Coming full circle – TIP Model

Wiencke and Roblyer (2004) describe the TIP model as a planning tool designed to give teachers a methodical process or path in order to meet the challenges of integrating technology into teaching.   Through a five step process teachers ensure their technologies are purposeful in meeting objectives or students’ needs and are effective and efficient.

Mike Wheadon has tweaked the design in order to have the objectives and assessment at the top of the model.  Essentially these changes align with Wiggins and McTighe’s (2005) Backward Mapping in bringing to the forefront the notion of starting with the desired results followed by establishing the assessment evidence we will use to confirm student learning.

Wheadon’s TIP model allows you to start with the objectives and the assessment and progress through the various stages in order to assess if the integration of a proposed ICT is appropriate. Whilst I have not utilised this model before I have used Wiggins and McTighe’s Backward Mapping.  I believe the TIP model will certainly assist me during prac to establish I have integrated meaningful, purposeful and effective ICTs into my lesson plans.


Dinneen, P. & Majerus, L. (2011). Backward mapping. Retrieved from

Wiggins, G. and J. McTighe. (2005). Understanding by Design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.

Wheadon, M. (2011). The Technology Integration Process Model. Here they are. Retrieved from


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