As we look more closely at the multitude of ways we are integrating technology into our classroom programs, we need to remained focused on our goal: integrate technology as a means to improve student achievement and develop 21st Century Competencies (outcomes for students). And using the SAMR model is one way to we can ensure we achieve that goal.
SAMR was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentadura as a model for integrating technology into teaching and learning. The “model aims to enable teachers to design, develop and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences that lead to high levels of achievement for students.” (http://msad75summertechnologyinstitute.wordpress.com/beyond-substitution/)
I have compiled some different infographics, videos, and a prezi to help you learn more about SAMR. After adopting this model myself, I have had to rethink teaching and learning in my own classroom. I want my students using technology to redefine their learning in ways that inspire them be creative. How does the SAMR model define technology integration in your classroom?