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The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EdTech, SAMR, Teaching

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EdTech, SAMR, Teaching
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. Related:  Technology: Practicemighty mid market

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

CCA Crowdfunding - What does the SEC's historic action mean to YOU? Two days ago the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made one of the largest changes to securities regulation in nearly 80 years. US private companies and entrepreneurs that need to raise capital, will now be able to market their company's investment opportunity publicly to "accredited investors" (individuals with over $1M in liquid net worth or incomes over $200,000/year) via social media, print materials, email and other means. This is a huge change. Until 48 hours ago private companies were prohibited from saying anything publicly about raising capital and all solicitation had to be done in private. What does this mean for you now? For the US - In 2012, less that 10% of investors who could qualify as "accredited investors" actually invested in private companies. Yesterday's SEC vote was a huge step towards full crowdfunding and we hope to see the SEC issue draft rules for US crowdfunding in September. Want to understand more about the change in the law? All our best, NEW!

10 ways to reach SAMR’s redefinition level Redefinition is at the top of the SAMR model, and most educators want to know how the can reach it. Here are several ideas for redefining learning with technology. (Image via Dr. Ruben Puentedura via hippasus.com) When I saw Dr. 1. 2. If you’re where I was when I asked question 1 above, here’s your brief synopsis: SAMR is a technology integration model that basically shows the way to get the most out of your technology in the classroom. Redefinition is at the top of the SAMR model, but that doesn’t mean that you “win” or that you’re doing it right only if you reach redefinition. But redefinition is the Holy Grail. At a recent conference, I was asked for some redefinition examples, and I realized that that’s what we’re all really looking for: ideas we can modify so we can get there too. Here are 10 ideas for reaching SAMR’s redefinition level: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. eBook authors: Creating an eBook opens students’ work up to a global audience. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Related November 8, 2016 In "Ed Tech"

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? After a brief overview, follow a detailed, four-step process for creating an authentic assessment. All good assessment begins with standards: statements of what we want our students to know and be able to do. Authentic assessments are often called "tasks" because they include real-world applications we ask students to perform. To assess the quality of student work on authentic tasks, teachers develop rubrics, or scoring scales. A guide to constructing good, multiple-choice tests, to complement your authentic assessments Wonder what a term means? Jon's Book

ACOT2 ACOT2 has identified six design principles for the 21st century high school: Understanding of 21st Century Skills and Outcomes Establishes as a baseline that educators, students and parents must be well versed in the 21st century skills that students need to acquire to be successful. Teachers should be able to make relevant and useful choices about when and how to teach them, and whether or not students are making progress toward their personal demonstration of accomplishment. Rethinking what we teach must come before we can rethink how we teach. Relevant and Applied Curriculum Offers an innovative vision of what the learning environment should become by applying what we know about how people learn and adapting the best pedagogy to meet the needs of this generation of learners. Informative Assessment A Culture of Innovation and Creativity Acknowledges the fuel that drives today’s global economy and, in turn, its importance in both student learning and the school environment.

Accelerating change In futures studies and the history of technology, accelerating change is a perceived increase in the rate of technological (and sometimes social and cultural) progress throughout history, which may suggest faster and more profound change in the future. While many have suggested accelerating change, the popularity of this theory in modern times is closely associated with various advocates of the technological singularity, such as Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil. Early theories[edit] In 1938, Buckminster Fuller introduced the word ephemeralization to describe the trends of "doing more with less" in chemistry, health and other areas of industrial development.[1] In 1946, Fuller published a chart of the discoveries of the chemical elements over time to highlight the development of accelerating acceleration in human knowledge acquisition.[2] In 1958, Stanislaw Ulam wrote in reference to a conversation with John von Neumann: Mass use of inventions: Years until use by a quarter of US population

Go Where You Grow | The opposite of growth is death. Information Literacy Skills | National Forum on Information Literacy The overarching goal of k-20 education is simple – to produce independent, self sufficient lifelong learners who can successfully navigate the competitive challenges of post secondary educational and/or workplace opportunities. However, in today’s world, the teaching and learning process for doing so has become extremely complex. Our rapid transformation into a technology driven, information society has dramatically altered the k-16 teaching and learning landscape. In order to produce these types of digital citizens, we need to ensure that all learners develop the information literacy skill set that will provide them with a host of options and opportunities, beneficial not only to them individually, but also to our nation as well. K-8 Information Literacy Instructional Blueprint Information literacy is a learner centric instructional template that, if applied strategically, can foster the development of independent, self sufficient learners.

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