Technology has grown over the past decade in ways that many people could not begin to picture. It has become such an integral part of home and business life that teachers need to begin to implement technology in their classrooms in order to help students be prepared for the changing job market. Technology can be used to allow students to move forward at their own pace and can help make the material more accessible to all students. The types of technology used will vary depending on the age of the students and the subject matter being taught.
TEC Center: This website is dedicated to giving early childhood educators resources and ideas to use technology effectively in the classroom.
Does Technology Have a Place in the Early Childhood Education Classroom?: This article explores how technology is being used in classrooms and the ultimate impact of the technology.
The Role of Technology in Early Childhood Learning: This article outlines how to use technology to help your students to learn and grow.
The Effective Use of Computers with Young Children: This article explores how to use computers to effectively help preschool-age children to learn.
Assistive Technology for Preschool Children: Technology can help preschool students with motor impairments or other disabilities to learn and adapt at a young age.
Elementary Teachers' Use of Technology: This is an in-depth study of teachers using technology in elementary schools. It looks at the benefits and highlights the best ways to use technology effectively.
Elementary Education - There's an App for That: Communication Technology in the Elementary Classroom: Learn more about how technology has become a staple of the elementary classroom and read research that looks at how effective it is.
Rural Elementary School Teachers' Integration of Technology: Review a study that examines the challenges and benefits that rural teachers face in implementing technology in their classrooms.
Successful Technology Integration in an Elementary School: A Case Study: This case study demonstrates how one school effectively started using technology and gives examples of how you can use technology in your classroom.
Applying Computer Technology in the Elementary Classroom: Is It Really Necessary?: A quick look at the pros and cons of technology in the classroom with the reasons why it is so important and suggestions on how to help teachers begin to use it in the classroom.
Design Technology in the Elementary School: Learn more about how design technology can be used in the curriculum for elementary school students.
Technology Integration for Elementary Schools: A technology-integration specialist gives tips on how to use digital tools in elementary schools.
Implementation of Technology in an Elementary Mathematics Lesson: This paper discusses ways to implement technology to help you teach and expand your math curriculum.
Middle School Teachers' Understanding of Technology Integration: A study of how middle school teachers are beginning to use technology in their classrooms.
Usage of Instructional Technology in Teaching Middle School Social Studies: Learn how to use technology to help teach middle school social studies or history classes.
What Is the Best Technology to Put in a Middle School Classroom?: An MIT engineer gives suggestions on some technologies to use and the importance of educators in addition to technology.
Science Teaching Resources: This Smithsonian page includes apps and resources for use in conjunction with specific units for your class. The tools are broken down into specific units and topics.
Middle School Teachers and Principals' Perspective on Technology: Review a study of how middle school teachers and principals see the use of technology and pick up additional ideas on integrating technology in your middle school classroom.
Integrating Technology in Your Middle School Classroom: This paper delves into the requirements for effectively integrating technology into a middle school setting.
Information Technology for Middle School Girls: Learn how one school implemented a program to help middle school girls become more comfortable in learning about and using technology.
Technology Use in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom: This paper explores how to effectively implement technology in the mathematics curriculum and classroom in middle school.
The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools: Explore how digital tools are affecting student writing and how they are helping to increase tech-based learning, as well as the other ways they are affecting students.
Bridging the Gaps: A Case Study on the Implementation of Educational Technologies in High School: Learn the challenges one high school faced in implementing technology and the steps they took to
Challenges in Implementing Technology-Rich Curricular in High School Biology Materials: This article looks at the efforts of several different teachers in implementing technology in science classrooms.
Implementation of the National Education Technology Standards in Rhode Island Public High Schools: This paper looks at how Rhode Island has worked to apply the technology standards
Implementation and Evaluation of Technology-Based Multimedia Instruction Materials in Mathematics: Learn some ideas to help you effectively use technology in a high school math class.
Implementation of Interactive Whiteboards in High School: Explore how one high school teacher effectively began using an interactive whiteboard. You can use some of his strategies in your classroom.
Integrating Cell Phones as Technology in High School English Classrooms: This paper gives suggestions on different things an English teacher can do to use technology that the students already have in the classroom.
Integrating Technology into Teaching Education Programs: Lessons from the Teaching Teleapprenticeships Project: This study examines how technology is being used in higher education classrooms to help with teacher training.
Integration Technology in Our Classrooms: A Divisive Issue: Review the process that NYU has gone through in implementing technology and setting goals for students.
Using Technology as a Learning Tool: Learn how the younger generation uses technology and the challenges that higher education institutions are facing
Technology Implementation Plan: Study this five-year plan for one college to implement technology in each classroom through a combination of modernization of the curriculum and campus.
Technology Comes to College: This examines the benefits and downsides of using technology in college classrooms and gives suggestions on the best ways to introduce technology to the classroom.
Six Factors to Consider When Planning Online Distance Education: One of the ways technology has changed college classrooms is opening up opportunities for distance learning. Learn how to implement this effectively.
Technology and the Future of Community Colleges: This study looks at how technology is impacting community colleges and how it can benefit them. It looks at several different types of technology.
Implementing AV Technology in the Classroom: This outlines how to effectively use AV technology in a college classroom. It gives specific examples.