Cupcakes + iPads = SAMR

As you know I am a big fan of using the SAMR model when looking at technology use in the classroom (for a detailed rundown click here).

The SAMR model describes a “continuum of how technology is integrated in the classroom – moving from substitution to redefinition of classroom activity” but I stress to my staff that this isn’t scale from good to best, each activity may benefit differently from technology use in the classroom – figuring out what, when or even if is the key.

Check out my Cupcake Comic (soon to be the next big movie at a theatre near you…) below to see how some clever teachers are using Augmentation!

Augmentation involves some functional improvement but is still a direct tool substitute. The task has not changed but been enhanced slightly. For example, using some of the iPad’s built in tools such as the thesaurus, dictionary or speak mode to augment the classroom task.
Augmentation involves some functional improvement but is still a direct tool substitute. The task has not changed but been enhanced slightly. For example, using some of the iPad’s built in tools such as the thesaurus, dictionary or speak mode to augment the classroom task.
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