Technology Tidbits

integrating technology to transform teaching and learning

July 29, 2014

In This Edition...

  • The SAMR Ladder
  • The SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Thinglink- helps you tell your stories
  • Hidden Keyboard Functions: Tips and Tricks

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills

SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts. A look at the big picture is helpful when trying to understand how to help students develop important 21st Century Skills at each level.

To view the entire article and view and interact with the Thinglink...graphic below click SAMR Model.

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Bloom's and SAMR

Teachers need to create tasks that target the higher-order cognitive skills (Bloom's) and design tasks that have a significant impact on student outcomes (SAMR). Kathy Schrock has created a visual bringing these tasks together.

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Be creative! Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops, music and more!

With ThingLink, your images come alive with any content from the web. You can make an interactive report a student portfolio, interactive bulletin boards, interactive photo collages, add multimedia to classroom vocabulary word lists, and more!

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10 Innovative Examples of How to use ThingLink in the classroom

Video of Thinglink in the classroom

Images created on your mobile devices or tablets will be accessible on, and vice-versa.

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