In education, instructional technology is “the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for the learning,” according to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology Committee.
Matt Miller wrote a book titled, “Tech Like a Pirate: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable, (2020).” His words perfectly describe what Instructional Technology should be in the classroom. 
- Visit K12academics for more about the theories and practices of Educational Technology.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards are the standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age and are widely recognized and adopted worldwide. ISTE has developed a set of standards for students, educators, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators. The ISTE Standards set a standard of excellence and best practices in learning, teaching, and leading with technology education.
- The ISTE Standards for Students link provides a downloadable PDF of the standards and the following lecture provides an overview of the ISTE Standards.
- Seels, B. B. & Richey, R. C. (1994). Instructional technology: The definition and domains of the field. Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. ↵
- Miller, M. (2020). Tech Like a Pirate: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable. San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. ↵