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What is TPACK?

September 27th, 2014 No Comments

TPACK is an acronym for Technology, Pedagogy, & Content Knowledge blended together to successfully integrate technology into learning. On the TPACK website (listed below), there is an awesome illustration of a flow chart that allows visual learners, and skimmers, to grasp the concept at-a-glance.

http://activitytypes.wmwikis.net/file/view/HarrisHofer-TPACKActivityTypes.pdf

            http://activitytypes.wmwikis.net/file/view/HarrisHofer-TPACKActivityTypes.pdf

 

So… Why post something we already know we should be doing in the classroom? EASY! This website is full of taxonomy based activities divided by, not only content, but taxonomy levels! I love when other educators make it easy for me to find and use research based methods that are organized by my students needs!

According to TPACK,

“…planning a particular learning event can be described as the end result of five basic instructional decisions:• Choosing learning goals Making practical pedagogical decisions about the nature of the learning experience • Selecting and sequencing appropriate activity types to combine to form the learning experience • Selecting formative and summative assessment strategies that will reveal what and how well students are learning • Selecting tools and resources that will best help students to benefit from the learning experience being planned…”

 

When you first go to the website you will see:

http://activitytypes.wm.edu/

http://activitytypes.wm.edu/

The site is fairly easy to navigate and appears to be updated often! For me, the most useful tools were locating the pdf under my content that held various strategies aligned to taxonomy levels. It was in chart form and looked like this:

http://activitytypes.wm.edu/SocialStudies.html

http://activitytypes.wm.edu/SocialStudies.html

 

Learn more about TPACK here:

http://activitytypes.wm.edu/

 

 Reference:

Harris, J., & Hofer, M. (2009). Instructional planning activity types as vehicles for curriculum-based

TPACK development. In C. D. Maddux, (Ed.). Research highlights in technology and teacher

education 2009 (pp. 99-108). Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology in

Teacher Education (SITE).

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