The stages of technology integration in schools

Terry Heick at has written an article exploring four stages at which teachers and more so students integrate technology in the the classroom.

I like the manner in which he suggests that we should not all instantly aspire to become self directed learners absorbed by mobile technology and actually acknowledges the merit in using different stages to best meet your teaching and learning needs. 

This method of understanding needs to be also applied to the SAMR model of technology integration as we do not have to redefine every aspect of learning now that we have a computer in front of us.

The article would be useful to use with staff to both evaluate where they might currently be placed within these stages but also highlight other approaches to using technology to improve student outcomes.  The full article can be viewed here.