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TPACK - Learning activities in English, Yr 9

A brief presentation on using a variety of technologies to facilitate students' differentiated learning of authorial styles.

Michael Sisley

on 9 July 2011

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Transcript of TPACK - Learning activities in English, Yr 9

What is being taught? TPACK: English activity, Year 9.
Using Australian National,
English curriculum study of a fiction or nonfiction genre
(NSW BoS English Curriculum, Yrs 7-10, 7.2) Content description
Identify how vocabulary choices contribute to specificity, abstraction and stylistic effectiveness
comparing and contrasting vocabulary choices in informative and narrative texts, considering how they are used to create precise information, abstract ideas and/or stylistic interpretations of texts
< http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Elements/ACELA1561 > Content description
Compare and contrast the use of cohesive devices in texts, focusing on how they serve to signpost ideas, to make connections and to build semantic associations between ideas
< http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Elements/ACELA1770 > ICT competence is an important component of the English curriculum. Students develop the skills and understanding required to use a range of contemporary technologies.
< http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/English/General-capabilities#Information-and-communication-technology-competence > National Professional Standards for Teachers
ICT Dimensions
1.5 Select and use specific digital resources and tools that are matched to teaching strategies designed to meet students' individual and
diverse learning needs.
(AITSL, 2010) What is this group like? Most liked 'I am Number Four' last year
(Texts in film)
Several males read fantasy
Females like to publish
Need differentiation by groups & texts Teacher decisions The 'wicked' problem:
What technology will work in the room? Make backup plans The cLc portal works! The IWB works and we
found the stylus! NAPLAN results:
School reading project -
new e-book readers Download free short stories
from Fictionwise: Resources:

Asimov, I. (1940, September). 'Robbie'. Super Science Stories.
Asimov, I. (1986). 'Robot Dreams'. Robot Dreams. Ace Books.
Binder, E. (1929, January). 'I, Robot'. Amazing Stories.
Dennis, R. (1964). 'I, Robot'. The Outer Limits, Season 2, Episode 9. Directed by Leon Benson.
Derewianka, B. (2011). A New Grammar Companion for Teachers. Sydney: PETA.
Harris, J. & Hofer, M. (2009). Grounded Tech Integration. Learning &Leading with Technology, 37(2) 22.
Jaipal, K. & Figg, C. (2010). Unpacking the “Total PACKage”: Emergent TPACK Characteristics From a Study of Preservice Teachers Teaching With Technology. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 18(3), 415-441. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Pierson, M. & Borthwick, A. (2010). Framing the Assessment of Educational Technology Professional Development in a Culture of Learning. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Vol. 26, (4), p.126-131.
Simak, C. (1977). 'Skirmish'. The Great Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak. Berkley Publishing.
Snodgrass, M. (1989). 'The Measure of a Man'. Star Trek: the Next Generation. Season 2, Episode 9. Directed by Robert Sheerer.
Vonnegut, K. (1950, 25 November). 'Epicac'. Collier's Weekly.

Robot images from Microsoft Clipart for Office
Photo of Asimo robot by Honda from How Stuff Works , http://science.howstuffworks.com/asimo.htm >
Fictionwise: < http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/
ScienceFictionEbooks.htm >
Kobo e-Reader: <http://www.kobobooks.com/ >
Promethean IWB: <http://www.prometheanworld.com/> Asimov's 'I, Robot' and 'Robot Dreams'
Simak's 'Skirmish'
Vonnegut's 'EPICAC' Extensions:
'I, Robot', 'Measure of a Man' &
short story 'Robot Dreams' comparing texts created by the same author to determine literary style, assessing its appeal and presenting this comparison to others
< http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Elements/ACELT1636 > Language:
• identifying the various communities to which students belong and how language reinforces membership of these communities (the intimate language of family members, the jargon of teenage groups, the technicality of some online communities, the language specific to recreational groups, the interaction patterns of the classroom, the commonalities in migrant and cultural groups)

< http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Elements/ACELA1551 > Abstraction:
"Abstract nouns to compact and distil information"
Lists of Abstract nouns
"Are they able to identify nominalisations and abstractions?"
(Derewianka, 2011:162-164) From teacher CPU to e-readers,
cLc VLE & hard copy on demand Glogster responses Web 2.0 tools into cLc Concept map - What do they know? with Bubbl.us Excel for word lists in cLc Student response:
Script & perform song on 'Robot Dreams'
comapred to 'Robbie', in free MS Songsmith Upload song as Wav to cLc
Share Wikis, Forum & XLS activities
with other ACTDET schools
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