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, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (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. Each cell in the 25 cell matrix contains a video (or several videos) which illustrate the integration of technology in classrooms where only a few computers are available and/or classrooms where every student has access to a laptop computer.
is it Important for School Leaders to Blog? - the
author of this post outlines 6 reasons why he believes
school administrators should blog.
for Information Literacy -
The intent of this collection of resources is to help teachers navigate the increasing expectation to develop in students the ability to use critical thinking skills, to ask good questions, and to find the information that not only provides answers but compels meaningful action.
These resources are structured around the key principles of the inquiry cycle and are intended to provided teachers with the knowledge, the skills, the tools and the resources to effectively incorporate the information literacy into all classes and subject areas to help our students become effective, ethical and safe users of information.
The web review of an article by Diane Oblinger - "how
do we ensure that information fluency becomes a habit
of mind rather than of an isolated library requirement
if parents, teachers, and staff do not integrate technology"
9 Principles for Implementation: The Big Shift - from the blog 21st Century Learning "In a changing educational environment the needed changes in education should be negotiated from a why approach rather than a how approach"
Shift Happens - Now What? - So what should we do when we realize that the world has changed for our students?
- Shift Happens YouTube Video
a navigational tool and forum for administrators. Includes
many links to documents such as interview questions,
letters, sample policy and procedures, etc.
UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE) - dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators
Discourse - the thoughts of a rural Saskatchewan
Leader Talk - LeaderTalk is the first group blog written by school leaders for school leaders. It provides insights and resources are beneficial to P-12 administrators and educational leadership preparation programs.
Parents as Partners - supporting students in the 21st Century
Wiki While You Work - From The School Administrator (March 2008) - "One technology that can be used to focus a team’s work is the wiki. The wiki is a web page to which a small group of trusted individuals can contribute or edit. Sharing information, recording decisions in ways that are easily maintained and updated online and protected from prying eyes is essential to our work as decision makers."
Social Networking Sites - NING
Ed Administrators2.0 brings educational leaders together to share stories, videos and ideas about leading, learning and technology in education. It is a place to mix and mingle and network with others.