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Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line

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The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences t...

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This sounds like just what I need to implement an interactive collaborative and constructivist classroom that allows for differentiation and explicit teaching according to needs.

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This blog posting by Susan Oxnevad is guided by Puentedura’s Questions and Transitions ( 2012)  and provides a blue print for how transformation might be achieved using readily available tools  i.e. a Wiki.

 

I was particularly interested in this learning activity because I saw it’s potential for allowing students to develop their own deep and rich understanding of words and through doing so also deepen their understanding of the topic or theme being studied.  

 

I imagined this activity would follow on from, or complement, explicit vocabulary instruction sequences such as those outlined by Marzano ( 2004  ) and Beck et al ( 2002  ) as well as specific content lessons that would be grounded in cognitivist learning theories.

 

 In the activity outlined by Susan Oxenvad, students are supported to use images to explore the subtle nuances of a word and link it in meaningful ways to a topic they are currently studying. This is an open ended task that supports students to construct their own interpretation of the word and their own individual links between the word and the topic. Posting their work to a wiki where peers comment on each other’s work and benefit from the insights of their peers simultaneously moves the activity “up the ladder” to  modification and into the sphere of social constructivism.

 

(I believe she has also modified the delivery of the task by providing students with a digital tool kit for understanding the task and providing students with a Digital Differentiation board ( created in thinglink http://www.thinglink.com/) which provides students with choices of search engines and tools to suit their learning style and needs.)

 

At the modification level, there are options in my context for providing students with an online collaborative space to share their work with classmates. The Learning Place offers the most readily available space for students to share and post their work either within in a Virtual Classroom or pages within an EdStudio (with the discussion function enabled).

 

The Learning Place's  Student Channel has opened up possibilities for students to share their work either as a presentation or interactive session via webconferencing  with other students across the state. The construction of this webconference would require students to work collaboratively to construct the best presentation of their ideas, an activity that draws upon social constructivist theories of learning.The task is redefined at students are able to interact via a range of modalities with an wide audience of their peers, in real time. 

 

 

 

 

Susan has based her learning project on a flexible wiki project 25 Australian Moods ( Betcher, 2010) )  which is constructed around the theme of Australia.

 

 

Beck, I. L., McKeown, M. G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: robust vocabulary instruction. New York: Guilford Press.

 

Betcher, C. (2010, August 26). Redesigning Learning Tasks: Part 3 | Betchablog. Betchablog | education + technology + ideas. Retrieved August 8, 2013, from http://chrisbetcher.com/2010/08/redesigning-learning-tasks-part-3/

 

R.J. Marzano. Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2004

Puentedura, R. (2012, August 23). Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog: The SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars. Hippasus. Retrieved July 21, 2013, from http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/archives/000073.html

 

 

Justine Crompton's comment, August 17, 2013 1:39 AM
An interesting blog posting. I work in a school which requires me too provide professional development opportunities for other teachers, mostly in the areas of curriculum implementation, resourcing and technology. I would find teaching staff how to strive for more effective technology integration by using the SAMR framework doable because it is simple and easy to understand. Helping teachers identify what they are already implementing at the various levels would aid confidence that they are capable of working at all levels. Guiding teachers within year level cohorts to examine units of works to modify and redefine activities where possible would promote constructivist learning by teachers. The SAMR example presented visually within the blog is something that could be presented to students as well as teachers as part of the learning cycle.
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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic

Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic | Curating ideas about learning theory in action | Scoop.it

Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.


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5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad

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Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.

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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

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A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)

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There seem to be several different sources to assist in making presentations interesting. The challenge for digital dinosaurs is being able to use and adapt them.

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John Shank's curator insight, March 28, 2013 3:19 PM

This is a neat tool.

Portia Chandler's curator insight, March 29, 2013 8:24 AM

If you like online videos, take a look at this!

