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For this introductory discussion about TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content knowledge) we will place emphasis on three types of knowledge. To that end, you’ve been divided into three knowledge groups: technological, pedagogical and content. In your group, discuss the video game Mission US 1907: The Immigrant Experience we’ve been playing by answering the questions associated with your knowledge form. (See below). Prepare to share discussion highlights.
Technological Knowledge | Based on your experiences playing Mission US 1907: The Immigrant Experience, discuss how the game is used to advance learning: describe how a student or students or a teacher, etc. interacts with the technology — (describe what they are doing with their hands: are they creating things, moving things, writing, or some other behavior? Also, describe what they see and hear). Characterize two or more things they are thinking about while they play. Can you conclude that they are engaging in behaviors that result in learning?
Content (curricular) Knowledge | Discuss the video game Mission US 1907: The Immigrant Experience. Is it organized as a narrative story such as a news story, a documentary, a fictional account, a list of facts, etc. Discuss details of the content of this video game. Is the content accurate? Is the content simplistic or complex? What is at least one of its biases? Where else have you encountered similar content? Make a quick comparison.
Pedagogical Knowledge | Discuss and then sketch a plan for a learning experience that integrates Mission US 1907: The Immigrant Experience. What sequence of learning events or simultaneous learning events are you planning? To what end; what is the objective or learning goal?