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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. The circles in the TPACK diagram represent content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and technical knowledge. The areas where the circles overlap — where the three kinds of knowledge combine — can be explained as follows: Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) is the knowledge that teachers have about their content and the knowledge that they have about how teach that specific content. Learn more To learn more about the TPACK model, follow the links below: References Mishra, P., & Koehler, M.

http://www.rt3nc.org/edtech/the-tpack-model/

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The TPACK Framework Explained (With Classroom Examples) TPACK is a technology integration framework that identifies three types of knowledge instructors need to combine for successful edtech integration—technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (a.k.a. TPACK). While TPACK is often compared with the SAMR Model, they are very different in scope. Later, we'll take a look at the differences of these frameworks in more depth.

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SAMR: A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration The biggest obstacle to teaching online probably isn’t the technology. Teachers seek out educational technology, in fact, because it “can have considerable positive impacts on student performance,” according to a 2016 study—improving test scores and allowing teachers to assess student achievement more efficiently. The big problem is how to integrate it: Beyond the sheer number of tech tools available, the same researchers identified “inadequate professional development and training” as the primary obstacle to using technology productively in classrooms. Understandably, the emergence of the coronavirus has dramatically accelerated the process of integrating edtech, as educators around the country race to get online as fast as they can.

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Integrating Technology with Bloom’s Taxonomy - Teach Online Creating authentic learning experiences for students is an essential element in online course delivery. Through recent discussion instructors have inquired “How do we provide meaningful learning experiences for students using tools that are intrinsically motivating?” 2 Questions as such imply the need to provide instructors with “. . . innovative ways of integrating technology that encourage higher-order thinking skills.” 2 Research indicates that “Today’s students, regardless of demographics, have shown an interest in digital opportunities to learn, and the range of Web 2.0 tools that make collaboration, innovation, and individual exploration possible is incredible.” 2 Practitioners within the field of education have thought of unique ways to connect digital tools with the framework of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, which has led to the emergence of a Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Infographic Credit: Ron Carranza

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