Integrating Technology into
Elementary Classrooms
ED 498/503
Kimberly Holley
Three Unit Questions
o What grade or age should integration begin?
o What kinds of technology should be integrated
into classrooms?
o What are the benefits of technology integrated
into classroom curriculum?
What grade should integration
begin?
• Integration should begin in preschool or pre-k.
• Ages 2-3 has been found to be an appropriate
age to begin.
• Preschool age children are able to adapt to easy
technology tasks.
What kinds of technology should be
integrated into the classroom?
• Desktop computers
• Laptop computers
• Smartboards with clickers for each student
What are the benefits of technology
integrated into classroom curriculum?
 Encourages and enhances the learning process
 Encourages creativity
 Reaches different learning styles
 Prepares for everyday technology use outside
of the classroom
Ideas to begin integrating
• Power point presentations
• Computer learning games
• Smart board lessons
Resources
• Quible, Z. (2002). Maximizing the Effectiveness of
Electronic Presentations. Business Communication
Quarterly, 65(2), 82-85. Retrieved from Education
Research Complete database.
• Starr, L. (2010, July 22). Technology integration made
easy. Education World, Retrieved from
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech146.sht
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