SAMR App Dice

Have you ever heard of the SAMR Model by Dr. Ruben Puentedura? The model statesThe Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning.  It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.
While one might argue over whether an activity can be defined as one level or another, the important concept to grasp here is the level of student engagement. One might well measure progression along these levels by looking at who is asking the important questions.  As one moves along the continuum, computer technology becomes more important in the classroom but at the same time becomes more invisibly woven into the demands of good teaching and learning. I found a great Thinglink below on the SAMR “smashed” with Bloom’s Taxonomy to integrate iPads in the Classroom below thanks to a recent tweet on Twitter.




After seeing this I of course was hit by inspiration and created a set of App Dice Based off this model. I updated a few apps to be included, check them out and enjoy.

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8 thoughts on “SAMR App Dice

  1. Ryan, please consider the complete lack of empirical research or any research provided by Puentedura and how SAMR is used (or more succinctly misused). Look at the references I provide in the post. Was going to include SAMR in my doctoral candidacy exam, but there is no peer-reviewed anything on it. In particular, look at Dr. Green’s paper on how TPACK and SAMR have been morphed into something else that is not even an appropriate use. And the open letter by Dr. Linderoth will certainly have you thinking about the merits of adopting an untested framework.


  2. Reblogged this on Gunnar Sewell and commented:
    Lining up activities facilitated by software against Bloom’s taxonomy. However, computer will never replace the nurturing role of good teachers any more than they will remove the need for good parenting.

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