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USC iLearn -- Foundations of Digital Learning

SAMR Model

The SAMR Model outlines how most teachers implement digital learning:

Substitution:  Teachers take a lesson, assignment, or presentation and simply use technology to replicate that project they have used previously.
Augmentation: Using technology, teachers change the original assignment in some way.
Modification: Teachers use technology to improve the assignment or lesson.
Redefinition: Applying technology, teachers present a lesson or students do an assignment in a way that would be impossible without technology. 

Bloom's Taxonomy

Good use of technology is based on the following:

  • Understanding of Grade Level and Academic Standards
  •  Bloom's Revised Taxonomy


iPad Pedagogy Wheel

Image of the iPad Pedagogy Wheel