Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Technology Requirements

Madison Administration is expecting teachers to use technology on a daily basis in their classroom to increase student engagement, promote higher level thinking skills, integrate technology skills, and improve teacher effectiveness.  Technology should be used by students to solve real world problems. 

There are several different levels of technology being used in different classrooms at Madison.  Although administration has high expectations for all teachers to be using technology effectively, their main focus this year is for each teacher to increase their level of technology integration, wherever that may be.  Below is a link to framework that has already been created to assess authentic technology use in the classroom.  The Levels of Teaching Innovation (LoTi) focuses on the balance of instruction, assessment, and the effective use of digital tools. 

The link will explain the six different levels of the LoTi.  The final page is a “quiz” to find where you fall in the level of technology integration in your classroom.  The goal is that by the end of a school year, you will be able to move up to the next level on the LoTi scale.   Please take a moment to find your level and then leave a comment to share your thoughts on the score and the framework.  You do not need to leave your score- this is for your knowledge only. 

Friday, March 9, 2012


This page was created by Kristen Metevia as a professional development learning opportunity for an Eastern Michigan University graduate class.  Over the next month and half, we will be working on integrating technology into our everyday curriculum.  You will the opportunity to explore different videos, tutorials, and examples of teachers using technology successfully in their classroom to improve student achievement.