Take a look at Arizona’s Common Core website. There will be more support for the role of technology will be coming in January 2013.
The purpose of this link is to provide interested parties with information on a waiver request document sent to the US DOE. Click here.
IDEAL is now back online.
Thank you for your continued support and usage of the IDEAL website over the last several years. That’s why we wanted to let you know about some important scheduled changes. In order to have more direct oversight over IDEAL and the services this website provides, we will be moving the website, content and platform from Arizona State University (ASU) to ADE beginning mid-June, 2012.
Link here for important updates. We will keep you updated as we get closer to our move date. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to take advantage of the wide variety of resources IDEAL has to offer.
Google SketchUp Pro educational lab licenses are offered at no cost for schools that participate in the statewide licensing grant program. In order to obtain the critical information to activate the licenses, complete this form request. Contact Krystal Nesbitt, email@example.com or 602-542-7884 or Cathy Poplin, firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Technology Literacy Assessment Tools
ADE offers a free student and staff technology literacy assessment (suitable for 5th – 12th grades) – please contact the Ed Tech Department for more information (602) 542-7884.
Accounts are created at http://arizonaitts.flinnovates.org site. You can begin by selecting the Demo District from the drop-down menu. For assistance with creating your account, please email Krystal.Nesbitt@azed.gov and request the start-up directions.
Teacher Tech Assessment URL: http://arizonaitts.flinnovates.org
Student Tech Assessment URL: http://arizonast2l.flinnovates.org
Assessing Technology Integration Resources
The Arizona Technology Integration Matrix – Classroom Level (ATIM – Classroom Level) was developed as part of a ARRA Title II-D competitive grant, through the Arizona K – 12 Center, to assist teachers and other educators in assessing the current level of technology integration that is occurring within a classroom. The matrix is accompanied with video clips and lesson plans to illustrate the different levels of technology integration.
Additional tools to accompany the AzTIM are the:
The Technology Integration Matrix Observation Tool (TIM-O) is a tool for guiding principals, teachers, and others through the process of evaluating the level of technology integration within a particular classroom. The TIM-O provides the user with a series of easily observable yes/no questions. When completed, the tool indicates a profile for the observed lesson in terms of the Technology Integration Matrix. For example, a lesson may be at the Infusion level on the Active spectrum, at the Adaptation level on the Collaborative spectrum, and so forth. With multiple observations, the TIM-O helps evaluators get a clear picture of the professional development needs of the teacher to support further technology integration.
Technology Comfort Measure (TCM) – The Technology Comfort Measure (TCM) is a thirty-five question self-assessment for teachers. The TCM presents teachers with a series of pairs of photographs depicting different ways of using technology in the classroom. For each pair, the teacher is asked to choose the scenario with which he or she is most comfortable. Each photograph depicts a different level and characteristic of integration as described by the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM). After completion, the teacher is presented with an approximate profile in terms of the TIM and suggestions for professional development.
Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org (Mathematics instructional videos)
The National Science Digital Library – http://nsdl.org/resources_for/k12_teachers/ (STEM resources)
NBC Learn – http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn - (Clips from NBC news archives)
PSB Learning Media – http://az.pbslearningmedia.org/ (Video clips from PBS programming)
Pics4Learning – http://www.pics4learning.com/ (Copyright-friendly image library for classroom use)
Thinkfinity- http://thinkfinity.org/in-the-classroom (Interactive and videos)
Intel Teach Tools – www.intel.com/teachers (Free online tools for teachers)
Teaching Channel - http://www.teachingchannel.org/ (Videos of classroom practices)
To: Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, and Ed Tech Leaders
From: Cathy Poplin, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology
Date: September 14, 2011
Re: Official End Date for Discovery Streaming through IDEAL
This is an update to the memo sent on September 1st informing you that Discovery Education Streaming would no longer be provided through the IDEAL education portal, www.ideal.azed.gov. Discovery Education Streaming will be available in IDEAL until the close of business on Friday, September 23, 2011.
You can go to www.discoveryeducation.com/arizona for information on how to continue subscribing to Discovery Education Streaming for your school(s) or you can contact Brad Hagaman of Discovery Education directly at 704-557-2446 or email@example.com. The Discovery Education team will also be reaching out to districts and charter schools around the state.