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    Office of Innovation 

    Educational Technology

    Ms. Naheelah Irving 
    Technology Coordinator


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    Technology Integration Frameworks
     "SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students" - Kathy Schrock
    • The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning.  It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology. 
      While one might argue over whether an activity can be defined as one level or another, the important concept to grasp here is the level of student engagement. One might well measure progression along these levels by looking at who is asking the important questions.  As one moves along the continuum, computer technology becomes more important in the classroom but at the same time becomes more invisibly woven into the demands of good teaching and learning.


      Technology is Learning
      8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR

    Technology Integration Models / Model Descriptions

    Five Characteristics of a Meaningful Learning Environment

    Active Learning: Engaging Students’ Minds. The Active characteristic makes the distinction between lessons in which students passively receive information and lessons in which students discover, process, and….

    Collaborative Learning: Building Knowledge in Community. A successful collaborative learning environment doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a sense in which it’s both the hardest and the easiest….

    Constructive Learning: Making Connections. The Constructive characteristic describes instruction in which students to use technology tools to connect new information to their existing knowledge….

    Authentic Learning: Mirroring the Real World. Students are more likely to be interested in what they are learning, more motivated to learn new concepts and skills, and better prepared to succeed….

    Goal-Directed Learning: Escape from the “Schoolwork Box”. When learners are actively and willfully trying to achieve a cognitive goal, they think and learn more because they are fulfilling an intention….