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1:1 and the SAMR model

Posted: June 11, 2013 in 1:1, Learning..., technology

Our district has done a beautiful job of supporting us with plenty of opportunities for growth and preparation within the 1:1 model for the summer, and I look forward to taking the opportunity to learn, grow and prepare for next year.

The first online course for us is one about the SAMR model of technological integration.
Here is a video describing SAMR, if you are unacquainted:

And then a thoughtful blog post:
SAMR and the integration of technology

Finally, a cool matrix to look at that compares learning environments (constructed, active, goal-directed, etc.) with the SAMR integration types. (This is REALLY cool! Check it out. It even has videos that describe the various levels of integration in relation to the classroom/learning type!)

Technology Integration Matrix

Our task is to take a current lesson and kick it up a notch or two, more meaningfully creating technological integration. I’m on it!

Yesterday we got the official news: We are going to be a 1:1 iPad school! Every student in our school next year will be receiving an iPad and we will be moving forward as a staff to fully integrate technology in our classes and for our students with the ultimate aim of increasing student achievement.

I know there is SO much to think about in the 1:1 environment, and I am excited to learn, learn, learn! Do you have any resources I should check out and be inspired? I’d love to hear it!

Ultimately, I would love to have a fully integrated classroom, and will be looking forward to making strides with calendars/planners and even digital binders for the students in my AVID classes!