S.A.M.R. – What’s it all about?

S.A.M.RThis week several faculty members from WISD attended iPadpalooza, which is always my favorite “techy” conference. My awesome friend, Sherri Nicotre, attended a class on the S.A.M.R. Model and sent me some pretty good notes. Thank you, Sherri! So, what the heck is S.A.M.R.? We hear a lot about it in our district because we are 1:1. Kathy Schrock’s definition is pretty good: “SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the  model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is  to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.” Check out her website at: http://www.schrockguide.net/. Here is a simple visual that explains the S.A.M.R. model in greater detail.

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Image the creation of Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D. http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/

I like to say that this model is the “Bloom’s” for teachers that are using technology. How can we think outside of the box to create lessons, and how can we help our students reach the very top level? We have to model this type of thinking for them, and the S.A.M.R. model will help guide you in the right direction. Sherri took the following notes, which aligns different apps with the different levels of S.A.M.R. If you are overwhelmed by S.A.M.R. or just do not know where to start – the following will be very helpful. Again, thanks to Sherri Nicotre for sending me this information.

Substitution: Popplet, Doodle Buddy, Baiboard, iBooks, Photo Collage, & Symbaloo

Augmentation: Pages, Google Search, Haiku Deck, Chatter Pix, & Morpho

Modification: Thinglink, 30 hands, QR Code readers, Skitch, Flipboard, & Dragon Dictation

Redefinition:  Nearpod, iMovie, Infinite Monkeys, Book Creator, Explain Everything, & Sock Puppets.

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