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SAMR Model Recipe
When it comes to integrating technology into teaching and learning in your classrooms, SAMR is a helpful framework that gives us a visual on the impact the integration is having on learners. Become familiar with the stages of the framework below and move fluidly through them as you plan learning opportunities in your classroom throughout the year.
SUBSTITUTION: Technology acts as a direct substitute, with no functional change.
AUGMENTATION: Technology acts as a direct substitute, with functional improvement.
MODIFICATION: Technology allows for significant task redesign.
REDEFINITION: Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.
Although I've been familiar with Dr. Ruben Puentedura's SAMR Model for many many years, I recently learned of the swimming pool visual while attending a webinar through Colorado-based InnEdCo and the ladies from FriEDTechnology.
I LOVE this visual and the idea of swimming laps. There are misconceptions out there that as educators that we need to live in the deep end, but this visual does a great job of encouraging us all to explore all levels of the SAMR Model. The questions below will also help guide you through instructional design that integrates technology!
S = What will learners gain by replacing the task with tech? A = Does the tech add new features that improve the task? M = Does the task significantly change with the use of tech? R = Does the tech allow for creation of a new task, previously inconceivable?