This pathway will help you blend the theory with the practice of integrating technology in your classroom.
SAMR, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, is a framework to help teachers think about meaningful technology integration. It stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition.
The Four C standards, developed by the National Education Association, is a framework to help teachers to teach the 21st-century skills. It stands for Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM), developed by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, is another framework for integrating technology effectively into the classroom. It’s sort of like SAMR on steroids and provides leveled technology integration (entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) for five different learning environments (active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal-directed).
TPACK is another framework for understanding technology integration. It stands for Technological, Pedagogical, And Content Knowledge.
The Triple E Framework, developed by Professor Liz Kolb, provides guidelines to effectively use technology in the classroom. The framework puts the focus on pedagogy rather than the tool. The three E’s for effective technology use are Enhance, Engage and Extend.