• TPACK & Common Instructional Framework

    Participants will gain knowledge in...

    • Effectively integrating technological resources in their classroom with the Common Instructional Framework (CIF) strategies.

    Web 2.0 Best Practices

    • Set Boundaries
      • Time Limits
      • Choose 2 or 3
    • Ask for help
      • Identify the FAQ or Help section
      • Join the community of users
    • Passwords
      • Create some way to keep up with all of them
      • Document 

    Questions, Answers, & Comments - Today's Meet

    Today's Meet is a great tool to allow students to provide input or ask questions without having to interrupt current discussion or allowing the timid students a chance to provide input.
    Today's Meet  
    We will use Today's Meet to post comments or suggestions as we continue today. 


    A student response system that allows students to complete multiple choice and open ended assessments.

    Classroom: DCSITFLEE
    Additional information about Socrative.

    What is TPACK?

    Communicate, Collaborate, Critically Think about TPACK,
    then Create Your Approach!


    I. TPACK 101
    The technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework can help administrators, teachers, and staff to

    • Engage in self-assessment of their own TPACK;
    • Use common language when evaluating and selecting technology to explicitly support and enhance student learning;
    • Impose a thoughtful lens when observing technology-infused learning activities.



    Here is a deep dive overview of TPACK:


    II. TPACK Ball
    Here is an overview TPACK Ball game:

    • Below you will find a link to a Google Doc with a three column table.  The "C" column lists contains different basic content area (ELA, MA, SS, SCI, etc).  The "P" column list pedagogical strategies (collaborative learning, PBL, differentiation, KWL, semantic mapping).  The "T" column list technological strategies.
    • You will add one item to each of the three columns.
    • We will be tossing a "C" ball, "P" ball, and "T" ball to 3 different people.
    • If you catch the ball, please select a corresponding item from the column below; or come up with your own!
    • The remainder of the group will provide feedback on the effectiveness of the approach to support student learning.


     TPACK Table

    Overview of Google Drive

    Google Drive consists of...
    • Documents
    • Presentation
    • Spreadsheet
    • Form
    • Drawing 


    Group Activity

    • Using the Google Doc, brainstorm "Write to Learn" activities that are used in the classroom. 
    • Using the comments feature in the Google Doc, identify and explain how you have used one of the activities in your classroom.

    Independent Activity 

    Complete the Google Form below. 

    Word Clouds

    Word clouds are graphic representations of words.  They give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in a group of text.  The clouds can be tweaked by changing the font, layout, and color scheme.
    word cloud  
    108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom
    This blog site includes lists of how word to use word clouds in the classroom, as well as in specific subject areas. 
    ABCya Word Cloud

    Blogs/Discussion Boards

    Blogs and discussion boards can be a powerful technology tool that allows students to participate in a low-stakes situation, respond to literacy group discussions, or respond to classroom talk.  Blogs can be easily added to your teacher webpage.
  • Word Clouds

    Posted by Lindsay Lee on 8/6/2013
    Word Clouds can be used in a variety of ways with both low stakes and high stakes writing in all content areas.  Take some time to try out the different types of word clouds.  Also explore the different ways that word clouds can be used in the classroom.  Reflect on your experience by posting an idea that you discovered and a new idea that you thought of on your own.
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By Month

  • Tools for Scaffolding, Classroom Talk & Questioning 

    Lino - Chalk Talk Activity

    Chalk Talk is a silent way to reflect, generate ideas, check on learning, develop projects, or solve problems.  It can be used productively with any group.  Because it is done completely in silence, it gives groups a change of pace and encourages thoughtful contemplation. 
    Using the Lino board above, respond to the following question;  What is scaffolding?

    Popplet - Group Activity

    Working in small groups, add 2 idea for how the tools we have discussed can be used with the CIF strategies to support student learning in the different subject areas.

    Tricider - What is your favorite tool?

    Tricider is a social voting tool that allows individuals to post ideas and vote.  Comments can be added to discuss the positives and negatives of posted ideas and/or the topic.
    Click on the Tricider icon above.  Think about a topic that you may cover at the beginning of school or an activity that your students may complete.  
    • Post the idea/activity and how one of the tools can be used with the idea/activity.
    • Respond to one post with a positive remark or offer a suggestion.
    • After everyone has posted an idea, vote for the idea you like the best.

    Recommended Websites & Blogs

  • Smore 

    Create a newsletter of technology tools that you could use in your classroom to support CIF strategies and student learning.  Include the 2-3 tools that you would like to try and use in your classroom and how you would use them in your classroom.  We will have some individuals share their ideas at the end of the session.  You will also share your Smore with me via email.


    Please join my Socrative room to complete the evaluation before leaving. Click on the link below.
    Classroom: DCSITFLEE 
Last Modified on November 4, 2014