We first need to determine what we're teaching and how we're teaching it and then consider how technology can help us get there.
One helpful tool for choosing technologies is Pitler, Hubbell, and Kuhn's (2012) Matrix of Strategies and Technologies. The matrix helps teachers first identify the instructional strategy that they intend to use (Dean, Hubbell, Pitler, & Stone, 2012) and then narrow down the myriad of choices to one of the nine types of technology:
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Resources to support Arizona's Common Core Standards. November 1, 2012 By cpoplin. Take a look at Arizona's Common Core website. There will be more support for the role of technology will be coming in January 2013.
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