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  • 1. Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge: Rethinking the Role of Technology in K-12 Classrooms
    Lara Ervin, M.A.
    Presented to San Jose State University
    Elementary Education Faculty
    January 24, 2011
  • 2. Faculty Will Be Able To:
    Content Objectives:
    Language Objectives:
    Anonymously write ideas about how K-8 teachers should use technology in the classroom, to be shared aloud.
    View and reflect on a video about the 21st Century world.
    Participate in a presentation about the theory of TPACK.
    Work with a group, examining suggestions for ways to incorporate technology in content areas, discuss how these ideas could be used in courses taught in the department.
    Build knowledge about technology use in K-8 classrooms.
    Examine reasons for developing teacher candidate knowledge in use of technology in the classroom.
    Compare a theory for technology integration (TPACK) with own conceptions of how technology is used in the classroom.
    Determine possible applications for how technology could be integrated into courses taught in the department.
  • 3. Agenda:
    Surfacing Assumptions
    Did You Know 2.0
    TPACK Overview and Examples
    Small Group Discussion: Technology in Our Classrooms
  • 4. Surfacing Assumptions (Part 1)
    At your table, you will find a large index card.
    DO NOT write your name on it.
    Consider what role you believe technology plays in K-8 classrooms.
    Write one sentence about how you think technology should be used in K-8 classrooms.
    When you are finished, give Lara your card.
  • 5. Surfacing Assumptions (Part 2)
    Lara will pass back cards randomly.
    Please let her know if you have your own card.
    We will verbally share out the sentence written on our card.
    Please pause after each person reads to consider what was read.
  • 6. As we watch the following video from*, consider the implications for K-8 classrooms
    * If there is time and interest at the end of the presentation, I will show you TeacherTube.
  • 7. Did You Know?
    On this slide, link either 2.0:
    Or 3.0 :
    Based on what you think your audience would connect with.
  • 8. Revisit the Index Card
    On the card in front of you, add one sentence on either of the following:
    What idea, fact or concept struck you the most?
    What do you think the implications of this video are for K-8 teachers?
  • 9. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: An Overview
    Harris, Mishra and Koehler, 2004
    Reframed, 2009
  • 10. Essentials of the Theory
    Based on Shulman’s Pedagogical Content Knowledge Theory (1986)
    Not a technocentric theory
    Considers multiple definitions of “technology”
  • 11. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (Koehler & Mishra 2008)
  • 12. Technology as a Tool
    Within the theory, technology is never the centerpiece of the lesson plan.
    Planning with TPACK:
    What is your objective?
    What content considerations do you have?
    What is a pedagogically appropriate approach?
    What is the best tool for your lesson?
  • 13. Student Creation from 103:
    Students were instructed to create a video about culture in the classroom based on what we learned in class.
    Students were creating and analyzing key ideas.
  • 14. Revisit the Index Card
    How might the TPACK theory impact your ideas around what technology should look like in K-8 classrooms?
    What are your reactions or ideas about the theory?
  • 15. Group Examination of TPACK
    Select 2 or 3 colleagues with whom you share topics or content. (i.e. teaching assignment or content area)
    Review the Activity Type charts in the packet.
    Which would be appropriate for your content?
    Which might you like to try?
  • 16. Table 1: Knowledge Building Activity Types
  • 17. Table 2: Convergent Knowledge Expression Activity Types
  • 18. Table 3: Written Divergent Knowledge Expression Activity Types
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  • 22. Next Steps….
    On the index card in front of you, please let us know…
    What direction you would like this discussion to take as a group/department.
    What you personally would like to do as a next step in exploring technology in the classroom.
    This entry will NOT be read to the group. Please include your name if you want personal assistance.
  • 23. Thank You for your participation!
    If you should have any questions, comments, concerns or coffee… please feel free to email me!