Locust Grove Tech Tidbits
By Denise O'Brien, LMS/STC
SAMR Model of Technology Use (Part 2)
This week I am focusing apps and web tools that compliment the second stage of the SAMR Model of Technology - Augmentation. With Augmentation there is some functional benefit here in that paper is being saved, students and teacher can receive almost immediate feedback on student level of understanding of material. This level starts to move along the teacher / student centric continuum. The impact of immediate feedback is that students may begin to become more engaged in learning.
This is a ThingLink that was created on the SAMR model that provides LOTS more Apps that can be utilized for the various SAMR levels.
Apps and Web for Augmentation- Applying & Analyzing
During Guided Reading, Read to Self, and/or Read to Someone students take pictures of the books they are reading with their ipads. They then use Skitch to label characters in the book, highlight sight words they are studying, and label other important parts of their stories.
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Grammar Jammers Primary Edition
Grammar Jammers is also available in Elementary and Middle Editions.
All the Grammar Jammers are perfect for use in classrooms or at home for extra practice. A reset feature allows for the data to be cleared and the game to be re-set, ready for the next user.
Grammar Jammers Primary Edition includes unique animations and quiz questions on the following topics:
ThingLink (App and for PC)
***Must Try App ***Also available on PC
ThingLink is a tool for creating and sharing interactive images. This allows teachers or students to add content inside any image - including photos, video and audio players, web links, polls, text and more - that appear in the image when shared and viewed. Spice up any multimedia projector or presentation by using ThingLink instead!
Check out this great blog that gives some great examples of how to use ThingLink and Edmodo together!