Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What makes an "integrated with technology" lesson plan "integrated with technology"?

Whew! It's hard to believe that these hot and humid days of July are allowing my brain to think of school. Well, actually, my only other choice is to think of major housework that needs to be done. So, what have I been thinking of? What makes an "integrated with technology" lesson plan "integrated with technology"? I did an Internet search and didn't come up with anything conclusive.

Is it that the end product is created using technology or is it that the process of learning was enhanced by using technology tools? Is there a minimum amount of technology needed for a lesson to be labeled 'integrated with technology'? What are the standards for using technology while teaching and learning?

It seems to me that the Open Source community could take the National Educational Technology Standards and create a how-to design and implement effective integrated with technology lessons. Anyone interested in pursing this with me?

1 comment:

Carl Daugherty said...

I am currently in the process of creating a lesson plan for using Red Hat Linux (Beta fedora) in to a curriculm that uses about 200 course hours with labs and can lead to Linux+ Certfications. Check out my site at daughertyworld.com/School