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Curriculum-Driven Tech Decisions

by Sarah Bish

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Making Curriculum-Driven Technology Decisions

Student: Sarah Bish
Facilitator: Heather Mulligan
Date: August 1, 2022
"Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time."

- Chinese Proverb
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." (Angelou, 2019) This idea introduced by Maya Angelou and reiterated through the Advancement Course will be the cornerstone for this artifact.

In education, leaders lead, teachers teach, and students learn. There is an ebb and a flow to each and every academic year, school is constant and predictable. However, in this 21st century, that predictable pattern is changing. Students are changing, society is changing... We as educators must also change; we must alter our teaching practices to accommodate the 21st century student.
Technology Integration - What is it really?
Educational practices are changing at a rapid pace. In this 21st century, curriculum can still be accessed in a traditional print format; but it can also be accessed online. Technology integration is the idea of transferring your classroom content to an online platform.
By transferring your content online, you are able to create a curriculum that is multi-faceted. The content that you are delivering to your student population can be transformed; lessons can draw the student in through engaging activities, data can be analyzed and results immediately delivered to students and parents, and instruction can be tailored to accommodate the needs and interests of each student as an individual.

Through technology integration, the entire world can become your classroom...
Technology in the Classroom - Priorities to Consider
The online world of resources is vast, in order to narrow down your potential technologies, you need to compare them to a set of criteria. To ensure your selection is best suited to your institution, you need to consider a programs: safety, consistency, effectiveness, equity, access, inclusiveness / accessibility, and adaptability.


To begin the process of utilizing technology in your classroom, you have to set a precedent. All technology that is used in education must place safety above all. A student's privacy and online safety must be maintained at all times. If your selected technology compromises a students safety or well-being, it must not be used. A sign of quality technology in the classroom is one that ensures a student is safe at all times.


Is this technology consistent across multiple platforms? When determining if a particular technology is worthwhile in the world of education, consistency across multiple platforms needs to be an area to be evaluated.

(Advancement Courses, 2022e)
Technology in the Classroom - Priorities to Consider Cont.

Is the technology that you will utilize available to all? All students must have equitable access to your chosen technology.

(Advancement Courses, 2022e)

Is the technology you are looking to implement effective in the educational realm? Will the implementation of this particular technology elevate the learning process? These are questions that need to be asked when determining whether or not you would like to utilize a particular technology.

Equity - Three A's

Consider the, "Three A's: access, accessibility, and adaptability" (Advancement Courses, 2022c)

Technology in the Classroom - Priorities to Consider Cont.
Inclusive / Accessible

Will the potential technology make your classroom more inclusive? Will your entire student body be represented and included in the content? "Effective technology integration can help provide all learners the ability to access the general education curriculum, offering them multiple means to complete their work with greater ease and independence..." (Fouzia Khursheed Ahmad, 2015) In order to promote and obtain an inclusive online environment you have to consider one of the three A's of Equity - Accessibility.


When selecting technology it is important to consider the technologies adaptability. Does this tool have the ability to differentiate the content that it is delivering? Is there a review area to utilize after a concept has been previously taught? Finally, does this tool have the ability to analyze data that the user inputs to differentiate instruction automatically?

(Advancement Courses, 2022e)