As technology becomes an increasingly important tool for teaching and learning, a relatively new concept--focusing on how educators can effectively and effortlessly tailor technology to their instructional practices--is making its way into pre-service and in-service teacher education programs.

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, or TPACK, is the work of Punya Mishra and Matthew Koehler, both associate professors of educational technology in the College of Education at Michigan State University.

At the center of the concept is how those three knowledge areas--technological knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and content knowledge--interact with one another.

TPACK is achieved when those three forms of knowledge intersect, and Mishra and Koehler...

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