This Hornet Card provides the basic outline of the “TIM” Matrix for identifying different learning environments with educational technology.
This is really a powerful rubric for evaluating a range of factors in k-12 technology integration.
This past week I was able to do my first classroom observation using theTechnology Integration Matrix (TIM). I have wanted to use this tools for a while to be better able to evaluate the classroom environment of technology integration. This matrix always attracted me due to its ability to cut to the chase on how the student, teacher and environment are impacted by different instructional strategies with technology.
the most exciting and challenging parts of instructional technology integration will makes us a stronger team and to grow beyond our environment. Instructional Technologists must hold a higher ground and goal for their instruction. They are not only supporting a teachers goals but they are integrating technology in new ways and modifying lessons to have specific program impacts.
It has been an eventful month as I still continue to learn about the district and the variety of talented educators that make North Reading a great place to work. In the coming month we will be organizing our district wide “Hour Of Code” event in which all students will have an opportunity to engage with programming skills for at least one hour and defining new ways to work with classroom teachers to embed digital learning across the district. I look forward to expanding Digital Learning curriculum initiatives and defining a Digital Learning pathway for students K-12 in the coming months. There are many new exciting possibilities for all students in the areas of Computer Science and more Project Based Learning with technology. I am proud to be a part of the magic that happens every day in the North reading Public Schools and look forward to a great year!
At the Hood School Digital Learning Specialist Helen Kelly has embraced digital literacy with her co-teaching and use of the web-based tool pic collage. She has also created more collaborative environment for students using the iPads. Some of her projects for the month of October include lessons which include the students learning the difference between “Fact and Opinion” and reading the story “Leaf Jumpers”. Helen Kelly has also effectively integrated of the use of the interactive SmartBoard into these lessons.
A highlight for our department was K-12 digital learning specialist Kathy Dasho presenting at MassCUE 2015. Kathy presented digital storytelling at the Massachusetts Computer Educators Conference on October 22. Her presentation was well attended and many stayed after to ask her questions about the use of Alice programming and Google earth for digital storytelling. The entire group were impressed with her technical knowledge and are sharing of best practices.
be organizing our district wide “Hour Of Code” event and looking forward to defining new ways to work with teachers in Digital Learning across the district.