Effectively integrating technology into the classroom curriculum is not as easy as one would think. Many teachers think that simply showing a Youtube clip at the beginning of a lesson is the best and only way to incorporate technology into a lesson. A large reason for this is because teachers simply do not have the time to conduct quality, efficient research in order to find resources and programs that have been proven to be successful. They also do not have time to experiment with new technology tools and online software to see how they work. Lastly, many teachers do not know how to use the devices correctly in their lessons to help students learn the 21st century skills they need to become college and career ready.
In order for technology integration to be effective, a clear vision and plan must first be in place. This website will serve as a resource administrators at both the district and school level can use to identify current needs and next steps for creating an effective technology plan. This website will serve as an online professional learning resource that will focus on providing school personnel with the support needed to properly integrate technology into classrooms. The website will do this by supplying educators with a wide variety of resources as well as a technology integration plan that can be implemented into school curriculum.