7 Ways to Increase Teacher Technology Integration in the Classroom

26 thoughts on “7 Ways to Increase Teacher Technology Integration in the Classroom”

  1. I agree with all 7 points you made, and I especially like the wallwisher you created. I work with PBS TeacherLine (sorry for the blatant plug) and some of our most popular professional development courses are in our instructional technology category, and we have recently updated some of those courses to include the latest web 2.0 strategies in the classroom. I also think you should repost/link to this blog post during the ISTE conference in June and tweet it with the conference tag #iste2010. Conference attendees really like short and to the point posts like this one.


    1. Donovan.

      Thanks for the advice! I will definitely re-post and add the #iste2010 hashtag in June. I love PBS Teachers, but haven’t come across PBS TeacherLine. I will make sure to check it out this weekend!


  2. Great post, Cheska!
    All 7 points are practical and important, I think, in tech integration. #4 is quite easy these days with apps on smartphones and Google Reader, as the reading materials can all come to you. PLN sure helps a lot (#3) as many members of our network share great deal of good information!

    There is power of sharing students’ work with other teachers. I have learned a great deal from teachers all over the world and feel encouraged to share what my students are doing.

    Thanks for this post!


    1. Thank you for your support, Yoon! I am in love with all of the free PD resources that are available today, and it doesn’t help that I can access them from almost anywhere anytime! The problem comes down to finding the time to read, attend, and respond to everything! 🙂 PLNs are very helpful, and I honestly can’t thank you and the others enough for your help in my research. I’m so blessed to have you in my PLN! When I presented last Tuesday and shared the Wallwisher with my colleagues, they were amazed! The PLN is very powerful, indeed!


  3. I really can relate to number five. Students are acquainted and familiar with different technology tools. If you ask any questions about the latest cell phones, ipods, or video games they will tell you immediately. Networking is super! They can share ideas with other students, as well as the teacher. Students rely upon teachers for everything, then why can’t teachers rely upon students for somethings.


    1. Brenda,

      Thanks! I agree with you – learning is about creating that positive cycle of give and take. As teachers, we don’t know everything and that’s okay. It takes awhile for some to get used to that idea, to even let go of the locus of control and allow students to step up and take it. I always call my little brother and ask for his opinion on new gadgets LOL


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