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Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com ( http://inkygirl.com/comic-use-policy/ ) Writing and technology has been a controversial subject for many traditionalists in education. “Spell check stops children from learning to spell”.
What is the Arizona 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, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (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. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells. What is in each cell?
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We have first and second graders sharing a cart of iPads and are keeping a blog here: http://ipadsatburley.blogspot.com/ It has been a pretty incredible experience so far! We're just gearing up for "the big stuff" but have started with some literacy center activities, and I feel like every day we're finding something new and exciting we can do. Most of my favorite links are already on Craig and Camilla's pages, but as I find new resources I will post them here. Here is a list of apps we are currently using, with more to come! <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
I have collected a number of resources dealing with the use of iPad devices in schools. Many of them are organized in my Diigo account. Check back often as I am constantly adding bookmarks to these Diigo tags.
Apple's handheld and tablet devices can be valuable for teaching and learning. An iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone can be so many things: a camera, a book, a canvas, a calculator, a timer, a reference, a notebook, an audio recorder, a word processor, a camcorder, a video editing station, a videoconferencing device, a movie player, a scanner, a student response system, an instrument, a flash drive, a presentation station, and much more. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The following lesson ideas utilize several of the Lite or free apps available for the iPad. These are basic lesson ideas that demonstrate the concept with specific content areas, but can be applied with a variety of curricular areas and grade levels. Digital Storytelling Graph and Check Every Postcard Tells a Story Every Postcard Tells a Story