Who better to speak to instruction-focused technology integration than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training on this methodology himself?
Guest Blog Post by Ron Farrow, eLearning Contributor
I think as educators we are always looking out for what will have the most impact on student learning. We want to reach every student, all the time. When it comes to technology, most teachers are not hesitant to include technology in their instruction, they just simply do not have the time for the major learning curve that often comes with the various programs or devices. The issue with many technology integration programs is 3-fold:
Overwhelming approach with a technology focus
No time for learning curve
In the Integration series for Atomic Learning, I discuss an instruction-focused approach to technology integration. By focusing on instruction and student learning, you eliminate the fear and anxiety that comes from new programs and new devices. You also begin to eliminate the learning curve for technology. The focus is on instruction, so the technology is targeted towards a specific goal.