The S.A.M.R. model was created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. His work in the field of technology integration has redefined the expectations of technology usage by students in achieving levels of curriculum outcomes. From basic usage (knowledge and application) through to advanced use (synthesis and evaluation) of technology to solve a problem or communicate understanding of an issue, his S.A.M.R. model defines four stages of technology usage in the classroom.
The examples given below are those I have used with teachers in the South Shore Regional School Board (SSRSB) when exploring the use of iPads in the classroom. Schools in the SSRSB may participate in the Technology Engagement and Learning Project (T.E.L.P.) in which parents may purchase iPads through the school board at an educational discount and over 24 payments. The result is an influx of new iPad technology and some one to one classroom environments. The S.A.M.R. model helps use ease students and teachers into using the variety of Apps to replace traditional methods of teaching and learning.
Substitution: Same function as traditional methods.
App: ibooks (free app) - create your own library of books. Free and purchased books. Takes the place of paper book.
App: MyScript Calculator (free app) - Use your finger to write an equation. App solves it for you. Takes the place of a calculator.
App: Lucidchart (free app) - Create many different forms of mindmaps. Lots of templates and tools.
Augmentation: Apps provide functional improvements to traditional methods.
App: Wordsalad (free app) - create your own word collage
App: Comic Maker (free app) - create your own comic. User may incorporate their own photos as background. Several samples available.
App: Google Earth (free app) - interactive atlas
Modification: Apps allow for significant redesign of student tasks
App: Notability (paid app) - allows for note taking using finger swipes, text on keyboard, or orally through microphone. Organize and share notes.
App: Book Creator (paid app) - Create your own book (picture, text and audio) and read it in iBooks.
App: Explain Everything (paid app) Allows student to write, draw, voice over, quick animated video, and edit photos.
Redefinition: Apps allow for the creation of new tasks that were previously inconceivable.
App: 123D Catch (free app; requires account) - allows you to create images in 3 dimensions.
App: Aurasma (free app) - allows you turn static 2D images into interesting 2-D/3D combo presentations.
App: iMovie (paid app) - make your own movies with special effects and sound
App: GarageBand (paid app) - create your own audio recordings using multiple instruments / sound tracks.