Activity 1: Let's start with SAMR (5 mins)

The SAMR Model provides teachers with a useful guide for designing classroom learning activities which focus on the learning, not the technology. It doesn't matter what stage you start at, so long as you try to experiment with ways to move up. Depending on your teaching and learning purpose, students age, time allocation, and your personal preference, you could potentially work across all levels during a school year.

SAMR was developed by Dr. Ruben Puetendura to guide teachers' echnology integration into the classroom, standing for
  • S: Substitution.
  • A: Augmentation
  • M: Modification
  • R: Redefinition

After watching the video on the SAMR model, turn to the person next to you, and discuss the following questions:

  1. How are you currently integrating iPads into your classroom teaching and learning experiences?
  2. Where would you place yourself in terms of the SAMR Model?
    • Are most of your activities focussed on Substitution and Augmentation?
    • Are you exploring the possibilities of Modification and Redefinition? What does this look like?
  3. During the remainder of the 2015 school year, which level would you like to explore further?

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Activity 2: Take an iPad Creative Challenge (1 hr)

In pairs or small groups, you will be taking on one of the following iPad Creative Challenges, and collaboratively working through the creative planning and production process you would use with your students. In terms of topics, you could choose to share your key takeaways from the ECAWA conference, OR you could choose a topic or literacy focus from your curriculum plans for Term 2 (e.g. creating persuasive texts with Adobe Voice).

By the end of the session, you will have an opportunity to share your creative product with the group.

iPad Creative Challenges

Activity 3: Post Session (Term 3, 2015).

Share your results and reflections

Workshop Slides

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