## Technology Integration

How do we make sure the Technology Application TEKS are addressed in our classroom? Technology is not meant to be a separate class taught in school. There simply isn't enough time in the school day. We do this by integrating technology into the curriculum. The easiest way to begin is by looking at a wonderful lesson you are very comfortable with and integrating appropriate technology that will give students a different experience, enhance the lesson or redefine it.

## Three Tiers of Technology Integration

Integrating technology should be as seamless as using a pencil in the classroom.

On the right, you will find the four phases of the SAMR Model for Technology Integration and their definitions. Let's look at a few examples in this SAMR Prezi by Jim Cash. We can also look at it through Tim Holt's eyes and compare SAMR to Starbucks Coffee.

Tier 1: Teacher Focus on Productivity

Tier 2: Instructional Presentation on Student Productivity

Tier 3: Powerful Student-Centered 21st Century Learning Environment

SAMR Model for Technology Integration

**SAMR Model for Technology Integration**On the right, you will find the four phases of the SAMR Model for Technology Integration and their definitions. Let's look at a few examples in this SAMR Prezi by Jim Cash. We can also look at it through Tim Holt's eyes and compare SAMR to Starbucks Coffee.

**Tiers of Technology Integration from State of Washington OSPI**Tier 1: Teacher Focus on Productivity

Tier 2: Instructional Presentation on Student Productivity

Tier 3: Powerful Student-Centered 21st Century Learning Environment

SAMR Model for Technology Integration

**Analog to Digital Examples**by Tim Holt