In this model, we learned about technology integration and transformative learning.
We learned that technology integration is the use of technology resources such as the internet, smart phones, tablets, computers, digital cameras, smart boards, social media platforms/networks, and software.
Three steps to integrating technology that stood out for me was
· Determine what technology that is available for integrating in and out of a classroom for both the teacher and the students.
· Determine the cost of integration.
· Determine if technology will actually improve the lesson or activities.
Transformative learning allows the learner to use frameworks from their conventional learning to construct and reconstruct personal meaning. It uses task-oriented problem solving and or cause effect relationship to focus and construct meaning for the individual.
While I think that transformative learning is important in the education field it also important to remember that students need a basic framework to begin with to be able to construct and reconstruct meaning.
While most of my assignments will be hands on activates such as painting, drawing, and mixed media, my students will also be utilizing technology to research information's about different types of art, and they will be learning digital photography and editing, 3D art, 3D printing and many other things depending on budgeting.