For substitution, ask:
- What will I gain by replacing the older technology with the new technology? (Oxnevad)
To move from substitution to augmentation, ask:
- Have I added an improvement to the task process that could not be accomplished with the older technology at a fundamental level?
- How does this feature contribute to my design? (Oxnevad)
To move from augmentation to modification, ask:
- How is the original task being modiﬁed?
- Does this modiﬁcation fundamentally depend upon the new technology?
- How does this modiﬁcation contribute to my design? (Oxnevad)
To move from modification to redefinition, ask:
- What is the new task?
- Will any portion of the original task be retained?
- How is the new task uniquely made possible by the new technology?
- How does it contribute to my design? (Oxnevad)
I think Oxnevad's questions will help us all move to wherever it is we want and need to be in our classrooms. Here's to making technology work for us (and not the other way around)! ;-)
Oxnevad, Susan. "Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line." Getting Smart Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line Comments. N.p., 4 July 2013. Web. 25 Aug. 2013. <http://gettingsmart.com/2013/07/using-samr-to-teach-above-the-line/>