Redefine Your Lessons
with iPad Authoring Tools
eLearning Strategies Symposium 2013
My Pinterest board for the SAMR Model by Dr. Ruben Puentedura
SAMR in Action
SAMR: Puentedura, R.
R., Ph.D., SAMR model.
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Using the 4C’s to Teach Above the Line
Incorporate 3 of the 4 C’s
might only reach
on your way to
see an example next...
Example of the 4C Rule
Activity 4C’s represented SAMR Level
1st graders take pictures of flowers,
embed them in note taking app and
write about them
Creativity, Collaboration Substitution - tech acts a tool
substitute, replacing old flower
1st graders embed native flower
pics in Educreations app, record
themselves describing the flower
and post to class wiki with
collaborators from another 1st
grade class in Brazil
Redefinition - tech allows for
creation of new tasks
Checking for Understanding
What SAMR level is this lesson?
Students track pigeon sightings around the
school using a bird watching app, then input
this data into a graphing app to track variations
in population over the school year.
Example from “The iPad in Practice: Design Flows and Ladders for the Classroom” Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.
A free app that makes images come alive
SAMR Level: Modification or Redefinition-you can modify and
significantly redesign tasks. Students are not just writing
about an image, they are adding media links, text comments
and interacting with others through “tags” or commenting
“I use thinglink to share
exemplar work with my
students. I highlight different
portions of the work and
explain what is excellent
about that part.”
Re-defining the Lab Report
camera - take images and video of stages of science
pic collage - create collage of images
thinglink - use collage and add text, links & video
explaining the experiment (hypothesis, conclusions)
blogger - post thinglink image and compare results
with other classrooms in the world
creativity + critical thinking + communication + collaboration = Redefinition of a lab
Skills for careers
Tools like these are used in advertising and news reporting
via euronews media
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An app that lets you create beautiful
books on the iPad. Free and paid versions
available. Available through the app store VPP
SAMR Level: Augmentation, Modification or Redefinition
Students can create dynamic books, collaborate on a global
scale and become published authors.
5 Free at end of my presentation!
Create a book with text, drawings, images, video, and sound.
You can print the book, email it, view it in iBooks or other apps.
So easy, even kindergarteners can do it
Do you need to teach kids to use Book
Creator? Probably not.
Kids teaching kids with Book Creator.
Let’s check out Book Creator and Pete the Cat by one of
Sharing your books
Viewing books on non apple devices
If they teach it, they will remember
● Get students sharing their knowledge
● Present books in class
● Encourage student voice and video (app
● Collaboratively author with classes from
around the globe (a task never before
conceivable - redefinition of a lesson)
Equation Book Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6BoSDYMlIg