Active Learning, Transformation Level
Extensive and unconventional use of tools
Students. Students have options on how and why to use different technology tools for higher-order thinking tasks. They often use tools in unconventional ways and the technology itself becomes an invisible part of the learning.
Teacher. The teacher serves as a guide, mentor, and model in the use of technology. The teacher encourages and supports the active engagement of students with technology resources. The teacher facilitates lessons in which students are engaged in higher-order learning activities that may not have been possible without the use of technology tools. The teacher helps students locate appropriate resources to support student choices.
Setting. The arrangement of the setting is flexible and varied, allowing different kinds of self-directed learning activities supported by various technologies, including robust access to online resources for all students simultaneously.