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, April 29, 2013 3:23 PM
Just great!!!!!!!!!!
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Turning Students Into Teachers

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The best way to learn anything is to teach it to someone else . Isn't that what you've always been told? It's true ... and also a great philosophy to apply in…

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LIke Kylie this sits comfotably with my ideas of constructivism.

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Jesse Soininen's comment, August 20, 2013 3:20 PM
I just love your curated picks. Wonder and awe
Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:28 AM

Crystal clear. I truly cannot understand why we don't make any profit of this at schools. As a related issue, also absolutely worthy for  those high skilled learners at our own schools, instead of searching only  for individual gateways.

Randall Crosby's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:17 PM

Let our kids teach. They will learn more.

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Microsoft OneNote and Dyslexia

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Tips like audio note taking, visual tagging, and templates....

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Here is another way to encourage active learning through the use of technology. Many students with learning difficulty have trouble with note taking and organising their information. the use of one note gives them a tool to manage their learning in a better way.

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Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Curating ideas about learning theory in action | Scoop.it
Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech translation.
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Laura White Whiteman, CISA's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:09 AM

Technology can make such a difference for a student with dyslexia.  Get to know the apps that work best for you.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:38 AM

what wonderful opportunities are now available for our learners... just got to reach them all more efficiently....true personalised scaffolded learning is looking closer

Joyce Pederson, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 2013 11:51 AM

Parents often ask for help in locating appropriate apps for student with dyslexia. This is a great place to start!

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The new tools of digital learning

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Educational Technology Modules for EDTC 5310

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This one is great for a how to section once you have ideas of what you want to teach. You can then start thinking about how to engage the students in active learning.

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Kylie Joyce's comment, August 10, 2013 5:40 PM
I came across this same module during my 'discovery' process. A very valuable resource giving insight and explanations of how to embed the use of digital resources to transform the learning process.
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An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom: The Full picture is not about watching videos as homework.


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I  love the flipped classroom. How I wish to apply it still requires some thought but already ideas are bubbling. I love the way it sits beautifully within my pedagogical philosophy yet still has elements of explicit teaching. the biggest plus though is encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning.The biggest challenge then lies in how to makethe introduction and follow on meaningful and exciting and the tasks stimulating enough for the students to want to participate in.It fits beautifully with the SAMR model.

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Alyssa T. Cerroni's curator insight, June 23, 2017 8:33 AM

"The Flipped Classroom: The Full picture is not about watching videos as homework."

 

This quick video de-bunks myths about The Flipped Classroom and gives a holistic picture of how The Flipped Classroom works. The Flipped Classroom is experiential and leads to concept exploration.

Dena Van den Bosch's curator insight, June 27, 2017 3:05 PM
"Now what?" is the most important  question in a #flipclass
La French witch's curator insight, July 23, 2017 3:43 AM
Une illustration du concept de classe inversée. Vidéo en anglais. 
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10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: The eLearning Coach

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Twitter is a powerful platform for personal and professional learning, enrichment and growth. Find out how you can learn from Twitter.

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Flexible Learning Paths

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TOUCH this image

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Great shortcut to a variety of learning tools

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Sandy Shannon's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:23 PM

A collections of tools for supporting differentiation in online environments.

 

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An Interactive Tutorial: Google Presentation

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Google Presentation is a great tool for helping students construct knowledge about a topic as they create. Here is an interactive tutorial designed to demonstrate how to use some of the handy built in features.


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Google can be accessed by most students both at home and school. These tutorials will assist children with how to use the technology that has been set by the teacher (facilitator) to demonstrate the what of their learning to share with others and to comment on others' learning. This then redefines the activities.

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Elena Keating's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:40 AM

This particular item is a fantastic online resource for students to learn about how Google can be used to help track their research, and develop presentations collaboratively with others within their class to share. By doing so, this is a functional improvement to the technology in that now it has provided an opportunity to augment the production of a presentation on line in time with someone other than the original author. It now fits into Connectivist theory because of the social interaction. It creates an artefact to demonstrate learning and can involve student selected options to display the learning .The teacher is now no longer ‘the sage on the stage” but “the guide on the side”.

