Learning & Leading with Technology
Teachers today can choose from a variety of technologies for teaching mathematics. Drill-and-practice software, virtual manipulatives, real-life data sets, interactive geometry programs, graphing calculators, robots, and computer-based laboratories are just a few of the options available. But it can be difficult for mathematics teachers to know just which technologies to choose to support student learning in particular lessons.
One way to help teachers integrate technologies effectively is to match technology integration strategies to how teachers plan, rather than asking teachers to plan instruction that exploits the opportunities offered by particular educational technologies. For more information, see our previous article (L&L, September/October 2009, “Grounded Tech Integration,” page 2).
Grandgenett, Neal; Harris, Judi; and Hofer, Mark, "Grounded Technology Integration in Mathematics" (2009). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 32.