Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gayl & Sue's Integration of Technology and Instruction Group Learning Lesson

Integration of Technology and Instruction

Students: Undergraduate students in a Special Education Teacher Cohort Program at an Oregon University

Purpose of the Lesson: Investigate the integration of technology in teaching by applying the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) paradigm. This paradigm is based on the concept that "the teacher interprets the subject matter and finds different ways to represent it and make it accessible to learners." (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) In their article, Mishra & Koehler go on to say that using technology is a great way to achieve accessibility for all learners A reading is attached with this description.

Outcomes: Learners will be able to apply the TPACK paradigm when integrating technology into their instructional strategies.

Groups: Class participants will work in groups of 3-5. Groups will be assigned based on the ages and present level of performance of the students in their practicum placements.

Technology for the Online Lesson: Each group will be assigned a discussion and work area that is only available to the group members. Students will have choices on the chat area they wish to experiment with. Some ideas include (but are not limited to) : ; and/or Elluminate if available Discussions and sharing will take place in this area. To create a final product for submission, participants will co-create a lesson plan on the site. The rubric for required components of the lesson plan will be provided by the instructor.

Group Project: The group will choose a lesson/unit topic that they might deliver in their practicum placement. The lesson can be anything from reading and/or math to activities of daily living or social skills. Individual group members will be assigned to individually investigate one of three topics.

1. Content of the lesson/unit to be taught as it relates to the classroom curriculum
2. Technology tools that could be used in the instruction-their function and operation
3. Delivery (Pedagogy) of the lesson to the students involved in the curriculum

1. Read the TPACK Article
2. Think of a lesson /unit that you might teach to the students in your practicum placement. Post a description of your students and the lesson on the class web site under your group’s work area

In the group work area:
1. Describe your students and the unit/lesson you want to teach them

2. Review postings by the others in you group.

3. Decide which lesson/students you want to use for your project

4. Assign each group member to do research on one aspect of the assignment
a. Technology that could be used in this lesson
b. Specific content to be addressed
c. Instructional strategies to be used to deliver the content

With your group on (instructions on using this tool can be found at Develop a lesson plan based on the format provided by the instructor. Also be sure to include a copy of the collaboration effort that was used on

Self-evaluation: Each project participant will use the grading rubric as a self rating and submit to the instructor

Technology Group work Lesson plan format

Standards Addressed:

Students/Grade Level:

Objectives of the Lesson:

Content of the lesson: include introduction to content, culminating activities and assessment methods..

Instructional Methods (Pedagogy: include plans for addressing student interests, student readiness and student learning styles.

Technology Use: include all technology used, reasons why that particular technology was chosen

Unfortunately I was unable to figure out how to copy the rubric onto this page - mainly it involves the following:

  • Unit Content: Standards Met, Objective clearly stated and met, rubric included

  • Instructional Delivery:performance levels taken into consideration, learning styles and student interest

  • Technology Integration: Used by both Teacher and Learner

  • Project Development: Online collaboration clear


Mishra, Punya., Koehler, Matthew J., 2006. Technological Pedagogical Content
Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge. Found at

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