​The SAMR Model: How to Evaluate Classrooms More Effectively

LISTEN UP: Administrators, want to use technology to better communicate with teachers in your school? Try the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model.

Say what? Don’t worry, Maryland middle school teacher Josh Work can walk you through the SAMR process. In the last of a four part series over at Edutopia, he explains the benefits of redefined classroom evaluation. A few ideas: schedule online meetings, use online collaboration tools like Google Docs to give teachers immediate feedback, and record lessons for analysis and future improvement. Check out Work’s previous posts for advice on the SAMR approach to staff presentations, community interaction, and file management.  

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