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At the start of my journey, TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical And Content Knowledge) was something that truly felt brand new. I wasn't sure at first where each of these ideas could intersect to fit in with my curriculum and meet the needs of my students. As someone well versed in technology use in the classroom, I did not want to just add in another technology piece just for the sake of having it. I didn't want my students doing busy work, I wanted them engaged and learning so my choices were always reflective of my desire to close the achievement gap.
Throughout my time in the Innovative Learning program, I have been able to expand on my own content knowledge to include digital tools designed to meet the needs of my students. Additionally, I have been able to add to my tool box of resources. In my own classroom, I consistently turn to sites such as; Prodigy, Khan Academy, Google Docs, Nearpod, Padlet, FlipGrid, iCivics and EdPuzzle to support my instruction. This allows for my students to expand their understanding through transliteracy; just one more way to close the gap.