Instructional Technology


Advances in technology have changed the way students live, play, and learn. Now more than ever, Florida educators use their ingenuity to adapt to both the ever-changing technology and the needs of today’s students. In many cases, educators are preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist. This is a formidable challenge; however, by teaching students essential 21st century skills through the merging of effective technology tools and best practices of instruction, transformative teaching is happening in Florida schools.

Resources

While the Florida Department of Education does not officially endorse any specific technology standards or models of teaching with technology, the resources provided are made available to assist educators and administrators with the facilitation of technology integration into classrooms, schools, and school districts.

Organizations

Standards and Best Practices

Professional Development

Florida Department of Education Resources

Standards and Technology Matrices for ELA

The purpose of the matrices below is to match up pertinent technology tools useful in instruction for specific, technology-related ELA standards. All ELA standards are not included. These tools are mentioned as suggestions and not requirements for teaching these or any other standards.

Technology Toolkits

Monthly Updates

Webinars

Technology Integration Professional Development

Contact Information

April Drennan
Instructional Technologist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-5153
April.Drennan@fldoe.org

Ashley Palelis
Computer Science Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9323
Ashley.Palelis@fldoe.org