Cooking with TPACK

This week, in CEP 810, we learned about TPACK. TPACK was created to show teachers how to effectively integrate technology, into their classrooms. The TPACK framework explains that technology knowledge, content knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge must overlap to effectively integrate technology, into the classroom.

Our explore activity this week, asked us to cook using the TPACK framework by using a plate, bowl, and utensil chosen by a friend or family member. My husband chose a platter, large MSU plastic bowl, and a hamburger grounder. I had to repurpose these items to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As you will see in the video, it is possible to make a PBJ sandwich with these items, it’s just not as easy as it could have been, with normal supplies. This activity made us think about how the TPACK framework can be applied to any situation.


Kereluik, K., Mishra, P. & Koehler, M.J. (2011). On learning to subvert signs: Literacy, technology and the TPACK framework. The California Reader, 44(2), 12-18.

Mishra, P. & Koehler, M.J.(2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054. Retrieved from

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