Teacher Knowledge for Technology Integration: TPACK

Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand… what he learns and the way he understands it.
-- Soren Kierkegaard


  • Information ecologies chapters
  • Information ecologies and constructive critiques - what did you find?
    • ecologies are much more complex than what you might see on the surface
    • it takes a lot of planning on the part of the teacher (and administrators) to effectively integrate technology


  • Overview of TPACK
  • What are the implications for technology integration, professional development, etc.?
    • One size fits all ed tech PD probably won't work (or at least break into groups by content area)
    • Necessity for collaboration for planning, facilitation, etc.
    • Need to avoid functional fixedness
    • Planning is really important - need to try things out
    • Challenges are inevitable - need for reflective practice
    • Can't ignore the context - impact of technology entering the ecology
    • Assumes P and C knowledge
  • What questions remained unanswered?


  • The TPACK game - round 1
    • Reactions?
      • Some things naturally didn't work
      • Might expand possiblities
      • Collaborating makes you think of new ideas
What's missing in relation to TPACK?
  • Hofer & Swan (2006) and Hofer & Swan (2008) case studies
    • Implications for TPACK?