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The SAMR model: engage in deep learning and authentic contexts

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Effective learning in any environment requires good design, management and pedagogy. The SAMR model, developed by Ruben Puentedura, aims to support teachers to design, develop and integrate learning technologies to support high levels of learning achievement.

 

The SAMR model describes four levels of technology integration that increase in complexity and effect, from simple substitution which barely changes the function, to a more complex redefinition where the technology use can provide opportunities to create what would not be possible without that technology.

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Marilyn Korhonen's comment, July 18, 2013 2:46 PM
Here is some additional information about the SAMR Ladder http://isupport.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Diagram3_SAMR_Ladder.jpg
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This blog connects SAMR with 21st Century Skills http://gettingsmart.com/2013/07/the-samr-ladder-through-the-lens-of-21st-century-skills/
Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education
Technology and other innovations in education, plus updates on educational research, primarily related to K-12 education, STEM, and teacher preparation.
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A Lesson Plan for Partnerships: Insights from Leading STEM Nonprofits | IssueLab

A Lesson Plan for Partnerships: Insights from Leading STEM Nonprofits | IssueLab | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs produced by the social sector.
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A study of the Department of Education's Investing in Innovation Fund grant recipients designed to discover two things: (1) how leading nonprofits effectively partner with corporations, and (2) how nonprofits measure their success and share it with corporate donors. While STEM nonprofits were chosen for this study, the findings in this paper may apply to other types of nonprofit relationships.

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A Lesson Plan for Partnerships: Insights from Leading STEM Nonprofits
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Your Social Media Conversation Is Like A Topographic Map - Forbes

Your Social Media Conversation Is Like A Topographic Map - Forbes | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
Your Social Media Conversation Is Like A Topographic Map Forbes According to a new 57-page report entitled, Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters, Pew teamed up with the Social Media Research Foundation to help...
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STEM: How to Put Your Kid on the Fast Track to Success

STEM: How to Put Your Kid on the Fast Track to Success | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
President Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address, "It's not enough to train today's workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world
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I firmly believe success in STEM begins with curiosity and opportunities to explore and learn as young investigators.

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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries - Students practice hands-on STEM activities to define problems and determine solutions - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries - Students practice hands-on STEM activities to define problems and determine solutions - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
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A partnership between the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Griffin-Spalding County School system, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is using a novel approach to integrate basic science and math content with hands-on engineering design and construction. The goal is to expose them to the role of math, science and engineering in advanced manufacturing and robotics in a way that demonstrates their relevance, and to collect research data to determine what the students learn, and whether the program is succeeding in engaging them.

 

Among other things, students design and manufacture physical artifacts to meet a specific engineering challenge, and must defend their decisions with scientific and mathematical reasoning. Ultimately, they will have access to sophisticated manufacturing equipment, such as 3-D printers, laser cutters and vinyl cutters. This will cause students to think about engineering, and to better understand engineering concepts, by using math and science to actually design and build projects, often with a specific "client" in mind.

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Davidson prof uses mime to explain complex math, science concepts to students – and adults

Davidson prof uses mime to explain complex math, science concepts to students – and adults | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
Math professor Tim Chartier says making math and science visual can make them less intimidating.
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Math that makes me laugh... yes please.

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Can Online Learning Communities Achieve the Goals of Traditional Professional Learning Communities? What the Literature Says

The Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL) consists of a network of ten laboratories that serve the educational needs of a designated region by providing access to high quality scientifically valid education research through applied research...
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Important new report of research related to Professional Learning Communities using online tools. 

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midatlantic/pdf/REL_2013013.pdf

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Engaging the Whole Child: The Neuroscience of Joyful Education

Engaging the Whole Child: The Neuroscience of Joyful Education | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it

Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too.

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Neuroimaging and neurochemical research support an education model in which stress and anxiety are not pervasive (Chugani, 1998; Pawlak, Magarinos, Melchor, McEwan, & Strickland, 2003). This research suggests that superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are enjoyable and relevant to students' lives, interests, and experiences.

Many education theorists (Dulay & Burt, 1977; Krashen, 1982) have proposed that students retain what they learn when the learning is associated with strong positive emotion. Cognitive psychology studies provide clinical evidence that stress, boredom, confusion, low motivation, and anxiety can individually, and more profoundly in combination, interfere with learning (Christianson, 1992).

