Summer iPad Playin' in the Sun

Tweet or Email Amy all summer long!

The TIM Matrix -- Forward Thinking for Next Year

TIM stands for Technology Integration Matrix. This is the concept that the most advanced use of technology in the classroom will be authentic, goal directed, and career oriented. As the Florida Center for Instructional Technology states: "The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells..."

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Try out these three ideas to start!

The below applications are those that can be used on an iPad OR a laptop OR a smart phone, so feel free to talk to and forward this to other teachers. Technology does not have to be extensive to be transformative.

Amy's Summer Contact Info

I only check my school email and my messages on the school voicemail on Mondays during the summer. Here's how to get some help for the summer when you need it: Tweet me at my handle above (there is soooo much great education stuff on Twitter every day!) or email the gmail address (I get that on my phone). I will meet you at school, at the library, etc, if you want some extra training this summer. I only charge a Starbucks Venti Mocha.... Just kiddin'.... Kinda. ;)