TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION MODELS AT CARLIN SPRINGS
Carlin Springs follows research based models for technology integration in classrooms and instruction. We strive to provide students and teachers with the tools and skills to access technology in meaningful, purposeful and innovative ways that are supported by research and established models.
“Frameworks for Technology Integration. Two commonly used models for technology integration are known as SAMR and TPACK. The SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model, created by Dr. Ruben Puentudura, guides the process of reflecting on how we are integrating technology into our classrooms.” (Edutopia)
“Effective integration of technology is achieved when students are able to select technology tools to help them obtain information in a timely manner, analyze and synthesize the information, and present it professionally. The technology should become an integral part of how the classroom functions — as accessible as all other classroom tools.”–NETSS
When effectively integrated into the curriculum and instruction, technology becomes a powerful resource that can allow students to building meaning, establish connections and solidify their understanding of content. These tools can provide students and teachers with:
- Access to up-to-date materials
- Methods of collecting, gathering and recording data
- Pathways for Collaboration beyond the classroom
- Opportunities for demonstrating learning and understanding through the use of digital media
- Authentic learning and assessment opportunities
- Avenues for personalizing student learning.
“The SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model, created by Dr. Ruben Puentudura, guides the process of reflecting on how we are integrating technology into our classrooms. The ultimate goal of technology integration is to completely redefine how we teach and learn, and to do things that we never could before the technology was in our hands.” (Edutopia)
“The TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework lays out the knowledge that educators need in order to successfully integrate technology into their teaching. The TPACK website provides a large collection of free resources for teachers and other instructional leaders.” (Edutopia)