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Technology Integration in K-12 Instruction

INTRODUCTION A cloud of axioms surrounds the gamut of modern K-12 instruction with the focus on technology and integration of technologies into education.Buzz words like “One to One”, “BYOD” and “Student Centric Learning” permeate the fabric of educational institutions and governances, prompting the need for expanded pedagogical knowledge on the part of teachers and school administrators in order to better facilitate a growing technological culture (Donovan, Green, Hansen, 2011; Leer, Ivanov, 2013).This technology explosion, while providing expansive benefits and opportunities, is not without its barriers, dangers, and even difficulties.Often, because of the enormous push to facilitate new and emerging technologies, educators are left with a high level of apprehension due to the lack of professional development, technical support, and initial cognizant knowledge of these new devices or applications (Pritchett, Pritchett, Wohleb, 2013). Gordon Moore predicted in 1965 that the speed and …