“I was thinking today that I had to make it clear that competency with technology is not the first issue you should worry about if you want to make SAMR progress. The issue to tackle first is the teaching conventions and mindsets amongst the staff, and for this you need some pretty simple and effective arguments.
So here are some I’ve used to move staff on a little:”
One of the problems with mass adoption of education models is the way in which the models are ‘massaged’ to suit purposes other than what they do best. Most models have been developed to describe and categorise behaviours. They’re often great for use as the basis for generating discussion. Where they to often fall down is when they become the basis for a curriculum guide into which practice is inserted according to a perceived hierarchy.
So it is with SAMR where writers such as Richard Wells are beginning to question some uses of the model.
See on ipad4schools.org