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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

      This site is the homepage of the Tech Infusion program at Arizona State University (ASU). Housed within ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Tech Infusion is a technology integration curriculum for Pre-K-12 teacher candidates. Through coursework and hands-on practices, teacher candidates are prepared to use technology fluently and innovatively for teaching and learning. The program integrates research, ISTE Standards, and the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework around effective technology integration. This website provides technology-infusion resources for course developers, instructors, and current and future educators. Examples include research articles, edtech tool tutorials, lesson plans, and outlines of the curriculum. Rating: 9/10

    1. Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies

      This website covers "Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies (ITLT)," a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the University of Arizona's Learning Technology program. This online journal features articles that explore theories, practices, and research surrounding educational technology. This includes discourse around the application and assessment of various learning technologies in educational settings. The "Archives" tab at the top of the site each volume ITLT, which feature articles such as research, reviews, and graduate student work. As an online publication, each article is accessible in PDF and HTML format free of charge. "Rating: 10/10"

    1. a training needs assessment is a pro-cess through which a trainer collects and analyzes information, then creates a training plan. This pro-cess determines the need for the training; identifies training needs; and examines the type and scope of resources needed to support training

      This article by Tracey Cekada is an excellent resource what defining a "needs assessments", why they are necessary, and how to properly conduct one. I found this helpful because in completing a needs assessment, a facilitator could obtain data before beginning a course as to learner needs and gaps. With the data, it could give early indicators on strategies and resources will be needed to integrate learners and technology together- especially if the learners have technological gaps or are hesitant in using the technology. The article provides a general framework for McClelland's needs assessment model that provides an 11 step process. In closing, the article reviews core effective components of a needs assessment and real-life examples for the reader to observe how it can be applied in real world scenarios. (Rating: 7/10)

    1. The TIM is designed to assist schools and districts in evaluating the level of technology integration in classrooms and to provide teachers with models of how technology can be integrated throughout instruction in meaningful ways.

      Supported and promoted by the Arizona Department of Education, the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) is a tools to assist educators in integrating technology into the classrooms in meaningful way. This online resources provides additional information on how to leverage the matrix and even provides a short video tutorial. Within each "cell/module", two lesson plans are provided that are designed to facilitate the integration of technology in the classroom. Five main level of integration are outlined: Entry, Adoption, Adaptation, Infusion, and Transformation. (Rating: 4/10)