Technology Integration Professional Development Guide
An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for integrating technology tools in the classroom.
Edutopia.org's Technology Integration professional development guide is meant for use either after completion of the Project-Based Learning Guide or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning. The guide is designed for a two- to three-hour class or session. It can be used in conjunction with trainings on technology used in classroom settings.
Part one is a guided process, designed to give participants a brief introduction to technology integration. It answers the questions "Why is technology integration important?" and "What is technology integration?"
The Resources for Tech Integration page includes recommended websites, books, and additional videos to learn more about technology integration.
This guide was designed to address many of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
To find the specific standards for your state, visit this page at Education World that lists standards by academic subject and by state.
Continue to the next section of the guide, Why Do We Need to Integrate Technology?
Acknowledgments: This module was written by technology-integration specialist Marian Shaffner. The Foundation extends its thanks to the following people who reviewed this module for content and usability: Peggy Benton, PhD, professor, former PT3 grant director and adviser, Department of Instructional Technologies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California; Patsy Lanclos, Apple Distinguished Educator, Smithsonian Laureate, Palm Education training coordinator/provider, Houston, Texas; Mimi Bisson, PT3 grant technology trainer, Department of Instructional Technologies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California; Elaine Wrenn, technology coordinator, Echo Horizon School, Culver City, California.
This guide is organized into six sections: