Professional development requires more than just heading into work every day and checking the necessary boxes on daily activities. Teachers need to have background information and professional support, and access to industry news, standards, and trends to make the most out of their time in the classroom. Can you imagine arriving at school to teach all of your classes with no inkling of a lesson plan? The same goes for technology integration - you need to do your homework before you can successfully integrate the technology into your classroom. Many teachers have to do all of this “back end” integration stuff (finding the right tools, learning how to use them, figuring out how they’ll work with the material that needs to be taught) in their own time, which isn’t always plentiful. As a result, many teachers decide to just not bother using the technology available to them, rather than wasting time with an unsupported, underplanned and unsuccessful integration. The handy infographic below takes a look at how integrating technology has had a proven impact on students. Keep reading to learn more.