I was recently at a peel tech conference #tldwpeel, it was a truly amazing experience. We have so many talented people working in peel and the amazing ideas for 1:1, is st truly remarkable. One of the guest speakers Dr. Ruben Puentedura http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/, came up with a model for teaching and planning tech called the SAMR model. Basically, each letter stands for stage in a proverbial ladder of planning.
S: substitution. This is when the teacher basically is substituting a paper task for a written task. Unfortunately, I do believe that many teachers are at this stage and see tech as just a way do something different.
A:augmentation. This is when teachers use it augment the program. At this stage it is often use for engagement, or hooking students. You might play a YouTube video, have them use a website, or video tape.
M: modification. This is when a teacher is using tech to modify, so that the task is redefined.
R: redefinition. This is when the task can branch out and become something totally new. Connecting to other classrooms, reflecting on a task, teaching the next year or the previous.
We were challenged to make our practise more on the modification and the redefinition components. So I am challenging you the reader to do the same. Also if you have any great tech ideas please let me know or fill it in the comment section.