The Technology Integration Matrix, compiled by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, may give teachers another, more detailed way to assess how they using technology, and with the inclusion of examples, could inspire new ideas to meaningfully use technology as a tool to support curriculum and students in their journey to becoming self-directed, life-long learners.
The matrix is organized into Levels of Technology Use, starting with Entry to growing to the highest level of Transformation, and the Characteristics of the Learning Environment (active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, goal directed). Each of those levels are broken down into a more specific descriptions of the student, teacher, and environment and at each intersection a description is given to frame what is happening with the technology and with the learning activities. Included with each is level are video example and lesson description for each core curriculum subject.
This matrix provides teachers a tool to evaluate how technology is being used in their classrooms with detailed examples of what may be happening in a classroom and of what could be happening in a classroom transitioning from a traditional, teacher-led classroom to a student-centered environment.
What are some ways you are using technology to supporting life-long learning?