Educational Technology TPACK, shown below, is a useful model for educators as they begin to use digital tools and strategies to support teaching and learning. This model, developed by educational researchers Mishra and Kohler (2006), is designed around the idea that content (what you teach) and pedagogy (how you teach) must be the basis for any technology that you plan to use in your classroom to enhance learning. Diagram and explanation ©2012 by tpack.org. Reproduced by permission of the publisher. Digital Technologies Hub Whether you are an experienced maths or computer science teacher or not, we all need to look at our own practice critically to ensure that we have the technological (T), pedagogical (P) and content knowledge (CK) necessary to design great learning for our learners’ needs. The TPCK model is a simple way to think about this. As teachers, it is important to be able to reflect on our own practice as learners. The greatest gift we can give the learners in our classes is the understanding that learning is a continual process and to model what it means to be a great learner. Throughout the Hub, you will find examples of pedagogical practice, Digital Curriculum content knowledge and references to the use of technology. Once you have completed this self-assessment, you can approach improving your TPaCK level by exploring some of the exemplars to see technology, pedagogy and content knowledge in situ.
8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come. However, just as the original intentions for new technology often give way to innovative and unpredictable usage, we can never be sure if a twist is waiting for these rising stars. Measuring ICTE competence Measuring teacher ICTE competence Background for a graduating teacher In Australia, current policy is leading to a national registration process for teachers and so some national professional standards for beginning teachers have been developed. The Queensland College of Teachers has developed their own registration system and standards, using them since 2006. It is not clear how the two systems will align over the next year or so. There has been an expectation that teachers will use ICTs in learning or demonstrate ICT pedagogy since the 1980's when schools first began acquiring computers.
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A Guide for Bringing the SAMR Model to iPads When used effectively, iPads can develop thinkers and problem solvers. They can be used to transform learning inside and outside of the classroom, and offer limitless opportunities. Many educators are effectively integrating technology in the classroom using iPads to achieve the 4C’s, or “super skills,” that digital learners need to compete in our global society. But in order to do that, the focus has to shift from apps to content: that’s when true redefinition takes place. When my district rolled out our iPad initiative in 2012, teachers thought they needed specific apps for every content area.
Why do we need technology integration in education? Technology in education mirrors the fast-paced world we live in. In modern classrooms, it’s rare to find students all working on the same exact activity. Instead, today’s schools are technology-rich learning spaces that promote diverse activity. They’re abuzz with collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication, all thanks to technology. Ask an administrator about using technology in the workplace, and you might hear about edtech as a tool for going about the business of school. Digital Learning Futures TPACK Model Description from the project Resources and references provided by the teaching Teachers to the Future (TTF) project. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) conceptual framework espoused by Mishra and Koehler (2006), underpins much of the national directions for describing use of ICT in learning and for profesisonal work.
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What is an Infused Classroom? What is an Infused Classroom? Join the conversation about this post in our Facebook Group – with a community of amazing educators. In an Infused Classroom, the teaching and learning outcomes are the most important aspect, and technology simply enhances an already purposeful learning environment.