Integrating Technologies - Meaningfully!
Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives.
Strictly speaking, as you can see from the Wikipedia definition above, a technology is a tool. Development of technologies goes back hundreds of thousands of years, beginning with the ability to control fire, then the invention of the wheel. Later, there came technologies devoted to agriculture, the printing press, the telephone, and later, the Internet.
Today, when we hear the word "technology" we usually think of computers and the Internet - especially apps. At 21st Century Schools we have a view of integrating technologies into the curriculum that includes, but goes beyond, computers, apps and the Internet. We also recommend integrating the following tools, strategies and activities into a holistic, balanced curriculum. By clicking on the links below you will find some examples of how these technologies can and should be integrated into the curriculum: