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SAMR Model

It is too easy to simply grasp at various tools and techniques and mistake doing so for worthwhile technology integration. We need to be more thoughtful and focused in our efforts to use technology in a meaningful way in our classrooms and courses. Just because we can doesn't always mean we should, and when we do, it should provide benefits. - Kelly Walsh, 

SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura,  the SAMR model provides a method for moving through degrees of taking on technology to identify more meaningful uses in teaching. A main goal is to get away from using “tech for tech’s sake”.
Check out Dr. Puentedura's blog for insight into the developer's vision of SAMR and other edTech topics!

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This presentation gives an introduction of the SAMR model using a specific task as a level-to-level example. 
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The following presentation shows multiple examples of technology programs for each level of the SAMR model. It also shows the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators that can be linked to the examples.
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