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Buddy's Budget: A TPACK (Technology Lesson)

Using the classroom environment and the demographics created in Week Two, the instructional strategies that align with the CCSS in the blog created in Week Three, the unit plan created in Week Four, and the summative assessment created in Week Five, you will create the framework for a TPACK lesson plan.

Identify the following aspects of your lesson plan:
Title: The title of your lesson.
Grade level and basic class demographics.
Anticipated Outcome (Lesson Objective): This must be measurable and written to align with the CCSS.
Common Core State Standard: This can be from your Unit Plan.
NETS-T standard standard being met.
Content Summary: A brief description of what you will teach for this lesson and why.
Materials: Provide a list of materials needed for the lesson to include hyperlinks to any internet sites or books citations.
Summative Assessment: This should be a two- to three-sentence summary of how you will assess the lesson.

Your lesson plan must address each section of the TPACK using the provided lesson plan template:
Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Explain which teaching strategies best address the lesson's content and concept. Be sure to include how the lesson uses multiple intelligences to promote critical thinking and problem solving in an engaging learning environment. You must also clearly explain how the Common Core State Standard (CCSS) aligns with this section.
Technological Content Knowledge: Explain how instructional technology will be used to compliment the lesson's content. For example- a graphing calculator is used to check student's algebra work or using spell check in a word document. You must also clearly explain how the CCSS and NETS standard(s) aligns with this section.
Technological Pedagogical Knowledge: Explain how the instructional technology device(s) included in your lesson enhance student learning and classroom organization (such as online attendance and grading). You must also clearly explain how the NETS standard(s) aligns with this section.

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK):
Analyze how your lesson integrates Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and Technological Content Knowledge (TCK) to fully address TPACK in the creation of an engaging lesson that differentiates instruction, makes global connections through 21st century technological advancements, encourages critical thinking, and demonstrates content area expertise. The analysis will be at least two pages.

The classroom is a Special Education Self Contained Math classroom

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TITLE: "Buddy's Budget"

GRADE LEVEL: 7th & 8th (Self Contained)

BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS: Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
1. Jacob-Learning Disability
2. Ashley - Specific Learning Disability
3. Kim - Developmental Disability, ADHD
4. John - Learning Disability
5. Conner - ADHD Developmental Disability
6. Austin - Developmental Disability, limited use of hands
7. Marcus - Autism
8. Danny - Learning Disability
9. Sarah - Learning Disability
10. Cory - Developmental Disability
11. Jamie - SED, Developmental Disability

At the conclusion of this lesson, the student will be able to develop a simple budget using a calculator, or calculator on his/her phone.

COMMON CORE STANDARD: 7.EE (Expressions and Equations)
Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic equations. Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive ...

Solution Summary

This lesson plan exhibits the use of technology in a special needs middle school math lesson. Students use technological devices to problem solve a everyday life situation.