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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"I was thinking today that I had to make it clear that competency with technology is not the first issue you should worry about if you want to make SAMR progress. The issue to tackle first is the teaching conventions and mindsets amongst the staff, and for this you need some pretty simple and effective arguments.

So here are some I’ve used to move staff on a little:"

John Pearce's insight:

One of the problems with mass adoption of education models is the way in which the models are 'massaged' to suit purposes other than what they do best. Most models have been developed to describe and categorise behaviours. They're often great for use as the basis for generating discussion. Where they to often fall down is when they become the basis for a curriculum guide into which practice is inserted according to a perceived hierarchy.

 

So it is with SAMR where writers such as Richard Wells are beginning to question some uses of the model. 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 26, 4:20 PM

Could not agree more. It is about the willingness to embrace a growth mindset.

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Moving Beyond Substitution with iPads | Jenny Jongste

Moving Beyond Substitution with iPads | Jenny Jongste | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"In my many web wandering I find countless snippets of information that can be useful in many different contexts. One such nugget I love to use is the SAMR model developed by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura (Twitter: @rubenrp )." Jenny then goes on to share some examples of apps to suit SAMR across English, Maths, Science and History.

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I have iPads in the Classroom. Now What?

You might be one of the teachers who is excited about the possibilities or apprehensive and fearful of the seemingly overwhelming task in front of you how to ma
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Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has prepared this great Sldeshare which looks to assist teachers wondering about whether iPads are for them or not. It draws on SAMR as well as some other app categorisation tools as well as some more subject specific ideas. 

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