TPCK is a educational framework that I will be working with throughout the next year. It involves using technology, teacher's pedagogy and content in order for students to get the "whole" instruction. Being introduced to it I had mixed feelings. I did not know how to use it and had no idea of how it would help me apply it into my everyday instructions. I found it challenging for me to use because I don't think I have had enough training of how to use it. Therefore, I think that when I will be working with TPCK there will be times that I might mess up and do something not the right way. However, just like students, teachers make mistakes and I will be willing to learn from them.
I believe that great teachers are not afraid of learning new ideas and are constantly are looking of ways to incorporate those ideas into their classrooms. Even thought I am a beginning teacher, I have my philosophy of teaching and I understand the ways children learn best. I think that by using technology to teach and support the content is a great way to motivate the students and get them more excited about learning. Furthermore, in order to do this teachers need to support students throughout the learning process by incorporating strategies that help students understand ideas. Therefore, by using TPCK I will be able to make sure that everything is covered and that I am not missing any impor components of teaching.
Judy Willis video was interesting and helpful to learn about technology strategies that teachers can use, as well as the importance of letting students explore technology in the classroom. In Salman Khan video, he discussed how educational videos can supplement students learning and how the videos can be accessed at any time, as many times you want; without anyone's interruption. Jane McGonigal talked about how video gaming can be used in helping students learn. I picked "Digital Youth Portrait: Jaylenthis video because I believe that not only other educators, but also students can really relate to this video and find it interesting. I could show this in my classroom and help students understand how they can combine their interest with school related content. Jaylen is one of the students who participates in his school social network called "Remix World". By using this technology source he gets to work on his creative identity. Jaylen is very passionate about using technology in everything he does, including most of his schoolwork. He is only twelve years old, but already very precise in what he does. In future, he is planning on continuing his education in technology and maybe becoming a cartoonist, artist or a video game maker, but to Jaylen all of these professions " all come together."
Hi! My name is Katarzyna Derza and this is my blog. Currently I am teaching STEM at Mariano Azuela Elementary School! I am very excited to share this year with students, educators and parents.