Monday, December 17, 2012

iPad Apps Classified by SAMR model

The SAMR model helps teachers and educators understand and better integrate  technology into their teaching and learning. This model was created by Dr Robin Puentudura with the explicit aim of helping teachers in designing, developing and integrating digital media to increase students overall academic achievements. The four levels of this model are : Substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. Have a look at the image below to learn more about these four levels. The image is taken from Summer Tech Institute.





If you want to go deeper into SAMR , I would recommend this PDF from  Dr Ruben himself.


Let me now share with you a great poster created by Swanson in which he features a myriad of iPad apps according to the four levels of SAMR.







2 comments:

  1. We appreciate the role SAMR can play in improving learning too! The problem we find is that teachers think that an app belongs at a particular level instead of understanding that it is the application of the app instead. We've developed a session that pushes teachers to face that problem and how to think beyond.

    http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/Apps+Taskonomy

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  2. Have to agree with BalancEdTech : http://imgur.com/bvpoD

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