Sunday, April 13, 2014

Actions With Fractions Redefined

Padagogy Wheel by Allan CarringtonAllan Carrington's Padagogy Wheel V2.0
This week we put into practice some of the ideas described in the SMAR Model developed by Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.  We identified a lesson plan, reviewed it, and redesigned it to incorporate and embed technology. After redesigning the lesson we then collaborated with colleagues to include suggestions for improvement.  The original lesson, comments, and changes can be viewed here: Actions With Fractions Redefined .  

As one can see by viewing Allan Carrington's Padagogy Wheel V2.0 there are many opportunities for integrating technology into education.  Technology allows for work to be enhanced or transformed.  The SAMR Model provides for us a framework to use technology for substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition.  The rapidly changing nature of technology itself is a key reason for continuously reviewing how we develop lesson plans.  It is critical for district technology leaders to guide teachers through this process.

As evidenced by the insightful contributions made by +Joseph Depalma and +Tim Flanagan we can not emphasize enough the importance of teachers supporting each other as we become more proficient in embedding technology in our lesson plans.

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