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Worth a read 04/04/2014

  • SAMR is a technology integration model that basically shows the way to get the most out of your technology in the classroom. The dotted line in the chart shows where you cross over from doing what you’ve always done – just adding technology – to doing what you couldn’t do before.Redefinition is at the top of the SAMR model, but that doesn’t mean that you “win” or that you’re doing it right only if you reach redefinition. Some tasks just aren’t made for redefinition, and great learning can happen without redefinition.

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You may have heard of the SAMR model for for integrating technology into learning – SAMR stands for:

  • Substitution – tech acts as a direct tool substitute with no functional change
  • Augmentation – tech acts as a direct tool substitute with functional improvement
  • Modification – tech allows for significant task redesign
  • Redefinition – tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable

SAMR is often shown as a ladder where S is at the bottom and R at the top. It’s a useful framework to consider where and how you could introduce more technology into your classroom – how high up the ladder are you comfortable? – while remembering that the bottom line is that the technology must be improving the learning outcomes for students.

This short video will explain SAMR much more clearly than I can:

If you are interested in learning more about SAMR Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything has a terrific array of resources.

Can you think a task you will set your students where the introduction of technology will allow you and them to climb the SAMR ladder?