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On the value or otherwise of SAMR, RAT etc. – Tilting at windmills? Updated 30 August, 2016: Added mention of @downes’ pointers to peer review literature using SAMR. Evolved into a small section There definitely seems to be a common problem when it comes to thinking about evaluating the use of digital technology in learning and teaching. Actually, there are quite a few, but the one I’m interested in here is how people (mostly teachers, but students as well – and perhaps should throw organisations in here as well) perceive what they are doing with digital technology. This is a topic that’s been picked up recently by some NGL folk as the course has pointed them to the SAMR model (originally), but now to the RAT model.

SAMR has a problem SAMR has received a lot of positive attention online, but there is also some negative reactions coming to the fore. A key problem people have with SAMR is the absence of a theoretical basis and peer-reviewed literature for SAMR. SAMR and literature Whether this is a critical weakness is arguable. What is the RAT model for? Digital Literacy Dover: The RAT, SAMr, Transformative Technology, & Occam's Razor. Digital technologies are all well and good, but if we're going to use these, can we at least make sure we are actually changing what is possible to achieve? For our students to learn? Probably the single greatest challenge in my role is to encourage ICT use that does not make the mistake of just replacing or substituting pixels for pages. There are two frameworks, SAMR and RAT, I prefer RAT, but for some reason SAMR seems to get a lot more attention, which is crazy in my opinion, it's far too complex to be of any really practical use, and it's often misinterpreted.

Replace, Amplify, Transform*—that's it. SAMR is almost impossible to pronounce, in English anyway, and while it's simpler than most, it can be simpler, without, I believe, losing anything that is crucial. But don't take my word, take Michael Fullan's: The RAT (or TAR if you prefer) I'd describe what RAT means, except that, well, there's no need—that's the beauty of it, it's obvious (if you speak English).

There are few answers: Teaching effectively with technology: TPACK, SAMR, RAT | BLOG. Teaching effectively is an ambitious task. Teaching effectively with technology may seem even more challenging – but tempting at the same time. There is a fast growing number of teachers who believe that technology in not yet another ‘gizmo’, another irritating dubious novelty on their well established way to success in education but a genuinely revolutionary invention which opens amazing possibilities in effective (and fascinating) teaching and learning. These teachers, however, keep asking: How do I do it? How to make it work best for me? The question is: How can teachers integrate technology into their teaching successfully?

What is truly needed is an ICT implementation model based on the assumption that teaching is an interaction between what teachers know and how they apply what they know in their unique classrooms. TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) Framework SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) Model SAMR model, popularized by Dr. Ressources. 1 in 3 presentation ADE2014 – iTunes U Bootcamps. EmailShare 0EmailShare During the Apple Distinguished Educators summit last week I had the honour to participare in the 1in3 Showcase. During these fast paced rounds of presentations a stopwatch counts down from 3:00 minutes in which you have the time to tell your story. Thanks to Fons van der Berg and Craig McNeil for filming my presentation. I added a video of my keynote and edited it together in Final Cut Pro using the multi-cam angle viewer function. Which worked surprisingly smoothly.

The SAMR animation below was made with Hype, a brilliant app for the Mac that easily creates HTML5 widgets. Related posts: Sketchnote: SAMR Model by Sylvia Duckworth. Thinking SAMR | Mr. C's SharesEase. I always teach lessons with the SAMR model in mind, but often wonder if I am truly interrupting the model correctly. After watching a math lesson evolve with the use of technology I put together the following model, based on my understanding of SAMR.

Below my model is my explanation. Do you agree with the model? Is my thinking correct? For reference, I’ve included Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura’s video that explain’s his SAMR model, An Introduction to the SAMR Model and SMAR in 120 Seconds. I believe that SAMR is still widely misunderstood and not used with consistency. Like this: Like Loading... SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning. Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog. SAMR.