I just completed my first set of video instruction on my summer professional development quest with Sophia.org’s “Virtual Classroom” series. The SAMR model is something that is discussed frequently in the world of edtech, but if you’re like me, seeing examples of tools and activities for each of the steps can be extremely helpful.
Tackling that lofty goal is my objective for today!
Please check out this infographic, and feel free to use it in your classrooms!
The first level of SAMR, “Substitution,” is where many emerging ed-techies find themselves. Teachers employ educational technology tools in their classrooms, but only to achieve the same end they would have with traditional tools…for example, instead of having students record and respond to bellringers in a notebook, teachers require the students to record and respond to bellringers on a Word document. Here, technology is being utilized, but is not drastically enhancing the learning experience.