool to help all learners make visual connections to any vocabulary in any content area.
Shahi's visual dictionary supports the UDL principle of multiple means of representation by illustrating words and concepts non-linguistically.
"With the amount of information that is available on the internet, it's important for teachers to filter through websites to find relevant information in a timely manner. As a blogger, I believe we "curate" the web automatically to help keep things organized and to convey information in as detailed and easy a way as possible.
Now, with the addition of dedicated websites, people can curate the web and save information on their own while sharing this vital information with others."