TPACK Ambigram

by | Monday, March 02, 2009

I have been wanting to create a TPACK ambigram for a while now… what would be better than combining my two greatest loves – technology integration in teaching WITH ambigrams!

Finally after some subtle prodding by Matt Koehler I have finally done so. This is a reflection ambigram i.e. it would read the same when you hold it up to a mirror. Of course this makes it ideal for a t-shirt design (which I guess is the next step). To ensure that you do hold it up against a mirror I have placed some text below the image that is already reflected (nudge, nudge… ). Enjoy.

A few randomly selected blog posts…

Research conduct: The movie

From Ken Friedman & the PhD Design listserv: The current issue of The Scientist has a story on an interactive film that helps research students and early career researchers to understand and navigate the perils of research misconduct. Highlights: "The Lab is a...

Why blog

Andrew Sullivan is one of my favorite bloggers, not because I agree with all that he says there is a certain sensibility that emerges as you follow his blog for a while that appeals to me. He has a great piece in The Atlantic Monthly titled Why I blog?. Speaking of...

Emailing a plagiarist

I am sending the following email to David Jiles, Ph.D. whose plagiarism I have documented in this posting: David Jiles, Ph.D., Creativity Expert, Plagiarist. The email is as follows: Dear Dr. Jiles -- I have some questions and concerns about your book "Creativity and...

TPACK Newsletter #24, August 2015

TPACK Newsletter, Issue #24: August 2015 Welcome to the twenty-fourth edition of the (approximately bimonthly) TPACK Newsletter! TPACK work is continuing worldwide. This document contains recent updates to that work that we hope will be interesting and useful to you,...

Using eclipses to see

Let me start with two questions: First, what is the shape of the Earth? And two, what shapes does the sun cast on the ground when filtered through the leaves of a tree? Of course we know the answer to the first question. The pictures from space show clearly this...

Summer Institute for Superintendents, presentation

I was recently invited to present at the 2009 Summer Institute for Superintendents at the beautiful  Crystal Mountain Conference Center in Thompsonville, Michigan. The yearly institute, which began in 1999, is co-sponsored by the MSU College of Education and the...

On finding the right (parking) spot

I had posted earlier about a "virtual speed bump" a visual illusion that make drivers think that they were approaching a speed bump when in actuality it was just a design cleverly painted on the ground. Now here's another one: Directions in a car park... As the...

Pi(e) day, 2019

Pi(e) day, 2019

A design created in celebration of Pi-day, 2019. (More context about the day here and more about the number itself here). As always, the OofSI team celebrates Pi(e) day by offering a selection of Pi(e)'s - exactly at 1:59 PM. Totally irrational I know! Apart from...

Innovation in hybrid/blended doctoral courses

The July 2014 issue of Tech Trends has two articles co-authored by me. The first is part of our ongoing series of articles on Rethinking technology and creativity in the 21st century (you can find the more recent article here and the complete series here). The other...


  1. Peter Le Roux

    Dear Professor

    I loved the first article I read on TPACK. I was especially stimulated by the issue of classroom practices needing to be constructed as foundational disciplines and then as cross-curricular think tanks. I have downloaded another five of your PDF articles for reading in the vacation. I would love a referral to a site where I can download more of them. Thanks for the great work. The best part about it is that it understands that school units were always supposed to be about the teaching of our subjects as beautiful, living entities. Pet e

  2. Punya Mishra

    Sean, I think we are coming up with a cafe-press account… will post it onto the blog when that is done. We will not be making any money off it (as I had mentioned in my previous note).

  3. Punya Mishra

    Thanks. I think the next step is to set up a cafe-press account and price it at cost – and let people make their own, if they want. We already have a design for a TPACK button (modeled on the Got Milk campaign – even has the same typeface). That’s the one on the front page of my website. Just need some time!

  4. Sean Nash

    Oh yeah… this is quite- quite good!


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