I just read an interesting article from edudemic.com titled “12 Ways to Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology in Education.” This is something that I try to explain on a fairly regular basis. Usually asking a question that makes people think about the benefits of using technology is helpful, such as “Is it more effective for students to complete a worksheet using technology than with paper/pencil?”
The edudemic article includes a nice chart from Teachbytes (see below). The chart could be used as part of a PLC discussion or staff meeting. The facilitator could ask everyone to jot down on paper a list of how they used technology in their instructional practices over the past week. The Teachbytes chart could then be distributed. In small groups a discussion could take place about whether the technology was “used” or “integrated”. This could be a very powerful discussion!