I always teach lessons with the SAMR model in mind, but often wonder if I am truly interrupting the model correctly. Below you’ll find graphics that I’ve created to align SAMR with both a math and Language Arts lesson (I’ll be adding more in the coming weeks). Do you agree with the models? Is my thinking correct?
I believe that SAMR is still widely misunderstood and not used with consistency. I’m hoping, that these models, with input from people such as yourselves, will give teachers a good reference to understand SAMR and begin/continue to transform learning . You’ll find rich discussion below the models and will gain an understanding that SAMR is widely open to interpretation. You’re welcome and encouraged to add to the discussion.
SAMR IN MATH
- Since I used the Smart Board, was more efficient in sharing the prompt and it could be projected and highlighted, I figured this would be suitable for substitution (of the traditional Black Board or photocopy).
- I believe my lesson was augmented when students created their own question and instead of using paper and pencil, the technology (iPad and Explain Everything) acted as a direct substitute with functional improvements (take picturesof their models, create charts, use of variety of tools).
- I believed my lesson went above the line and into transformation (modification) as they were able to record their thinking and explain their math processes using the voice recorder, the students could project their work to the SMART Board with ease, play their recording and other students could give feedback. I believed that this was significant in task redesign. Traditional methods had students up at front with chart paper, always difficult to see and struggling to explain their thinking.
- I was confident my students sharing their problems with the world via Twitter, the developer of the app retweeting it, a class working on it within 10 minutes and replying with an answer and my class confirming it as correct then following with a more difficult question was redefinition, as this was previously inconceivable.
SAMR IN LANGUAGE ARTS