 

Neuroimaging and measurement of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) show us what happens in the brain during stressful emotional states. By reading glucose or oxygen use and blood flow, positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) indicate activity in identifiable regions of the brain. These scans demonstrate that under stressful conditions information is blocked from entering the brain's areas of higher cognitive memory consolidation and storage. In other words, when stress activates the brain's affective filters, information flow to the higher cognitive networks is limited and the learning process grinds to a halt.

 

Neuroimaging and electroencephalography (EEG) brain mapping of subjects in the process of learning new information reveal that the most active areas of the brain when new sensory information is received are the somatosensory cortex areas. Input from each individual sense (hearing, touch, taste, vision, smell) is delivered to these areas and then matched with previously stored related memories.

For example, the brain appears to link new words about cars with previously stored data in the category of transportation. Simultaneously, the limbic system, comprising parts of the temporal lobe, hippocampus, amygdala, and prefrontal cortex (front part of the frontal lobe), adds emotional significance to the information (sour flavor is tasty in lemon sherbet but unpleasant in spoiled juice). Such relational memories appear to enhance storage of the new information in long-term memory (Andreasen et al., 1999).

 

Mapping studies of the electrical activity (EEG or brain waves) and neuroimaging show the synchronization of brain activity as information passes from the somatosensory cortex areas to the limbic system (Andreasen et al., 1999). For example, bursts of brain activity from the somatosensory cortex are followed milliseconds later by bursts of electrical activity in the hippocampus, amygdala, and then the other parts of the limbic system (Sowell et al., 2003). This enables us to evaluate which strategies either stimulate or impede communication among the various parts of the brain (Shadmehr & Holcomb, 1997).

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Stricter Filters and Rules Are Not the Answer for Laptops in School | Mediashift | PBS

Stricter Filters and Rules Are Not the Answer for Laptops in School | Mediashift | PBS | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
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Helpful reflections on a year of implementing 1-to-1 Laptop programs in a school; lessons learned about filtering and access rules versus teaching digital citizenship.

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Ashoka U: Celebrating 5 years of Achievements!

Ashoka U: Celebrating 5 years of Achievements! | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it

Via The Ashoka Community
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Shout out to Ashoka. Congratulations of five years of impactful work.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, July 29, 2013 9:14 AM

Here's what we've done in 5 years!

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Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation In Education - Edudemic

Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation In Education - Edudemic | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems in education is motivation. The newly updated Padagogy Wheel tries to figure out how to solve that problem.
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The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t? Allan boiled down the answer(s) to these questions into a few clickable answers. 

 

http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposterV3.pdf is an interactive version. 

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The SAMR model: engage in deep learning and authentic contexts

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Effective learning in any environment requires good design, management and pedagogy. The SAMR model, developed by Ruben Puentedura, aims to support teachers to design, develop and integrate learning technologies to support high levels of learning achievement.

 

The SAMR model describes four levels of technology integration that increase in complexity and effect, from simple substitution which barely changes the function, to a more complex redefinition where the technology use can provide opportunities to create what would not be possible without that technology.

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Marilyn Korhonen's comment, July 18, 2013 2:46 PM
Here is some additional information about the SAMR Ladder http://isupport.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Diagram3_SAMR_Ladder.jpg
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This blog connects SAMR with 21st Century Skills http://gettingsmart.com/2013/07/the-samr-ladder-through-the-lens-of-21st-century-skills/
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The 7 Habits Of Effective Connected Educators - Edudemic

The 7 Habits Of Effective Connected Educators - Edudemic | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
Whether you're using technology a lot or just dipping your proverbial toes in the digital water, this quick set of tips is perfect for connected educators.

Via John Evans
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1. Always start with the why

2. Malleable and adapt easily

3. Embrace Change

4. Share... a lot

5. Think win-win-win-win

6. Extremely thorough... think 2 steps ahead

7. Actively care

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Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games

Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
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The researchers found that, for each team, the student actively performing the game tasks was much more likely to stay engaged – but that the second student would often lose focus.

“This is a very useful finding, because we can use it to improve game design to better keep the attention of the ‘navigator,’ or second student,” says Dr. Kristy Boyer, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work. “For example, we could assign tasks to the navigator that are critical to team success and make sure that each student has an opportunity to take the controls during each gameplay session.”

 
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The Rising Cost of Not Going to College | IssueLab

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College | IssueLab | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs produced by the social sector.
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On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment -- from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time -- young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education. And when today's young adults are compared with previous generations, the disparity in economic outcomes between college graduates and those with a high school diploma or less formal schooling has never been greater in the modern era.

