What is TPACK?
I feel, as an educator, it is important to know where you are on the TPACK journey. Another great resource, or good reflection piece, is the SAMR model. This model allows you to evaluate where you are in the process of adding technology to your classroom. It's a step ladder model starting at the bottom with substitution (teachers who use technology as a direct tool), augmentation (teachers who use technology tool as a direct tool substitution with some functional improvement), modification (teachers begin to redesign tasks through technology), and lastly, redefinition (teacher uses technology to allow for creation of new tasks). The bottom part of the ladder uses technology to enhance, whereas, if you fall in the top part of the ladder you are using technology to transform learning. Consider where you are in this model and ask yourself if you can make some change to move up the ladder. When I evaluated myself using SAMR I was surprised to find out that I was only at the augmentation level. That's when I started my action research and made a change for my students.