September 2, 2014
Here is a new wonderful interactive SAMR visual for teachers. I just came across it while I was going through my Google Plus feeds and thought you may want to have a look as well. For those of you not yet familiar with what SAMR model is all about , here is a refresher for you:
SAMR model is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your classroom. This framework is made up of 4 levels:Substitution
This is the stage where you use technology to substitute what you could have done with pen and paper. one popular example of this is using word processor to type a story instead of handwriting it.
This is where technology is used to carry out learning tasks in relatively more efficient ways. the technology here only adds value to the assignment and does not transform how it is done, examples of this include using spell checker, grammar checker or electronic dictionary. This one introduces small noticeable improvement.
This is the level where technology is being used more effectively not to do the same task using different tools but to redesign new parts of the task and transform students learning. An example of this is using the commenting service in Google Docs, for instance, to collaborate and share feedback on a given task task.
If you are to place this level in Blooms revised taxonomy pyramid, it would probably correspond to synthesis and evaluation as being the highest order thinking skills. Redefinition means that students use technology to create imperceptibly new tasks. Redefinition is "when students connect to a classroom across the world where they would each write a narrative of the same historical event using the chat and comment section to discuss the differences, and they use the voice comments to discuss the differences they noticed and then embed this in the class website".