The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) was developed to guide the complex task of evaluating technology integration in the classroom. It provides a common vocabulary for pedagogically sound technology integration for teachers, school leaders, coaches, researchers, evaluators, and professional development facilitators. The theoretical framework of the TIM is based on constructivist learning theory and research related to teacher practice. In contrast to other models for technology integration, the TIM is designed to evaluate a lesson, as opposed to rating a teacher or judging a discrete task.
TIM provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning. The TIM contains five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments:
These characteristics are associated with five levels of technology integration: entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation. Together, the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments and five levels of technology integration create a matrix of 25 cells. Within each cell of the Matrix, one will find two lesson plans with a short video of each lesson. In each cell, descriptors are defined for teachers, students, and the institution. Each lesson is designed to show the integration of technology in instruction and classrooms.
This resource has been developed by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) in 2005, the TIM is now in its third edition (2019).