Saturday, April 28, 2012


I have read about TPACK in the past, but not SAMR, as approaches to tech integration. I came across an article in which mentioned SAMR and it piqued my interest to follow up. SAMR was developed by Mr. Rueben R Puentadura, an educational technology specialist, and he has some great information and explanation of these two approaches on his blog at: 

TPACK: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge. At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). See Figure below. As must be clear, the TPACK framework builds on Shulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

SAMR is: a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning , was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura.  The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences to lead to high levels of  achievement for students.

Reading about TPACK and SAMR was a good reminder and refresher of how to approach tech integration from a pedagogical standpoint. 

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