The SAMR Model of Assessing Tech Tools

I have recently explored the SAMR model in depth and written about its potential application in my future classrooms.

The SAMR model is a means of helping educators incorporate technology in their classrooms in meaningful ways. Tech tools and applications are grouped into four different levels of classroom reconstruction: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.

Substitution and Augmentation are examples of education enhancement that is possible through technology while tech uses at the Modification and Redefinition levels are transformative practices that revolutionize the learner experience.

K-12 educators can use the SAMR model to inform instruction during the initial planning phase. While planning individual lessons and whole units, educators can assess technological advances through the various tools afforded to them.

To read more about the SAMR model in general follow this link to Kathy Shrock’s Guide to Everything SAMR.


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