An important aspect of effective use of new technologies in the classroom is making sure that the educator is using the proper tool for the task at hand. This notion of "the right tool for the job" relates to the concept of "appropriate technology" in the education setting as well as "differentiation": technologies are serving the varied needs of different learners. "Strategies" in sense used here embraces the understanding that the teacher has certain learning objectives in mind, and is making conscious plans to meet those strategies. Effective plans or strategies must be achievable, and so also relate to the TPCK model, where the teacher's technology knowledge and skills, self-efficacy with technology, pedagogical preferences, and school culture and resources also must be kept in mind.

Technology Integration Matrix: From the University of South Florida. One dimension of the matrix refers to levels of integration, or the degree to which new technologies are part of the learning process. The other dimension describes the learning environment, which roughly corresponds to the role of the learner in the learning activity.

Roblyer and Doering have a chart of different strategies based on learning objectives. Click here to view a copy of their grid.