Arizona’s definition for fully integration technology is “LEAs who have embedded appropriate technology to support student learning across all curricular areas.”
The U. S. Department of Education requires states to report the number of LEAs who have fully integrated technology, which is one of the three goals of the Title II-D Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) legislation. To meet this requirement, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has developed the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix – LEA Level (ATIM – LEA Level), which can help schools and/or districts in identifying how fully technology is currently being integrated at an institutional level. If you have any questions about the ATIM – LEA Level, please contact Cathy Poplin at Cathy.Poplin@azed.gov.
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.
- Arizona Technology Integration Matrix – LEA Level (MS Word document)