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SAMR and EdTech Integration

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5 TCEA Presentations You Need to See! 5 TCEA Presentations You Need to See! I have five TCEA Presentations that I want to share with you this week! I have had the privilege of presenting at many conferences over the last several years. I enjoy connecting with educators face-to-face and sharing ideas. Earlier this month, I presented at the TCEA convention. If you aren’t familiar with TCEA, it is the Texas Computer Educators Association and an ISTE affiliate. I shared five presentations at TCEA this year, and they are loaded with ideas, tips, tricks, freebies and more, and I have embedded each one of my presentations on this page for you.

. – Shake Up Learning with Google Keep – 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 – 10+ Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do! – Dynamic Learning with G Suite – Go BEYOND with Dynamic Learning Did you know I share a lot of my presentations on Shake Up Learning? Don’t miss out on all the other TCEA resources and ideas shared. 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 CLICK HERE to open. CLICK HERE to open. 17 Formative Digital Assessment Tools That Help You Know Students. A big benefit of doing formative assessment properly is that we get to know our students really well. But why is this important? It has to do with the fact that teachers don’t actually create learning, but rather encourage and facilitate it. Only learners create learning, but teachers guide the process by responding to student performance. This is where knowing our students well through assessment comes into play.

Tony Vincent of Learning in Hand provides a list of terrific digital assessment tools in Know Students Better: 17 Tools for Formative Assessment. These are perfect tools for really getting to know students through our assessments. In his article, Tony also stresses the intrinsic value of knowing students through effective assessment: “When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Today we are living in a world where the one constant is that nothing is constant. SAMR Lesson Design Presentation. Used Effectively or Simply Used? - ASCD 2015 - Google Slides. Push My Thinking: TPACK or SAMR or ? – ED TECH COACHING.

**Update 4/26/14: I LOVE the responses to this post; they made me consider a lot of different ways of looking at TPACK and SAMR, and really stretched my thinking. If you read this post, also read the comments- and check out the links that some people have included! I’m going to preface this post by saying that I think both TPACK and SAMR are incredibly useful frameworks- and I use them a lot in my work with education technology. While I don’t want to completely discount either framework in this post, I do want to start a discussion- and explain why I am currently not finding them completely effective in my work with teachers.

TPACK looks at the collaboration between technology, pedagogy, and content and argues that teachers need knowledge of all three. I agree with this statement, but I don’t agree with how this framework is presented. Now, for SAMR. I made a graphic to summarize that argument— starting with pedagogy, then focusing on being more effective and more efficient. 8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle. The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using “tech for tech’s sake”.

We recently discussed the SAMR model during an Academic Technology Work Group meeting at The College of Westchester. Following are 8 examples of the SAMR process, each taking an example of a typical classroom exercise that does not use technology and walking it through each phase of SAMR. The goal of this exercise was to help me (and readers) better understand the SAMR model, and to really see how lessons and assessments can be transformed while considering the benefits of evolving them through these stages. Lesson: Writing a Short Paper Lesson: Art/Painting. Making SAMR work for us – …have laptop, will travel. Technology, when integrated into the curriculum, revolutionizes the learning process. Teachers who recognize computers as problem-solving tools change the way they teach. They move from a behavioral approach to a more constructivist approach.From edutopia.org The Background Info: I think to fully understand some of the things that I will talk about in this post, I need to give you a quick rundown of the current setup we have going at my school.

I am in my second year of being a technology integration specialist. This year our school is going through a WASC accredidation and, if you have ever been part of any sort of accredidation process, you know how time-intesive they can be. Integration: Now that you have a better understanding of where my school is at and where we are going, I can dive into my vision for technology integration and how I think it can work for my (future) classroom and the classrooms all around my school. Assessment: On my search, I found 2 approaches to this. Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom. Evaluating the use of technology in a classroom environment is not something most administrators are trained to do. It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that every student is using a computer, but how do you really assess if and what type of learning is taking place?

In the past, I have had administrators tell me “I walked into the teacher’s room and all the students were on laptops.” As though just the site of students working on laptops meant they were engaged in the learning process. I have been trying to wrap my head around a simple way for administrators to evaluate the use of technology in the classroom (a thank you to Dennis Harter who got me thinking about this). When most administrators evaluate teachers during the evaluation process, they have some sort of check sheet they are working from either mental or as part of a school’s evaluation process. I remembered a Marc Prensky article in Edutopia in which he talks about the typical process of technology adoption: 8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle.