Using the SAMR model to reflect on your habits of educational technology integration

Amy Parent

Recently I’ve been involved with studying the concept of technology integration in an educational setting and what qualifies as being distinguished, proficient, or needs improvement in regards to how and which technologies are used.  That is where the conversation started.  Where did the conversation come from?  Well some felt that simply using a projector was “distinguished” while others don’t even put that on the map as having integrated technology into learning.   Clearly, we all had different perceptions and understandings of what technology integration in an educational setting to enhance learning was.

Through this study, we stumbled across Ruben R. Puentedura’s SAMR model for educational technology integration.  The SAMR model suggests that technology tools are either Substitutions, Augmentations, Modifications, or Redefinitions of how the technology supports and enhances learning.  What I love about this model is that it is simple.  I also love that it doesn’t…

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