Barriers to Technology Integration and Relative advantage


If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow




Housekeeping:

  • Information Ecologies Work
  • Comments from reactions?

Presentation:

  • A brief history of technology integration in K-12 schools in 10 slides
  • Mapping to your experience

Concept Development:


Overview of exercise:
  1. Dissect examples of technology integration, organizer
  2. Identify differences and similarities
  3. Collaborative concept map of relative advantages
  4. Definition of Relative Advantage

Examples
  1. Lemonade Stand
  2. Exploring Shapes and Patterns
  3. Digital Microscopes
  4. Salem Witch Trials
  5. Reviewing in Multiple Modalities
  6. Electronic Emissary
  7. Encouraging Interactive Learning
  8. Econocast - Community Interviews

Defining "Relative Advantage"

Educational technologies may provide a relative advantage over other forms of teaching and learning when...

Assignment:

  • Information Ecologies Work