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TPACK and Technology: What Does It Mean to Use Ed Tech?

This is the fourth post in a series related to TPACK. The power of TPACK (Koehler & Mishra, 2009) is that it advances Shulman’s (1986, 1987) work into the 21st century because of its technology component. We know that “good” teaching requires the blending of content knowledge with effective pedagogical skills. However, in our “Age of Technology,” we must consider ...

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TPACK and You – Part 1: An Overview

This blog is the first in a series that will discuss TPACK and offer ideas for using it. With these blogs, my goal is to capture teachers, researchers, and instructional coaches in a discussion that uses TPACK as a platform for effective classroom teaching. In this post, I offer information about TPACK’s background with the purpose of building a foundational ...

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The Missing Link: Training the Teachers to Use Tablet Technology

Being in the field of educational apps is exciting and I continually learn new facts. However, one of the most alarming ones that I am finding is how teachers learn about tablets and educational apps. In a 2014 report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they surveyed over 3,100 teachers and found that teachers learn about instructional technology “primarily ...

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