While preparing my next draft of my capstone prototype, the new readings, definitions/information and Punya Mishra video gave me a lot to think about. I couldn't help but think of these six year olds entering this new environment(my 1st grade classroom) and jumping in being required to make sense of everything I am throwing at them then expecting them to adjust and or adapt as soon as changes need to be made. It seems a bit far fetched(especially to their parents) but they need to begin to get prepared for this ever changing world now. TPACK's components help ensure quality teaching so that students keep up and/or stay in touch with the world they will soon enter not only as functioning citizens but in the workforce as well. For teaching to be innovative teachers need to do something hasn't been done before and as long as we keep doing the same thing we have always done schools are not properly preparing our children for how to live 20 years from now. I realize I will need to consider activities/lessons that offer resources and ways for students to find methods and/or tatics to respond new or challenging information so that they can process it correctly. The importance of students being able to engage in various ways to communicate learning whether it be by print, digital, multimedia, or orally is something that must be practiced daily. Lastly, the context of how and what is taught is the key that could open up doors to produce the kind of thinkers needed in the 21st century.