Augmentation – SAMR Model

Augmentation – SAMR Model

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The level of the SAMR Model reached in your lesson will be marked on your walkthroughs. It is important you understand the difference in levels so that you can provide your students with experiences that allow them to utilize technology in different ways.

The Augmentation Level of the SAMR Model is obtained when technology utilized in a lesson acts as a direct substitute for a nontechnological way, like the Substitution level.  However, there is a functional change that occurs within the lesson.  The tool tends to increase student performance.  For example, students using a built in dictionary on an online document is a direct substitute for a physical dictionary, but it tends to increase student performance because it is built in, automated, etc.


It is important to note, it does not matter what technology tool you are using, rather the SAMR model focuses on how you use it.  While it is a goal to reach higher levels on the SAMR model, this isn’t always appropriate for a given activity.  See the following video for further explanation.

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Reflect on an upcoming lesson.  In what way(s) will you incorporate technology at the augmentation level?  How will this benefit students?

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