The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model
The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning. It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.
While one might argue over whether an activity can be defined as one level or another, the important concept to grasp here is the level of student engagement. One might well measure progression along these levels by looking at who is asking the important questions. As one moves along the continuum, computer technology becomes more important in the classroom but at the same time becomes more invisibly woven into the demands of good teaching and learning.
Partnership for 21st Century Learning
We believe that every child should possess strong content mastery, as well as the “Four Cs”: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The concept of the Four Cs is embedded in curriculum development and professional development.
iNACOL Reports and Research
Guiding reports and publications that bring into focus the latest research on online and blended learning programs and competency education, as well as promising practices from the field. iNacol research is used for developing and implementing blended and online learning models.
Essential Conditions in Leveraging Technology for Learning
The ISTE Essential Conditions are the 14 critical elements necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning. They offer educators and school leaders a research-backed framework to guide implementation of the ISTE Standards, tech planning and systemwide change.
Each of us has a key role to play in the transformation of education, but none of us has to go it alone. The family of ISTE Standards works in concert to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age. Together, we can innovate education.