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iPad Apps for SAMR in Upper Elementary | Learning Today. In early February I attended the EARCOS sponsored workshop at St. Mary’s International School Transforming Learning with the iPad with John Burns. During the first day of the workshop John went over using the iPad with the SAMR model, which I found very helpful for COETAIL Course 5. SAMR Model of Technology Integration Flickr Image: Some rights reserved by laura pasquini From John’s suggestions, lists I’ve found online, discussions I’ve had with colleagues, and trial and error in my classroom, I’ve put together a list of apps that could be useful in upper elementary.

Of course, depending on what you ask your students to do with the app could change the SAMR “status.” Substitution-Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change Digital Passport for Kids: This apps was made by Common Sense Media. Augmentation-Tech acts as a direct tool substitution, with functional improvement Wind Tunnel App John showed us this app during the workshop in February. SAMR : Model of Technology Integration. Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology. For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration to help them effectively use tech as a tool for learning.

I’ve adopted a few different tech integration models over the years, discussed the ideas with administrators for use as a starting point for tech integration, and kept the ideas front of mind as I invent and discover new ways for using technology as a tool for learning. Discussing the stages of tech integration has led to some thought provoking and inspiring conversations, but the ideas have not gained a lot of momentum in my face-to-face teaching environment until now. As many districts jump on board with 1:1 implementation, Apple’s use of the SAMR model as a framework for tech integration presents a consistent, clear and powerful message that is spreading! About SAMR Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through specific levels.

Image created by Dr. An Emphasis on Task Design. SAMR – The common truth. SAMR Model- Redefining a Lesson. SAMR-Model.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 464 pixels) Ruben Puentedura on Applying the SAMR Model Video. The SAMR Model Explained - imagineeasy-2. Share on Tumblr inShare0 The SAMR Model Explained Terry Roper 7 months agoApril 22, 2014 Great video explaining the SAMR model, would love to see more on same subject going into each example. Reply Your comment Steve Brewster 6 months agoMay 29, 2014 Good overview intro to SAMR ... encouraging me to follow through with learning more about it all and moving forward with using ed tech per the suggestions this video makes.

Josh Mika 23 days agoNovember 1, 2014 What makes your video different from the others out there is it 1) adequately explains SAMR in #edtech, but more importantly, 2) it recognizes that an app could be used at multiple levels (crucial difference). SAMR. The SAMR Model Explained By Students. f5e6642544d9dd07f3544d17cef7e5ba.jpg (JPEG Image, 736 × 520 pixels) SAMR in 120 Seconds.

Samr-table-examples.png (799×389) Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 4: Classroom Evaluations. Have you ever experienced one of those days when you feel like you're herding cats? You had plans to visit a few classrooms, catch up on some paperwork, and meet with a couple of teachers to discuss upcoming classroom observations. Unbeknownst to you, Murphy's Law had prepared a wonderful day full of great activities for you. Instead of getting any of your work done, you have to mitigate a fight between two students, call parents, and determine the appropriate discipline procedures. Maybe a few teachers called in sick and you do not have enough coverage in the classrooms.

Have parents ever been late for a scheduled meeting and pushed back your daily timeline? The list of possibilities is endless. Schedule an Online Meeting As daily schedules become further complicated throughout the school year, an online meeting may be another method to efficiently communicate with your staff. Immediate Feedback Record, Share, Discuss Example of a Traditional Evaluation vs. a Redefined Evaluation Redefined. Teachers Test Drive Google's Classroom. Google Classroom is still a few weeks away from its full-scale rollout, but some teachers already have their hands on the work in progress. The latest addition to the Google Apps for Education lineup is a cloud-based workflow that helps teachers and students communicate, share assignments and get real-time comments and grades.

