Disclaimer: this is the furthest out of my comfort zone I have been so far. TPACK was a completely foreign concept to me and is now only a little less so. I welcome any and all feedback, but especially in the pedagogy area. My content is on a much smaller scale than most everyone else’s so that was also a challenge.
Students will use Schoology as well as a face-to-face meeting during Indian Time (40 minutes) to review various study skills strategies, identify which ones they have tried in the past and which ones they are willing to implement moving forward. Study skills will be presented via videos, website links, and workbook exercises. Students will discuss the goals they set in a previously answered Schoology discussion question. Students will work in small groups to complete exercises to develop and practice study skills.
- The main Content (C) of this lesson is study skills strategies-how students can implement them in current classes.
- The main Pedagogy (P) of this lesson is active learning and cooperative learning.
- The main Technology (T) of this lesson is videos, website links, and online discussion-all presented via Schoology course.
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
Describe: Discussion of the various study skill strategies after they are presented will help students decide which ones might work in their particular situation. Students can learn from each other pros/cons of each strategy while they examine how each strategy would or would not fit their needs and personal learning style. As students talk with each other they will recognize that they are not alone in their struggles and encourage each other to implement new strategies to improve study habits. This discussion and personal connection will assist students in retaining the strategies and moving forward with implementing them.
Technological Content Knowledge (TCK)
Describe: Schoology is a familiar tool used by all teachers and students in our school. The online format for discussion questions provides them with a more comfortable forum for initial sharing and the time constraints of our face-to-face meetings are better suited for a quick re-cap of answers already provided. Use of videos and website links within Schoology allow us to initially view the content together and prevents the students from being overwhelmed with resources if they conducted their own web searches. Students have paper workbooks available for some assignments, but these have also been loaded onto Schoology for later recall if needed.
Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK)
Describe: Students will have access to all strategies presented to review as needed as they start to implement some new skills into their personal study strategies. The discussion feature is also helpful in allowing students to continue conversations started in the face-to-face meetings and to also contribute in an online environment where they may not have felt comfortable or ready to contribute in face-to-face discussions.
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
Describe: The content, method of teaching and technology all work together to provide the students with multiple avenues to receive the content and explore ways that they will select study strategies and implement them. Students will be able to receive the content through videos, access to websites and various group exercises and study sheets that will be given in hardcopy and available through Schoology. Students will have the opportunity for face-to-face and online discussion to examine strategies and determine which study strategies they will implement in their classes.