The SAMR model, developed by Ruben Puentedura, is gaining momentum in the realm of Educational Technology and provides a framework for how technology impacts both teaching and learning. It is not new or revolutionary. In fact, you may have heard of it before. Or, you may have seen it on Twitter and Pinterest (if you are a closet “pinner” like me). The SAMR model not only provides a model for technology integration, but it also follows a progression that adopters of educational technologies may follow as they grow in both their skill and comfort level.
Substitution to Augmentation
- Have I added an improvement to the task process that could not be accomplished at a basic level without the technology?
- How does this feature contribute to the design of my project.
- How is the original task being modified?
- Does this modification fundamentally depend upon the new technology?
- How does this feature contribute to the design of my project?
- What is the new task?
- Will any portion of the original task be retained?
- How is the new task made possible by the use of technology?
- How does it contribute to my design?
So...the question remains, “Do you teach above the line?”
| || |