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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Considering edTech Resolutions for the New Year

By now, most educators and students have made it to holiday break and through the frenzy of Christmas/Kwansaa/Hanukkah.

Many folks are considering Resolutions for 2019… what are your EdTech resolutions?

 

resolutionsTeagueTechTreksHere are a some ideas from popular blogs:

From 2017- Mimio Educator, by Kelly Bielefeld 

From 2017 – Houghton Mifflin Blog

From 2016 – Edutopia, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

From 2013- Education Week, by Jennie Magiera

 

It’s time to look ahead and set some resolution goals. I’ll share my resolution goals next week. I’m keeping in mind the words of Heather Wolpert-Gawron, “Making resolutions is really about recalibrating our attempts to be the best teachers we can be.”

 

#EdTech resolutions

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Teague’s edTech Resolutions for 2019

Teague’s edTech Resolutions for 2019

Try to remember to restart my computer by Kelly Bielefeld

Set a regular schedule to keep my hardware charged

Brainstorm STEAM integration for use by Educators:

Develop engaging PD activities: One possibility: every teacher to our new breakoutedu.com escape room kit we recently purchased. We have a few innovative teachers who have already experimented with it, and have already seen an amazing level of engagement and thinking. All teachers need to experience the kit and see how easy it is to set up and how much the students love it.

Practice 20-20-20 to ease eye strain from too much screen time

Be more responsible with my screen time

Inclusivity for all teachers whether they are as Heather Wolpert-Gawron   describes, tech-tentative teacher or a tech-savvy one

Keep the Gee-Whiz factor that edTech provides

“Drop the word ‘tech.’ It’s just ‘education’ now” Mike Lawrence, CEO ofComputer Using Educators (CUE), past ISTE board member, and Director of the California Student Media Festival.

National Education Technology Plan https://tech.ed.gov/netp/

Boxlight: https://news.mimio.boxlight.com/launch-tech-successfully

 

What are some of your #EdTech resolutions? Add your answers to our DQ Forum!

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 29, 2018

The final Weekend Ed. Quotes of this year is my favorite:

 

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 21

High school student’s paraphrase of learner-directed classroom environments, as shared by an online, Twitter colleague.

“In a teacher-centered class, students get ‘fed’ learning like in a high chair – in a learner-centered environment, students help make the meal and sit down to eat together.”

 

 

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Thank you TEC-516!

Hello Practitioners in TEC-516~~

Today is our last day together, virtually. It has been a privilege to learn with you during our course. We have learned a lot and created some constructive artifacts together: word clouds, crossword puzzle collaborative completion, active research data collection from a survey, and a photographic PLN collage, digital flyer, Benchmark Guideline proposal—just to name a few things!

I hope you’ll find what we’ve done together useful and productive.

It’s been a pleasure working with you! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Start to 2019~

Dr. Teague

merry-christmas

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Take TPaCK into the New Year – Part 3

Here are excellent ideas for Talking Up TPaCK in the New Year from Hot Lunch Tray blog by  Penny Christensen.

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Photo Source:  Mark Anderson ~ @ICTEvangelist ~ ictevangelist.com
Hot Lunch Tray Blog Post Pingback: http://www.hotlunchtray.com/what-your-tpack-is-missing/

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~December 14th

“It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent—lose your invaluable curiosity… It’s as simple as that.”
~Tove Jansson, Moomin Creator, Swedish writer, who lived in Finland, in Fair Play

 

 

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Take TPaCK into the New Year- Part 2

A previous post discussed onboarding colleagues to the TPaCK instructional framework.

TPaCK is an instructional framework that measures the interactions among content, pedagogy, and technological knowledge” (Koehler & Mishra, 2009, p. 66). Strong correlations among the components helps teachers identify effective practices that will enrich students’ learning experiences (Teague, 2017).

It is important to not assume that colleagues are familiar with the TPaCK framework nor inservice at a basic level if they are. An easy way to gauge TPaCK concept awareness is to ask two questions. A 2-question survey is an effective and efficient way to ascertain awareness.

A pilot study used an online, 2-question survey to learn about TPaCK awareness among current K-12 educators in both public and private schools across the U.S.

Question 1: Are you familiar with the TPaCK instructional framework?

Question 2:  Which of the following resource media (if any) do you use to keep current on technology trends? Choose all that apply.  

The survey was created using Survey Anywhere. Pilot study participants were given both a link and a QR-code for mobile completion.

A random sample of eleven responses appear below. What story does the data tell?

 

Q1: Are you familiar with the TPaCK instructional framework?

Dr. Teague Survey Q1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2: Which of the following resource media (if any) do you use to keep current on technology trends? Choose all that apply.  

Dr Teague Pilot Study Q2 Dec2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If these results were from your faculty, how would you proceed?

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References

Koehler, M., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge
(TPACK)? Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education, 9(1), 60-70.

Teague, H. L. (2017). A Mixed Methods Study of Online Course Facilitators’ Perceptions of Mobile 
     Technology, Design, and TPaCK Affordances. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO
Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

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Take TPaCK into the New Year

As you welcome new colleagues to your team/school/PLN, how you would identify their technology interest and comfort level? One way to do this is through a discussion of the TPaCK instructional framework. TPaCK combines technological acumen with pedagogy and content knowledge with . TPaCK  measures the “interactions among content, pedagogy, and technological knowledge” (Koehler & Mishra, 2009, p. 66). Strong correlations among the components helps teachers identify effective practices that will enrich students’ learning experiences (Teague, 2017).

TPaCK combines pedagogy and content knowledge with technological acumen.

Assessing a colleague’s fluency with TPaCK can be done through two questions:

  1. Are you familiar with the TPaCK instructional framework?
  2. What resources do you consult to help you keep current with research-based teaching and learning strategies? 

I created an online, 2-question survey with Survey Anyplace to measure my colleagues’ TPaCK fluency. The results from a random sample of participants will appear in a future post.

 

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References

Koehler, M., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge
(TPACK)? Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education, 9(1), 60-70.

Teague, H. L. (2017). A Mixed Methods Study of Online Course Facilitators’ Perceptions of Mobile 
     Technology, Design, and TPaCK Affordances. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO
Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

 

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 7th

“1,2,3,4…just a moment… a little interruption…” ~Reporter describes the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.

 

Today is the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Click on this link to listen to excerpts of the live radio transmissions.

 

 

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