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SAMR - Teaching Above the Line

A collection of resources that help fully understand the SAMR model for approaching educational technology with a learning purpose-based mindset.

SAMR Model applied to everyday Apps used in the classroom

The SAMR Model can simply be applied effectively to Apps that you use in the classroom. This graphic is not intended to be an exhaustive list but it will give you an idea of how you can integrate the SAMR Model into your teaching and learning. Author of graphic -@danielbbudd

SAMR success is NOT about Tech

Quick refresh If you aren't aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R. Puentedura - @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technology. It's popular for introducing iPads in schools. More info here. Quick version: Substitution: Do old paper task on device Augmentation: Do old paper...

SAMR Ladder and 21st Century Skills by Susan Oxnevad

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SAMR Model by Susan Oxnevad

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SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. I am not sure how much acquainted you are with this model but I have already featured several interesting resources on SAMR here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. In a nutshel, think about SAMR model as a blueprint scaffolding your technology integration into education.

Digital Discoveries - Intro to SAMR

In this segment of Digital Discoveries, Mr Holt goes over the SAMR Model. What is it used for, and how it can be used in the Classroom.

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model

Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That's how I felt about Allan Carrington's clever ' Padagogy Wheel' which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences.

SAMR Model and Starbucks Coffee

As you probably know, the SAMR model is a four-tiered approach to educational technology integration. The lowest level of technology integration is the S , or Substitution, where a classroom product is merely substituted in technology with what you could have done with pen and paper.

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line

As I strive to design projects at the Redefinition level I realize that this level has no boundaries. The SAMR model truly covers the entire spectrum of tech integration. Every lesson, activity and designer has an entry point and those at the highest levels can be continually challenged to redefine learning.

Apps in Education

Poster showing apps in their possible SAMR level

SAMR in 120 Seconds

This is a quick introduction to the SAMR Model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. It is not meant to be an in-depth view of the model. For more information, visit

Putting Activities Through the SAMR Exercise

Part of learning in 2014 is NOT to just CONSUME information, but to also contribute and create information. If you enjoy reading the information and resources shared here on the Langwitches blog or via my Twitter feed, consider taking the time to contribute.




"SAMR, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning, was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D.. The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences to lead to high levels of achievement for students."

iPads for education

The nineteen participating schools demonstrated significant improvements in literacy and numeracy in NAPLAN between 2009-2011. This initiative will allow for the creation of new tasks that have previously been inconceivable without the use of tablet technology. The iPad device will be used in literacy and numeracy to enhance and complement existing exemplary teaching strategies already in place.

How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks

The SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) model is a framework used to evaluate the technology being employed (or that you'd like to employ) in your classroom. Basically, it offers a way for you to look at how technology integration might affect teaching and learning.

SAMR Model for Technology Integration

Pins about SAMR Model for Technology Integration hand-picked by Pinner Deb Hicks | See more about educational technology, technology and 21st century skills.


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SAMR Model: Explained

Watch this video to learn about the SAMR model! Brought to you by EasyBib! Check out these sites to learn more about SAMR: Ruben Puentedura's SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars Information on Ruben Puentedura Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: SAMR

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

TCEA is upon us and clearly SAMR is a hot topic. I had the pleasure to meet the father of the SAMR model ( check out recaps of his sessions HERE), Dr. Ruben Puentedura ***, last year at iPad Summit and have spent the past few months digesting, research, and curating SAMR resources for teachers.

Taking a Dip in the SAMR Swimming Pool

I recently got to watch the SAMR master himself, Dr. Ruben Puentedura take the stage at iPad Summit Boston. His SAMR model research is based on years of observing one-to-one technology integration in Maine's Student Laptop initiative (now called MLTI as we love acronyms in education).