TPACK videos: A few new ones

by | Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I have come across some new TPACK related videos/podcasts (either on youtube or elsewhere) that I feel may be worth sharing.

The first of them came as an email from Matt Townsley. He pointed me to these two videos by Janet Bowers of San Diego State University. In these two videos, as the description says,

In Janet’s Math 241 class, students learn the Geometer Sketchpad Software. All the students are prospective high school math teachers. In this 1st design iteration, she uses the TPCK (Technology, Pedagogy, Content Knowledge) framework to understand how technology can best be used to teach math.

Three quick points. First, and somewhat peripheral to TPACK is something Dr. Bowers mentions towards the beginning of the video. She says that this course she was discussing was a face to face course that she had previously taught online. This made me pause, mainly because, this is the opposite of what most people (myself included) experience. Most of us transition from face to face to online, rather than the other way around. In some powerful way, Dr. Bower’s experience shows us just how mainstream online teaching has become.

Second, I think that the pedagogical strategy used by Dr. Bowers is something that others can learn from. I had blogged recently about courses that directly utilize the TPACK framework (see university courses that utilize the TPACK framework) and this may be one more to add to the list.

Third, and finally, I found some of the examples that Dr. Bowers showed to be quite powerful – though due to, understandable, constraints of time I did not get the level of detail I would have liked. The video essentially just whetted my appetite to learn more.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″][/youtube]

[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″][/youtube]

The next set of videos comes from Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura. He has a series of video-podcasts that can be accessed either through his blog or by going to iTunesU. The first video podcast introduces the TPACK framework along with is own SAMR framework. More recent ones delve into specific technologies (such as Google Maps) and content areas (such as chemistry).

A few randomly selected blog posts…

A Socio-cultural Perspective on Creativity,  Tech & Ed

A Socio-cultural Perspective on Creativity, Tech & Ed

Almost exactly a year ago Danah Henriksen, Carolina Torrejon Capurro and I submitted a chapter for the second edition of the book Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research and Practice edited by Jonathan Plucker. Given the time that had elapsed, since we had written...

Miami / Globe Video Update

Miami / Globe Video Update

I had posted earlier about the work our design initiatives team is involved with at Miami Junior-Senior High School. Essentially the entire faculty and leadership at the school have taken on the challenge of re-imagining the 7/8 curriculum through an integrated...

21st century learning, TPACK and other fun stuff

I have been invited to participate in the 2014 Educational Technology Summit: Empowering Educators to Enhance Student Learning in the Digital Era. This conference is being organized by Common Sense Media, Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, & the LEAD Commission. I...

ON@TCC: Do not toss aside lightly…

One Night at the Call Center is the second novel by Chetan Bhagat. I picked it up from the library, since I had read nice things about it on some website somewhere. What a tragic waste of time. This is a terrible novel - maybe the worst I have read in a long, long...

Postdictable, the commercials

I had written earlier about the idea of "postdictable" which was defined as something that is "surprising initially, but then understandable with a bit of thought." It lies at the spot between predictability and total chaos. The movie Sixth Sense is postdictable in...

Solving the rubik cube, blindfolded

A YouTube video of Soham solving the rubic cube blindfolded! [youtube width="425" height="355"][/youtube] [Thanks for Michael Gondry for the idea.]

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...

Research to practice : 3 articles

Matt Koehler and I are co-editors for an ongoing series of articles "From Research to Practice" for Education Matters, an educational magazine published by Educational Technology & Management Academy (ETMA). ETMA is non-profit organization based in New Delhi...

Visualizing periodic tables (What not to do)

Sean Nash (of Nashworld) sent me a link to A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods of Management. This is a very cool looking representation developed by Ralph Lengler & Martin Eppler at the Institute of Corporate Communication at the University of Lugano,...

1 Comment

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *