Technology Integration Planning Model (TIP)

The TIP (Technology Integration Planning Model) is yet another framework that aims to assist teachers (especially those new to technology) to ‘integrate’ ICTs into their teaching and learning experiences for children. TIP seems to be the hot topic for this week and several of my fellow students have blogged about it already. Thanks Leah and Kelly for your insightful TIP posts.

So here are my efforts towards a quick rundown of the five phases of TIP based on my understanding so far,

Phase 1: Relative Advantage – Is a technology based solution the best way for students to address the problem that has been set?

Phase 2: Objectives and Assessment – Is a technology based assessment the best way for students to achieve success?

Phase 3: Integration Strategies – Do teaching activities that incorporate technology ‘enhance’ student learning?

Phase 4: Instructional Environment – Where will the planned activity take place? What technology is the best fit for both the activity and the environment?

Phase 5: Evaluation and Revision – Were the planned activities successful? Did the students meet the desired outcomes? What could be improved next time?

A concise overview and visual adaptation of the TIP framework can be found here at Mark Wheadon’s WordPress blog.

I like the TIP model, it makes sense and feels achievable. With teaching prac looming it’s time to put TIP to the test… Lesson planning, implementation and reflection here I come…


Wheadon, M. (2011,September 26). The Technology Integration Model [Web log comment]. Retrieved from