The technology integration planning model (TIP) is a planning approach integration strategy that helps implement teacher’s integration of ICT will be successful. The TIP model gives teachers a general approach to address the challenges involved in integrating technology. (Roblyer, 2006b) This is reflected back to the use of Multimedia 3D software Kahootz. It is essential to develop lesson plans when incorporating ICT in the classroom to ensure it will be a successful teaching strategy. Roblyers model for implementing ICT integration and transformation is also effective for teachers who are just beginning to use ICT integration in the classroom which will make the process of developing new ways to incorporate technology in the classroom. This model was designed by Roblyer, 2006a and he developed a five phase model with set planning of each level of implementation to get which determine relative advantage, decide on objectives and assessments, design integration strategies, prepare the instructional environment and evaluate and revise integration strategies. (Roblyer, 2006a)
Overall Kahootz is a fantastic program to incorporate in lessons as it is motivational and practical for students as well as complying with the required ICT standards. Understanding Roblyers five stage strategy also makes the process of ICT integration more straightforward for teachers.
‘Technology Integration Planning (TIP) Models for Teachers’ was the topic for this weeks reading. The reading covered five different phases in which ICT can be integrated into the classroom. The overview for this reading was not just telling us ICT is beneficial but actually telling us how to integrate ICT in our classrooms. I think integrating ICT is helpful and beneficial for children and teachers. I feel all outcomes will differ and that children should have the opportunity to learn in all ways assessable to them.The smart classroom frame work is to help inspire teachers to engage ICT as a tool in the classroom, by obtaining a certificate level (2009). As teachers learn to be more confident with using ICT as a tool, this will lead to teachers achieving a pedagogical license.
Teachers need to realize that coming out of their comfort zone isn’t always a bad thing. Students will gain more learning if all teachers were to break out of their comfort zone and give children all opportunities in learning available to them.
“Don’t be afraid”
Roblyer, M. (2006b) Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, p. 36-52. Retrieved March 29, 2009, fromhttp://learning.griffith.edu.au/
“Don’t be afraid” References: Roblyer, M. (2006b) Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, p. 36-52.
Roblyer, M. D. (2006b). 4 th Edition. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Pearson: New Jersey.
(Roblyer, 2006b. pg. 53). Roblyer, M. D. (2006a) Integrating Educational Technology into Education. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc., p. 53.
Department of Education, Training and the Arts. (2008). The Smart Classroom Professional Development Framework. Retrieved March 29, 2009 from Queensland Government website:http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/pdf/pd-framework.pdf