While visiting other blogs I came across a very useful one by Alana Cullen. In her blog, Alana Cullen, wrote that the SAMR model was introduced and highly recommended to all teachers looking to use effective information and communication technologies. SAMR stands for: Substitution, Augumentation, Modification and Redefinition. Aim of the SAMR model is to: engage in deep learning and authentic contexts. Like the RAT model (Replacement, Amplification, Transformation) the SAMR can be used as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of ICT’s used in the classroom.
I think I will have a go at using this model during practicum to see if it is an effective tool when planning to use ICTs in the classroom. Hopefully it will be!
The following link that Alana Cullen gave to the SAMR ladder. It is an interactive graphic with videos, articles and research that can be easily used by teachers planning for rich ICT learning sessions. The ladder guides the teacher through the SAMR model offering reflective tools and questions designed by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.