Monday, March 4, 2013

SAMR Contest for Teachers at Ridge View High!

There are a few teachers at Ridge View High  ROCKIN' new skins on their Chromebooks. Why, you ask? Teachers were asked to redesign a lesson plan based upon the SAMR learning model and submit the lessons for a chance to win a Chromebook cover. Winners went beyond simply substituting technology for another tool; they modified their lessons to allow for tasks that were inconceivable before technology. The lessons were examples of some of the great teaching and learning Ridge View is seeing this year.

What is SAMR?
SAMR, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning , was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura.  The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences to lead to high levels of  achievement for students.  Summer Technology Institute Blog  

to Mrs. Carol Kannisto, Mr. Steve Nuzum, and Dr. Gordon Maynes for 
transforming their lessons with technology.

Thank you to Tami Lenker, the Ridge View ITS, for sharing this wonderful idea!