This week we have looked at ICT integration in particular the SAMR model. Which helps educators infuse technology into teaching and learning in our classes. The model enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital  learning experiences which utilises technology on many levels. Aiming to transform the learning experiences to encourage higher understanding and achievement for all students.

Moving through the stages: Enhancement towards Transformation

Substitution: The teacher acts as the direct tool substitute, with no functional change

Argumentation: Teacher acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement

Modification: Teacher allows for significant task redesign

Redefinition: Teacher allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable

Through teaching pedagogy and ICT this model aims to positively challenge educators to build upon their knowledge and continually enhance their capabilities. New and innovative concepts regarding ICT are easily accessible for teachers including the Queensland Government have lessons and online concepts which can be incorporated  into lessons. I have previously done this on a recent professional experience when i was teaching year 8 students about cyber bullying, upon looking for resources i came across a complete unit plan including interactive activities and student specific videos which i utilised within the three weeks of my theory lessons. These were super effective and students were curious and invested in my lesson content because of it.

~ Adriana

This video is quick and easy on explaining the SAMR model: