Come over here ...

Where on the ladder?


3 Questions - 1 Answer

• If you had to pick one topic from your classes that best exemplifies why you became fascinated with the subject you teach, what would that be?

• Is there a topic in your class that a significant number of students get stuck on and fail to progress beyond?

• Which topic from one of the classes you teach would, if deeply understood, best serve the interests of your students in future studies or in their lives outside school?
Clever Wall Mural in Yellow Springs, Ohi by UGArdener, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License  by  UGArdener 

Designing A SAMR Ladder

What does it look like at the ...

Substitution Level: Documentation. Collecting and Sharing Information (web search, note-taking, worksheets).
Pro Tip: Set the stage for later levels by using a tool like Google Docs, Titan Pad, digital notes, or a mind mapping tool. Little to no collaboration here.

Augmentation Level: Content connections. Personalizing. Use a visualization tool to show connections between ideas and information (World, Mindmap, Infographic).
e.g. What if we renamed each of the US states with the Country whose GDP most closely matches the GDP of that state?
US States and Country GDP.png

Modification Level: Explain/Teach what you've learned; networks of ideas connecting content to larger ideas/patterns. Create an artifact that summarizes your learning for an audience other than the teacher and published online somewhere (Video, Comic, Slide Presentation). A KEY feature of moving from Augmentation to Modification: Students have access to learning tasks that would be unavailable without technology being used.

Redefinition Level: Recontextualize. Still creating an artifact, but the context for what you are creating changes (relating your learning to a global context, or a different cultural context).