February 16, 2014

SAMR and Project Red Combined

As membership in our community continues to grow - please don't hesitate to get the word out :) - I'm enjoying following links to the work that people are doing. Inspiration for this post comes from #intetk12 follower, +BrandyBixler, who posted posted a fantastic resource in her blog combining the 9 factors of Project Red and Ruben Puentedura's SAMR Model. A principal('s) obstacle to tech integration at the individual level is visualizing it. So, having any level of exemplar like Brandy's matrix really helps to put it into context. While Project Red comes across as very prescriptive, and seems to preach to the choir, it did produce what EdTech had lacked for so long...research. Pedagogically, the SAMR model picks up where Project Red leaves off and, albeit abstractly, paints more of an instructional design picture. Brandy's combination of the two with contextual examples can really be of great use to anyone beginning from either point. Thank you!