Friday 28th March, 2014
Have new technologies brought new learning opportunities to your classroom, or simply provided students with a new typewriter interface?
Are you using technology in the classroom for the sake of using technology, or are these new devices creating new and engaging activities?
The SAMR model suggests a framework to define the impact of technology on the learning environment.
R – Redefinition
M – Modification
A – Augmentation
S – Substitution
This video provides a brief overview of SAMR in the context of Google Drive:
The graphic below, from Tech Tips for Education, is a useful aid in explaining SAMR with a coffee analogy (a comparison is between the drinks you could order from the cafe and the coffee you could make at home):
The Tech Tips for Education site also provides some discussion about caveats to the SAMR model.
For more information about SAMR in your classroom, try Googling – there is stacks of info out there!