SAMR Model of Technology Integration

TIM Model- while this is not the model we are using there are still some fantastic resources here. Be sure to take a look at the Digital Tools Index. 

There are different technology integration models and the SAMR model is the one that we are using here in Gering Public Schools. SAMR is the acronym for substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition.

Substitution- technology acts as a direct tool substitute with no functional change.

Augmentation- Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvements

Modification- Technology allows for significant task design

Redefinition- tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.

The act of putting a device in the hands of students will do nothing to increase engagement or learning. In order to achieve gains we have to do more with it than substitute it for things we already do. For example, simply moving a worksheet to a digital format is substitution. Creating a multiple-choice text using a self-grading Google Form is merely augmentation.