Transform Learning with SAMR
A useful model to take a look at is the SAMR model (Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redifinition), created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. The SAMR model has been specifically designed to help teachers successfully integrate and transform digital technologies for teaching and learning.
When integrating technology into your classroom sometimes it’s good idea to use the KISS strategy which stands for Keep It Simple Silly. Remember, technological integration does not need to be overcomplicated or overwhelming. It’s the learning experience that matters most, not the digital device!
For further reading and useful information:
- Ruben R. Puentedura’s Weblog
- Maggie’s blog for more useful information about SAMR.
- Dr Ruben R. Puentedura’s ’As we may teach‘ series on iTune U. Integration
- TPCK – Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Department of Education and Communities. (2012). NSW County Areas Program: TPACK & SAMR. Retrieved from http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/tpack-samr