TPACK ensures that teachers are using technology appropriately and effectively to ensure student learning in the content areas. Here is a brief explanation of the TPACK model.
My journey began when I realized the future of education needed to keep up with the ever changing world. This meant how we teach and how kids learn. Technology is going to play a huge role in the future of education. The students live in and communicate in a digital world. It would not be fair to the students not to use technology or use it in limited ways. My effectiveness as a teacher would be limited if I wasn’t committed to learning and implementing technology through models like the TPACK.
Getting to know the TPACK model has made me realize that there is no substitute for great teaching, getting to know your students or content knowledge. Technology is the piece in the TPACK model that is ever changing. I was using technology in the classroom pretty much every day but this program has shown me how to use it to foster creativity and getting to the "sweet spot on the TPAC". Prior to this program I was using it more as a tool and management system. Now I am blogging and vlogging with the kids not only about what they learned but giving feedback to each other during the learning process.