We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare. (What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?
If the SAMR model is new to you here is a brief explanation of the four letters that make it up:
S- Substitution - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change. A - Augmentation - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement. M- Modification - Tech allows for significant task redesign. R - Redefinition - Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.
The SAMR Model begins with Substitution (as in read the poster from the bottom up to more clearly understand the model), moving to Augmentation, then Modification and finishing with Redefinition.
The SAMR model is the work of Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D. from M.I.T. For more information on the SAMR model check out his website at http://hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.
For an indepth look you may want to check out the presentation from August 23, 2012 with the title "The SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars."
Wired The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom Wired Despite the obvious benefits, the influx of mobile technology in educational systems has also provoked backlash from parents and teachers alike, similar to the BYOD backlash witnessed...
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The real reform to higher education is going to occur as the balance between in-person and technology-enhanced education is refined. Successful MOOCs will demonstrate where such refinement is occurring.
These are some of the books that I’ve found inspiring. Have you read other books about teaching with technology that you really liked?
In my continual quest to learn about the best ways that technology is being leveraged to increase student engagement and enhance learning outcomes, some of the most inspiring material I’ve come across has been in these books, written by passionate teachers and education technology advocates. Here I share a few of my favorite books about education and technology, and I’m asking readers to please share theirs. I’d love to read more great material like this, and help make other educators aware of these wonderful resources!
"The iPad is a device that inherently inspires creativity. With its large, yet handheld screen and new 3.1 million pixel retina display that brilliantly showcases colors, crisp fonts, and detailed videos, it’s a dream for anyone obtaining an education. From elementary school children, to students studying for their Masters degree its no wonder that the iPad has become a key tool in many classrooms across multiple educational echelons."
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