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10 Innovative Educational Programs Run By Google - Edudemic

10 Innovative Educational Programs Run By Google - Edudemic | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
From elementary school to college, there are a host of innovative educational programs run by Google you should know about and join!
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Sources of creative ideas for integrating teaching and research.

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

 

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 8:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 2:06 AM
Why school librarians are critical to digital learning
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Effective Mathematics Instruction — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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The National Research Council’s Concept of “Mathematical Proficiency”

“The integrated and balanced development of all five strands of mathematical proficiency [shown below] …should guide the teaching and learning of school mathematics.”

Conceptual understanding— comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, and relations
Procedural fluency—skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately
Strategic competence—ability to formulate, represent, and solve mathematical problems
Adaptive reasoning—a capacity for logical thought, reflection, explanation, and justification
Productive disposition— habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy. (Kilpatrick, et al., 2001, p. 11)

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Meet WorldKit, the projector that turns everything into a touchscreen | Digital Trends

Meet WorldKit, the projector that turns everything into a touchscreen | Digital Trends | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
Touch technology using only a Kinect and a projector transforms homes into giant, multi-surface touchscreens – and allows computing without the computer.

Via Jimmy Johnston MBE
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Finally. Tom Cruise had one a decade ago!

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Flipped Learning Network

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Flipped Learning Network Resource Page

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Faculty frequently mention having interest in a flipped classroom. This resource may be helpful in determining how to apply the concept in one's own class.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:24 AM

More flipped classroom: the way our students are interested in...by themselves

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:05 AM

As the technology grows more availalbe, the Flipped Learning Model offers some very intersting potential related to :Bring Your Own Device.  While in the process of solving a problem, a student can access the content material on a tablet, school computer or the student's own smart phone, right there in class.  This keeps it fresh and present when needed.

Jordi Castells's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:47 AM

A free online professional learning community for teachers interested in flipped classrooms.

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8 Roles of The 21st Century Library and Information Specialist ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Roles of The 21st Century Library and Information Specialist ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
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When people comment about how schools are the same today as when they went to school (and their grandparents), I always wonder if they have been to a school library. These have changed in big ways and the profession is changing in step.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:58 AM

Libraries are dynamic institutions.

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.


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Great overview of assessments in education.

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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:41 AM

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 2:02 AM

Do you like standardized testing?

Can we stop measuring  students?

Dee KC's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:25 PM

following the DfE's assessing without levels guidance this looks like  god place to start when reviewing how you measure progress

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Decommissioned NOAA Satellite could create Severe Weather Forecasting Blind Spot in 2014

Decommissioned NOAA Satellite could create Severe Weather Forecasting Blind Spot in 2014 | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System is nearing the end of its lifespan. When decommissioned, NOAA will lose some of the essential weather data provided by the system for between 17 to 53 months, the GAO found. The blind spot could materialize as early as 2014. 

 

Polar-orbiting satellites are often used to provide data about severe weather. They typically can forecast storms three to five days out. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) will replace NOAA’s current constellation, but there could be a multi-year degradation of data between the time the current polar-orbiting satellite is decommissioned and when the JPSS is fully functional, the report said.

 

“A satellite data gap would result in less accurate and timely weather forecasts and warnings of extreme events, such as hurricanes, storm surges and floods. Such degradation in forecasts and warnings would place lives, property and our nation’s critical infrastructures in danger,” said the GAO in its 2013 High Risk Report.


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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Dennis T OConnor, Stewart-Marshall, Anne Whaits
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This caused me to reflect on the ways in which mobile learning is transforming learning. What it the interplay between a structured curriculum and unstructured "self-guided" learning? What are the implications for those who are not curious? Those who do not actively seek to learn?

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Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 7:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
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A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 11:39 AM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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EdLeader21 & P21 Webinar: Step 1 - Adopting Your Vision

What does implementation of 21st century education really look like? In order to help schools and districts with this work, the Partnership for 21st Century ...
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This is an hour-long webinar to provide extensive background and some guidance on 21st Century Skills - STEM

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Research Design Principles for Studying Learning with Digital Badges | HASTAC

Research Design Principles for Studying Learning with Digital Badges | HASTAC | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
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Web-enabled digital badges are quickly transforming the way that learning is recognized in schools and in informal learning contexts. But there are few examples or models for studying digital badges. This post introduces six design principles for studying learning with digital badges that are emerging in the Design Principles Documentation Project supported by the MacArthur Foundation. These principles distinguish between summative, formative, and “transformative” research, and between using conventional forms of evidence and using the evidence contained in digital badges.  

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