Getting it Together!

This week we to were look at TPACk2, TIM and SAMR and try to make sense of what these are all about and how they fit into the focus of what we are doing in this class.

Here is what my thoughts were:

TPACK2–These are forms of knowledge that teachers have and how all three of them are interconnected. I would think we want to strive for the middle—Masterful 21st century classroom focused on essential learnings—good learning theory and supported by technology. I had a chuckle as I thought about those who I teach with—they are in every section of this diagram—now how do I and they move more toward the center? I think I found myself in Modern/limited or Exciting/disconnected. I hope there are strategies to move us inward associated with this diagram—where the educator dynamically integrates all three knowledge domains (as in the 2nd diagram). I see the TPACK2 as the big picture.

TIM–like Jane I see this as big rubric in which to evaluate the level of integration into the classroom. I agree with Jane this would be a great self-evaluation tool for a lesson. What IF this also became a part of a teacher evaluation? WSD does a great job I think with evaluation allowing us to grow and to coach. Wonder if the principal could motivate us to move closer to the center by evaluating where our lessons fall on this rubric. I thought it was really cool to see lesson plan examples. I think I could look at these lesson plans all day from both Florida and Arizona.

SAMR—this is about how technology is used in the classroom—whether we are just substituting a 21th century method for a 20th century method or if the way we think/learn has been redesigned by using technology. I think this is something that you work your way up to—starting with the substituting—feeling the comfort and then daring to go farther.

All in all these are instructional practices which show us how to approach technology integration.

Watching these lessons are a great way for me to see where students and teachers fit into this matrix.



About kreiber

Media/Tech Specialist, loves middle school students, techy, reader, life-long learner who needs a place to keep all the great books she reads and wants to share with others and a proud mom!
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