“We need to prepare students for THEIR future not OUR past.”
— Ian Jukes, Educator and Futurist
Most people agree that technology skills will be essential for every person in the 21st century. It is hard to think of any career that does not require the use of technology. Research has shown that technology skills are not effectively developed by teaching technology as a stand-alone class. Technology needs to be integrated into the daily activities of every classroom.
Technology integration does not occur overnight. Technology integration happens in distinct phases. Initially, technology just replaces older tools. Then, technology begins to replace tools because it is more efficient and effective. Finally, technology allows teaching and learning to take place in new ways and expands the walls of the classroom to include the wider world.
The resources below will allow teachers at each grade level to begin to integrate technology into regular instruction.