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Intro to SAMR

Thank you to Gail Ramirez for the SAMR examples and explanations. See our SAMR site here with more information about SAMR.What is SAMR?The SAMR teaching model was designed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. This model helps teachers create lessons / activities that increase student critial thinking and transform their learning experiences.

SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, & Redefinition. In the SAMR model teachers can reflect on their lessons / activities and use this guide to improve the student's learning experience. Moving to the next level on the SAMR model is not easy for teachers. They must be willing to take chances and step out of their comfort zone in order to make the jump to the next level.

Examples of moving to the next level.Below are some examples of what each level of SAMR looks likes. You may find when looking at your own lessons that trying to move up a level is not appropriate for the activity. That is OK. Not everything you do in your classroom …