Frameworks for technology integration, are tools that can be used to help educators understand the place of technology enabled learning in the classroom and their own required learning within it. Below are a few different frameworks that can be considered.  

SAMR

SAMR is a framework developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help bring awareness to educators of the different ways we use technology to support learning. OSAPAC, a committee who advises the Ministry of Education on acquiring provincial licenses for software and web-based digital tools, shares information and resources about the SAMR model. The video below is a two-minute overview of the framework.  

TPACK

TPACK is a framework used to help educators understand what they need to know to teach effectively with technology. It highlights the importance of a teacher’s content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and technological knowledge. The TPACK framework highlights the importance of finding balance in those knowledge areas and aiming for the intersection of all three.  More information about this model can be found at tpack.org .  

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TIM

The Technology Integration Matrix is designed to help teachers place themselves within the framework and gather ideas and examples of possible next steps in their development of using technology tools to effectively enhance learning for K-12 students.

The matrix combines levels of technology integration with characteristics of the learning environment. Each cell in the matrix contains a detailed description and then subject-specific examples in the form of a video with text supports. The matrix can be accessed at fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.php .

ISTE Standards

The ISTE Standards are a set of international guidelines on the skills each stakeholder in education needs to develop in order to be successful in today’s world. There are standards for students, teachers, administrators, coaches and computer science educators. The ISTE Standards also include a set of 14 essential conditions that are required for effective technology integration. Some school boards in Ontario cite these standards in their technology integration policies.