Week Three – This “SAMR” thing…. what is it all about???

It describes the way in which technology impacts upon teaching and learning as students progress.

Enhancement Levels:

(S) Substitution – same task, new technology replaces old technology.
(A) Augmentation – same task, increase in functionality.

Transformation Levels:

(M) Modification – redesign parts of the task.
(R) Redefinition – design and create new tasks.

As students are introduced and engaging with ICT in their learning, the level of their engagement with technology increases from the Enhancement Stage through to the Transformation Level. As students move through the stages of exposure with ICT, students are increasing their knowledge, abilities and understanding of technology and how it can be utilised in various ways through learning. This website outlines how the SAMR model works with intregrating ICT in the classroom.

With this in mind, as a pre service teacher I need to ensure that I think abroad from the traditional schema of teaching to utilise different forms of technology including computer games. to be seen as an opportunity for learning within all areas of the Australian Curriculum. Scootle provides some great resources for teachers to use as I have been discovering through this ICT journey.


About liv1609

I have been working in the childcare industry for 13 years and have decided to take the next step into Primary Education. I work full time as a Director of a Childcare centre and study externally part time. I have been living in Brisbane for 5 years now and previously residing in Cairns, Far North Queensland. I enjoy keeping fit and healthy, chilling out by the beach and taking some time out for myself when I can.
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