Learners are encouraged to create their own pathway in learning and can utilize as little or as much of the technology to help them gather the information, store it and retrieve it as and when needed. They may choose to reject some of the data, or alter the presentation to suit their own understandings and preferred learning style.

I like the way the this tool allows the student to create their own topic. Once again taking on responsibility for their own learning.

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Google Docs for Learning

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A regularly updated source of resources dedicated to sharing great ways to use Google Docs for Learning

 

http://bit.ly/RshIKM


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you have to love it

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Kamakshi Rajagopal's comment, April 12, 2013 1:09 PM
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Jonathan Brown's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:26 PM

Google Docs within a hybrid delivery model.

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Education Futures | Designing Education 3.0

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I agree Kylie. Sad but true. By the time you have read an article and internalised the content then transformed some of the ideas into your own teaching practise ther is little time for the sharing. Perhaps the comments through the scoop will encourage peers to investigate further and hence promote further discussion. Wes your enthusiasm to your role as a teacher is fantastic. keep it up. your students must love the fact that you are so involved.

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Brett Taylor's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:23 PM

Education 1, 2 ... 3 - really need to allocate time as an individual and with my team to putting some serious thought into where we would like to see community and workplace education heading - don't wish to be the one working in the realm of 1.0 while other educational sectors are at 3.0+!

Wes Heberlein's comment, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM
I agree with you to Kylie but as I say to my colleagues at work that sometimes its more beneficial in the long run to have these conversations or allow students time to undertake alternative activities if you can see results being reaped in the end.
Wes Heberlein's comment, August 13, 2013 12:41 PM
Elena thanks for the compliment :) I know they appreciate the enthusiasm, motivation and support. Really helps them to thrive.
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Prezi - Ideas matter.

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Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.

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What a great way to share information and get interaction from students. I can see it as a learning tool in that students can gain information and then share their own insughts into the presentation to apply their knowledge.

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Brett Taylor's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:13 PM

Funnily enough, I was first attracted to Prezi by the name – an Australian-sounding nickname for a presentation tool that was touted as a PowerPoint alternative and more just had to be investigated.

 

In essence, Prezi is PowerPoint or Keynote - only the single slide you use can be as geographically large as you would like and operate on three layers if desired.

 

It can cope with a variety of text options, images as backgrounds or features, embedded video but uniquely, it allows the educator to take the learner – even though the learner is perhaps the one driving the session – on a journey of interest across and through content using a multi-point zoomable canvas as the slide.

 

Further, and this is where it potentially surpasses other presentation tools, it allows real-time collaborative opportunities on both traditional presentations and mind-mapping style outputs – just the constructivist pedagogical space one wishes to be working within.

 

For me, this is the area where Prezi can afford a significant boost into constructivist teaching and learning and move learner interaction into the transformational end of the SAMR model of Puentedura, which as Loader (2012) notes, “defines a system which you can use to measure your application of technology, or it’s level of use”.

 

In the community and workplace sector, Prezi has become a common tool for a range of learning activities. From a simple augmented approach whereby health-related content is presented as a visual treatment flowchart for patients through to true collaborative operations that enables department heads and board members to co-create in real time a redefined version of an annual report that will be showcased to members and supporters, Prezi has the scope to offer learning and teaching opportunities across the levels of the SAMR model, but particularly, utilising the sharing options and collaborative features, within the modification and redefinition levels.

 

Significantly, as Lee and McLoughlin (2011) state, technology in and of itself will not revolutionise education (p. 21), so the effective use of Prezi in the generation of desired learning outcomes is very much dependent on an educator who is aware of 21st Century educational practice and who can contextualise learning to the degree required by both the learner and eventual industry field of practice.

