One of the big things I want to look at in terms of how I teach this year is my integration of technology into my classroom practices. Those of you who visit the blog regularly will know that I’m a big advocate of technology, but I still feel that I need to look in depth at how – and why – I’m using it in my teaching. A good way to do this is through the TPaCK model. Rather than write about this in detail now, I’ve prepared a video* explaining what this model represents. Please take a look if, like me, you like to use tech in your teaching and want to make sure that you are doing it in a beneficial way.
This is something I’ll be referring back to throughout the coming year, so please call back to see how things are going.
What I’d like you to do…
TPaCK isn’t a new phenomenon. Many academics have been working on this for a number of years. I have, however, taken the liberty of placing language on the diagram. What I’d like you to do is tell me if you agree with my placement, and if not tell me where you’d put it, as this is really the key to implementing the TPaCK model into language teaching.
* I prepared this for my university’s website, hence the fact it is a little more formal than my usual video clips