What is TPACK?
I have had the pleasure of digging deeper and trying to make better sense of the design idea and the relationship between technological knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and content knowledge. TPACK encompasses these three components. But what is it?
Adding technology components and UNDERSTANDING WHY WE ARE ADDING WHAT WE ARE ADDING, is essential and equates to students becoming engaged in their own learning. Technology in the classroom needs to be understood by the teacher - why is this being used, how are we using it, where can it make a difference, and what age group is the technology intended for? In my fairly new understanding of TPACK, I would love to share my knowledge with fellow teachers at my schools - at least begin a discussion about this important model - and share ideas, successes and flops. I also want to pull in our students! They know so much and have intimate details about what tech tools they use, what keeps them engaged, and where they feel successful. We always need this opportunity to learn from each other.