Arizona Technology Integration Matrix
A Resource Supporting the Full Integration of Technology in Arizona Schools
The Arizona Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a framework for technology integration and the progression from teacher-centered to student-directed use of technology in a variety of learning environments.
Across the top of the TIM are five levels of technology integration: Entry, Adoption, Adaptation, Infusion, and Transformation. These signify a gradual shift from a teacher-centered approach to technology integration to a full-on student-centered approach. The rows of the TIM each signify a different learning environment students may experience in the classroom.
Each cell in the Arizona TIM contains three lesson plans, based on grade level. Each lesson is designed to show the integration of technology in instruction and classrooms, as well as the Arizona Educational Technology Standards.
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.
An Evaluation Tool
To examine the degree of technology integration in classrooms, which identifies areas of strength and areas for growth.
The History Behind the Technology Integration Matrix
The Arizona K12 Center at Northern Arizona University adapted the Arizona TIM from the Technology Integration Matrix produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. The Arizona K12 Center is currently refreshing the Arizona TIM to provide relevant, useful, and timely structure to technology integration for Arizona teachers. Used in conjunction with lesson-planning and reflection, the Arizona TIM can be a critical resource for any teacher or school system looking for specific language clarifying technology integration practices.