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EdTech Pedagogy


SAMR Model and TPACK:


"At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). The TPACK approach goes beyond seeing these three knowledge bases in isolation. TPACK also emphasizes the new kinds of knowledge that lie at the intersections between them, representing four more knowledge bases teachers applicable to teaching with technology: Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Technological Content Knowledge (TCK), Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and the intersection of all three circles, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK).

Effective technology integration for pedagogy around specific subject matter requires developing sensitivity to the dynamic, transactional relationship between these components of knowledge situated in unique contexts. Individual teachers, grade-level, school-specific factors, demographics, culture, and other factors ensure that every situation is unique, and no single combination of content, technology, and pedagogy will apply for every teacher, every course, or every view of teaching."

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Key Thoughts:

  • Student–centered learning
  • Disruptive learning
  • 4 C's: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication
  • Technology–infused
  • Learning Spaces
  • Blended Learning
  • Innovation
  • Authentic, real–world
  • Global connections
  • Project Based and Problem Based Learning (Challenge Based Learning)
  • STEM and STEAM
  • Maker Spaces and Fab Labs
  • Augmented Reality
  • Grant Wiggins' "Understanding by Design" (backwards design, essential questions, understanding)
  • Common Core and technology
  • Any time, any place—learning 24/7
  • Risk Taking—Celebrate Failure