The search-engine giant debuted the app in May, and since then, educators have been test-driving the features. Their experiences have been chronicled in detailed blog posts and videos. EdTechTeacher created a video walk-through of Classroom's features, showing teachers how they can create a class and populate it with the right group of students. The app integrates with Gmail and Drive to keep track of all assignments, with subfolders created for each class. Teachers can watch a ticker in real-time as completed assignments are submitted and can then follow up with grades and comments. Scheffer posted a 15-minute walk-through of the app’s features on YouTube. A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers.

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills. This summer I have been digging deeper into the SAMR model of tech integration to help educators embrace 1:1 learning and the changes it will bring about. SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts. A look at the big picture is helpful when trying to understand how to help students develop important 21st Century Skills at each level.

Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills I have created an interactive graphic of the SAMR Ladder to illustrate the big picture. Final Thoughts The learning that occurs as teachers climb up the SAMR ladder is what will eventually lead to successful lesson design. SAMR in 120 Seconds. SAMR/TPACK - iPad Bootcamp for Teachers. "Pad Wheel" SAMR success is NOT about Tech. Quick refresh If you aren’t aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R.

Puentedura – @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technology. It’s popular for introducing iPads in schools. More info here. Quick version:Substitution: Do old paper task on deviceAugmentation: Do old paper task digitally but now using an extra app featureModification: Students benefit from the versatility and combine new digital tools for new outcomesRedefinition: Students are collaborating and learning in ways previously not imagined Slow Progress Even in my school, the speed at which the staff as a whole move through the SAMR model from substituting tasks for their digital equivalent to redefining how they help students learn is slow, sometimes seeming to stall completely. New Focus 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. 1. 2. 3. SAMR.

TPACK and SAMR Model. Six Minutes with Ruben Puentedura. Using iPads to Transform Teaching and Learning. Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. -John Dewey One of the great things I’ve noticed in the last 2 years is how my teaching has evolved with the use of the iPads. It’s been a gradual shift, but the way I am using them now is different than the first pilot year in 2011. In the beginning, I was focused on integrating the iPads into our day and was very much “app” oriented. We had a lot of success that first year and my class data reflected that.

A subtle shift began last year when my students started taking charge of their own learning. This year, I’ve learned from my students, we’ve raised the bar, and kids continue to create their own content. Here is an example from Explain Everything. I have no idea what next school year will bring (and goodness knows, I am looking forward to enjoying my summer break!) Wherever you are in your classroom journey, it’s important to reflect on where you are and where you’ve been. Like this: Like Loading... Teaching with Technology in the Classroom - Getting Smart by Winifred Kehl - ed tech, education technology, Teaching.

Once upon a time, pedagogy and subject matter content were two separate domains. Teachers were expected to know their subject (reading, math, science, English, etc.) and they were expected to know how to teach a classroom of students. If that strikes you as odd and counterintuitive, you might have a man by the name of Lee Shulman to thank. In the 1980s, Shulman, an educational psychologist, introduced the idea of “pedagogical content knowledge” – knowledge of what methods to use to teach particular subject matter. (For example, check out this study on how to teach physics. ) Shulman argued that treating pedagogy as separate from content knowledge leads to learning environments not ideally suited for the educational task at hand. And this was before the debate over if and how to use technology in the classroom.

While pedagogy and content are no long considered mutually exclusive, the question of how to integrate technology into education may not be so nicely settled. SAMRAndTheFlippedClassroom. 5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom. The following piece is by the amazingly talented Adam Webster, Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching at a secondary school in Surrey, England.

He writes for both the Edudemic Magazine and his blog ‘ Cageless Thinking ‘ (worth bookmarking). This article originally appeared on Cageless Thinking and was cross-posted with Adam’s permission. 1. It’s not a laptop The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The fact that it isn’t a laptop, to me, is its greatest attribute: The SAMR model suggests that there are 4 degrees of sophistication for using technology in education: As you can see from the diagram (created using Paper by Fifty Three) the most sophisticated levels involve ‘Transformation’. I believe that the iPad makes transformation far more possible, indeed likely, than a laptop. 2. 3.

Yes, Apple devices are more expensive than most other devices. 4. 5.