Creating Lessons through the SAMR Model


joe daleThis month, edWeb community Reinventing the Classroom held it’s first webinar! Webinar presenter, independent languages consultant Joe Dale, examined the SAMR model developed by Dr. Rubin Puentedura, which provides a useful framework for helping teachers rethink how they design activities that involve the use of technology. Joe drew on practical examples to explore the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and finally Redefinition stages of the model, suggesting how previously inconceivable tasks can be achieved which transform learning and allow educators to ‘teach above the line.’  Planning lessons which are relevant and challenge 21st century learners as well as engage and stretch them is essential, and the SAMR model is a helpful guide to aid this process. Joe also touched upon the importance of having a growth mindset when approaching the use of technology in the classroom as well as nurturing a personal learning network to facilitate global collaboration. If you like the idea of turning an original idea on its head and coming up with something which is far more engaging, relevant and important to young people, watch the webinar recording to learn about creating lessons through the SAMR model!

Join the Reinventing the Classroom community on and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar.  The slides, additional resources, and quiz are available in the Resource Library.

Reinventing the Classroom is a professional learning community (PLC) that shows teachers how they can use technology to revolutionize the learning process and the entire learning environment.  The community will feature free webinars and online discussions so teachers anywhere in the world can share ideas and resources on reinventing the classroom!  This program is sponsored by ClassFlow.

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