Artifact Introduction: During our first week in Integrating Technology into the Classroom Curriculum, we were to read the first two chapters in Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching & reflect on the learning problems that technology can help solve. We were then to synthesize this information to create a relative advantage chart that showed ten learning problems (connected to our chosen content area & grade level) with related technologies, relative advantage, and expected outcomes.
Reflection of Learning/Standard Connection: This assignment required me to really delve into my curriculum and analyze how technology could help solve a lot of the problems I (or my students) encounter daily. I got the experience to research a lot of available technologies or apply tools that I was already familiar with in innovative ways.
- AECT Standard 2.1 Creating: To create this relative advantage chart, I needed to apply content pedagogy to create appropriate applications of processes and technologies to improve learning and performance outcomes.
- AECT Standard 2.2 Using: To create this relative advantage chart, I implemented appropriate educational technologies and processes based on appropriate content pedagogy.
- AECT Standard 2.3 Assessing/Evaluating: I demonstrated an inquiry process that assessed the adequacy of learning and evaluated the instruction and implementation of educational technologies and processes grounded in reflective practice to create this relative advantage chart.
- AECT Standard 3.2 Using: In order to create this relative advantage chart I needed to make professionally sound decisions in selecting appropriate processes and resources to provide optimal conditions for learning based on principles, theories, and effective practices.