Arizona Technology Integration Matrix
A Resource Supporting the Full Integration of Technology in Arizona Schools
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) is a tool designed to assist teachers, schools, and districts in meaningful technology integration in classrooms while providing models of how this it can be integrated throughout instruction.
Comprised of 25 cells, in a 5 X 5 grid, the TIM incorporates a continuum of five levels of technology integration, each progressing from teacher-directed learning to more student-centered learning. These levels are entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation. Simultaneously, the TIM lists five different learning environments found in classrooms: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal-directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003).
The TIM associates the five levels of technology integration (i.e. entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
A Planning Tool
To help teachers create lessons that incorporate student-centered technology integration.
A Reflection Tool
For all educators to identify the pedagogy used around specific technologies that amplifies the overall, value-added learning experience for students.
The History Behind the Technology Integration Matrix
The Arizona Technology Integration Matrix was produced by the Arizona K12 Center at Northern Arizona University and funded in part through 2010-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds administered by the Arizona Department of Education and the office of the Pima County School Superintendent in response to the ARRA Enhancing Through Technology (EETT–Title IID) Ed Tech Standards Support Project. First produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida, it has been adapted for Arizona educators and demonstrates technology integration throughout the K-12 teaching environment. Encouraging the seamless use of technology in all curriculum areas and promoting technology is essential in today's 21st-century classroom. The Arizona TIM can help support the full integration of technology in Arizona’s schools.