 

Lee M. J. W. and McLoughlin, C. (2011). Web 2.0-based e-learning. Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching. Retrieved from http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/Final-typeset-chapter1.pdf

 

Loader, D. (2012). Applying the SAMR model into education. Adobe Education Leaders. Retrieved from http://blogs.adobe.com/educationleaders/2012/10/applying-the-samr-model-into-education.html

Brett Taylor's comment, August 13, 2013 5:09 AM
The free Prezi account available allows you pretty much full functionality, excepting some features such as logo change, but your Prezis will be public - worth the time to experiment with this tool I think.
Justine Crompton's comment, August 17, 2013 4:52 AM
The globalisation of business now requires employees to collaborate over vast geographic distances. Teaching our students to use Prezi to create and present collaboratively or independently would equip them with ICT skills to enable them to enter this workforce work ready. I imagine much of the learning in using Prezi would be transferrable to other applications. Working with students from another school could promotes the social side of ICT use. Definitely a tool to redefine tasks.
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Free Phonics Genius App

Nice free phonics IPhone and IPad with flashcard quiz mode and new articulation practice. 6000 words. Phonics Genius App

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Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:29 PM

Just found out my son is dyslexic and phonological awareness is a big deficiency - so we'll try this, although if it doesn't have some video game like entertainment then he might not be interested!

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Learn how Google Hangouts are being used by Educators to Engage Students and Collaborate Globally

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Looking to use Google Hangouts in your classroom? Ever want to know how to add a lower third to your video profile? The TechEducators are here to show you how to do this. Watch the TechEducator Pod...
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Amazon.com: The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture eBook: Jackie Gerstein: Kindle Store

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Amazon.com: The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture eBook: Jackie Gerstein: Kindle Store.  Chapters are: What is the Flipped Classroom; Problems and Issues with the Flipped Classroom; The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture; How The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture Supports Universal Design for Learning; The Flipped Classroom in Higher Education; Mobile Learning and the Flipped Classroom; An Example Lesson; and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education.


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Antonio E Refre's curator insight, January 12, 2014 6:29 AM

The Flipped Classroom is a pedagogical strategy very much applicable in the K-12 Program of Studies.

 

Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 2014 4:14 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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15 Digital Tools that Support Project-Based Learning - Learning Unlimited

15 Digital Tools that Support Project-Based Learning - Learning Unlimited | Curating ideas about learning theory in action | Scoop.it

hese days, my mind is frequently on the Common Core and helping educators grapple with the new standards and expectations for literacy learning. As we know, one of the major shifts in the ELA Standards is the expectation (and requirement) that students will be reading much more nonfiction and informational text resources. Project-Based Learning is a natural way for students to be immersed in real-world reading for real-world purposes.

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This site not only gives some great apps for your own planning but provides some great links to other sites showing apps that fit the primary school setting and could be used to assist students with learning difficulties to communicate and share ideas in a safe environment.

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eSynergy - Minnesota eLearning Summit Day One: Full Notes | Blandin on Broadband

eSynergy - Minnesota eLearning Summit Day One: Full Notes | Blandin on Broadband | Curating ideas about learning theory in action | Scoop.it

Today I attended the first day of the Minnesota eLearning Summit Day. It’s fun to see what’s happening with education and how schools, teachers and students are handling the transition.

 

There were two themes that emerged today: MOOCs and motivations.

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses – the big (often higher ed level) classes many of us have read about. The idea is one teach taking on tens of thousands of students. The learning is done through mini-video lectures, self- and peer-assessment.

 

Motivation was the other theme. How do we leverage gaming and technology to help kids learn? A really nice tidbit – students are motivated by intrinsic rewards. More importantly, gaming and technology can be used to build critical skills (problem solving and creative thinking) for today and the future.

 

If you’re not a teacher, Gamification and Game-Based Learning session (notes below) might be most interesting to help you think about how online motivation can be used in and outside of the education! If you are a educator, Creating and Using Flexbooks Based on Minnesota Content Standards  (notes below) is a good place to learn about customizable online curriculum.

 

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