SAMR at a Glance

Using technology to maximize student success

Tech Spotlight: The SAMR Model

"The SAMR model [Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition] provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching & move away from using 'tech for tech’s sake'."

The SAMR Model has been described as a Bloom's Taxonomy for technology. While we want our technology use to head into the modification and redefinition categories in order to transform our learning environments, there is still a place for substitution and augmentation. The main idea is that best practices with instructional technology truly transform the classroom creating processing & deeper learning experiences that were not possible before the technology was available. It's all about the right tool for the job.

Articles of Interest

8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Thru the SAMR Cycle

"Following are 8 examples of the SAMR process, each taking an example of a typical classroom exercise that does not use technology and walking it through each phase of SAMR."

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line

"The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences to achieve the next level."

SAMR & Bloom's

"The model supports & enables teachers to design, develop, & infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students."

SAMR Model Chart

This article offers examples and functional changes for each level of the SAMR Model in one easy to follow chart.

Additional Resources based on SAMR level