AACTE’s Committee on Innovation and Technology seeks participants to pilot a recently developed formative diagnostic tool designed for self-reflection and guidance for educational leaders as they develop technology-rich models for teacher candidates to successfully become 21st-century educators. The diagnostic tool serves as an opportunity to examine current practices and help develop realistic goals for program development. Participation in this study will consist of a telephone interview that should take no more than one hour.
Several conferences feature TPACK sessions or strands. Information (including dates, locations and links to organization pages) is included below.
The community of teachers, researchers, and others interested in TPACK is diverse and growing. There are a number of ways to interact with others about TPACK. In this post, we highlight four of the ways – 1) Facebook, 2) Twitter, 3) Mendeley, and 4) sections of the TPACK.org site – in which TPACK.org is involved with social media. If there are other ways you or others are discussing TPACK, we would love to hear about and share them here.
A poll conducted on TPACK.org asked “Should there be a TPACK Facebook group or page?” to determine which would best suit the needs of the community. It was close, but a Facebook group received the most votes (41%). Consequently, we will continue to use the Facebook group for TPACK (at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tpackdotorg/). This is a great place to share TPACK news and information.
Mendeley is publication management software in which there is an active group. We created a short video to demonstrate how you can add publications – your own or others’ whose publications are not in the group – here on TPACK.org. You can also post comments and questions and answers in the group for others to answer
In addition to the Facebook group, Twitter community, and the Mendeley group, the questions and answers section on TPACK.org is a good place to ask general questions about TPACK-related topics. In addition, comments are enabled for all of the pages on TPACK.org; we encourage relevant or specific questions or comments here, in to in the questions and answers section.
Links to the Facebook and Mendeley group, and Twitter search, are available in the right column (under “Social Links”) of every page of TPACK.org. In addition to those links, there is a link for an RSS feed, which will allow those interested to subscribe to TPACK.org blog posts (like this one) with an RSS reader. Again, If there are other ways you or others are discussing TPACK, we would love to hear about and share them here! We also welcome and invite you to write articles about your areas of interest and expertise)
Dr. Matthew J. Koehler ([email protected]), Executive Editor
Joshua M. Rosenberg ([email protected]), Assistant Editor
There have been some big changes to the TPACK website, designed to make tpack.org more community centered. In the new TPACK website, there are three main sections:
- The Quick Links – The image, the bibliography, and what is TPACK – the things everyone wants quick access to. There will be links to these above, and anyone can access these.
- The Question & Answer Section – A place to ask your questions about TPACK and have them answered by the TPACK community. You will have to create a (free) account for this (to fight the tide of spammers).
- TPACK Academy – Inspired by Khan Academy, here you will find documents, videos, and even quizzes about a variety of TPACK related material. Anyone can submit an item to add to the TPACK academy for the community to use.