Archive for November 21, 2014

SAMR – Design Learning for Engagement, Part 1


Part 1:  Gears of Transformation, Technology Integration:  SAMR Model Revised

Note:  This is Part 1 in a 3-part series of posts about the SAMR Model.  Future posts will examine the SAMR Model as it relates to digital badge learning design and teacher professional development.

SAMR-Gears of Transformation


The SAMR Model, created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D., offers us a ladder approach for thinking about how technology integration can enhance learning and transform how learning happens today.  As educators, it is up to us to think creatively about how technology tools can engage students in creating, problem solving, innovating, researching and connecting with the wider world.

I prefer to think about the road to transformative learning design as an interconnected proposition, where each cog in the machine moves us closer to lighting up connected learners.  Read more