The SAMR model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, is a guide teachers can use when creating classroom lessons. Focusing on student engagement, teachers can plan to use technology to facilitate activities that enhance and transform student learning.
This video does an excellent job of explaining the SAMR model:
Mrs. Lori Burton's (HPMS) 6th grade students have been learning about pronouns--subject pronouns, personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, intensive pronouns...and more! This can be quite a confusing topic for many! Instead of having her students simply write paragraph after paragraph to practice their new skills, she decided to have them practice in a way that would be more engaging, and perhaps, make the different types of pronouns more memorable for them.
Using an iPad app called "Pic Collage", students were able to insert a picture from the internet that involved two or more people. They added speech and thought bubbles to write the dialogue and thoughts these characters were having. In their writings, different students had to include different types of pronouns.
Students were then able to use Google Drive to get their pictures off of the device and to their teacher's account. Mrs. Burton plans to show one or two every day to review pronouns. The students really seemed to enjoy this activity--what a great way to show what they've learned!
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My name is Beth Dabney. I
have been working in Anderson School District 2 for nine years. I was a fourth
grade math and science teacher at Belton Elementary School for the first seven
years of my career. I am looking forward to working with the amazing employees
of Anderson Two to implement different technologies to help enhance learning for