OSAPAC and integrating technology (SAMR framework)

April 29, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

As per an announcement via EduGains:


“The SAMR model was created by Dr. Rueben Puentedura to describe a process that often occurs when we adopt new technologies. It is natural to begin by doing the same things we have been doing. When we replace an old tool with a new one, we first try to understand its affordances and then, we invent new approaches or uses that transform the learning.

Puentedura observes that educators often go through a process:

  1. Substituting – Replacing a traditional practice with a new tool (e.g. using Google Docs as a word processor – same task – different tool)
  2. Augmenting – Using the technology to include something new that enhances the task (e.g. autosaving to the cloud)
  3. Modifying – Technology allows for significant redesign (e.g. students can collaborate on one document and use the comment feature to provide immediate feedback)
  4. Redefinition – Using technology to allow for new tasks that were previously unimaginable – (e. g., creating a piece of writing or a presentation collaboratively with students across the world including words, images and narrative and posting them to a website for a global audience)”

This page includes a chart that shows how several teachers have written  lesson plans with OSAPAC software packages, like Career Cruising, Bitstrips, Tinkerplots,  and have written  lesson plans showing how technology can change the way a lesson is delivered/student work is demonstrated. A reflection video by each of the teachers is included. Note that not all the links were live when I reviewed it.

Check it out!


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Digital literacy site hosted by OSAPAC 21st Century Skills – A Parent Guide

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