WTT v2 SAMR for Google Sites


Substitution – Sites becomes the online version of what is typically delivered and produced in classroom:

  • Teachers put content online in a 24/7 accessible site
  • Students use Sites as a portfolio/assignment option, using basic templates provided by Google

Augmentation – It allows the inclusion of items that the traditional classroom wouldn’t have time or space for:

  • Teachers include supplementary items like:
    • helpful videos about skills or concepts
    • links to extra reading materials
    • pdfs of the textbook so that it can be read aloud to students, using Google Accessibility Tools
  • Students include:
    • Basic searched copyright-free visuals and videos
    • Photographs of their work and projects (including some stages of production)

Modification – Both groups can change what they include, limited only by what they can actually create and envision:

  • Teachers change and create the items they offer, including items like Google Forms at regular intervals to allow any-time formative assessment, and interactive items that allow student acceleration, remediation and choice; teachers include items that they create using Google compatible apps (charts, publications, blogs, etc.)
  • Students effortlessly collaborate, with group members all editing partner work; they integrate seamless use of medias, student-created visuals and videos, charts and other graphics created in compatible applications like Lucidchart - this becomes the norm that students are creating and editing

Redefinition – Audiences and curation outside of the classroom audience now become possible; personalization is the norm because teachers and students are creators:

  • Teaching materials are student-personalized, offered in a vast variety of mediums, and available to all learners, both in the classroom and globally; all materials are globally accessible because of the seamless integration of accessibility tools; teachers collaborate globally on content delivery
  • Students take over the design and content of their portfolios and sites; site interaction has global possibilities