Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 11 PLE Post


Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge

PK(Pedagogical Knowledge is knowing how to teach.)

CK(Content Knowledge is knowing the facts about a particular subject.)

TK(Technological Knowledge is knowing about different technologies and how to use and apply them.)

The TPACK method uses all three knowledges at once for a dynamic learning experience. For example, since taking the IP&T287 class, I have been able to incorporate different technologies into lesson plans. My favorite one included the use of Stellerium, downloaded for free, which taught the phases of the moon. This is an important content standard for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Representations of different technologies include technological, visual, auditory, dynamic, and multimodal. This semester my two favorite dynamic learning technology representations are Stellarium, as stated above, and Google Earth. Both of which have motivated both myself and my two children to learn more about the planet we live on and beyond.

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