The SAMR and TPCK models for analysing and planning curriculum (L2)

According to research done by Dr. Ruben Puentedura during the 1990s, identifying "levels of technology use" was an "effective predictor of the return on technology investments that corporations realized. Those who moved to use technology to modify and redefine tasks tended to see significant gains in productivity, while those who used the technology as a direct substitute for an existing tool or merely to augment existing ways of doing business failed to recognize the expected benefits."
His notion of "return on investment" is very much an industry term, where every investment of a dollar in IT should show a return that is measureable.
In education, such measurements are difficult to ascertain, yet we should see some improvements otherwise why would we do it?
The hassle is that a lot of ICT takeup in the classroom is not using the technology to its true potential, often used as a simple replacement for existing procedures and processes.
This presentation is designed so you can get a taster of his theories and observations from the State of Maine laptop program (today) and then go deeper (together with others) tomorrow. This presentation seeks to outline Puentedura's approach, outlining the basics of the Technology, Pedagogy, Content Knowledges (TPCK) approach, which leads to the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (SAMR) method of evaulating learning experiences.
The information in this session is an essential preliminary to Sandpit time on Day 2 where we can apply his ideas to existing curricular units.

It would be wise to bring along (or have access enabled) some existing units at your school for the day 2 session if you intend coming

Martin Levins & June Wall

Screen_shot_2010-10-09_at_9.12.23_AM.pngMartin really likes technology
because he likes playing,
and believes that play is
really important in learning
(at least that’s his excuse)

june.jpgJune Wall, Dip Teach (Special Educ), BEd, Grad Dip Library, Masters ICT, is currently Head of Library at St Ignatius' College and manager of the student learning portal.
June was involved in laptop programs in the 90s when she was Education Manager for Intouch Consultancy and provided a wide range of ICT and curriculum workshops and courses for teachers Australia wide.
She has worked with laptop schools in their implementation and professional development for teachers as well as provided ideas and strategies as to how laptops can be used in the classroom