Name: Boyd, Shani
Citation: France, P. (2018). What the SAMR Model May Be Missing. Retrieved from: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-10-18-what-the-samr-model-may-be-missing
Summary: Frances builds on the SAMR, (Substitution (S), Augmentation (A), Modification (M), and Redefinition (R).) model to modify how technology can be humanized and used in classrooms. He feels that in some learning experiences, while they remove barriers for time and space for collaborative work, the many personalized learning tools exist to substitute or augment tasks, falling into the bird method of teaching. He explains how technology is contributing to accessibility for students and allows teachers to accomplish other tasks and incest more resources and time towards lessons that cannot be accomplished through technology. He explains how a tool is used in classrooms determines if it personalizes learning.
Evaluation: France’s weights both the accomplishments and shortfalls of using technology to further the SAMR model. He describes the risks technology plays in removing the social aspect of connecting with other students and teachers when used heavily. France warns the pitfalls instructors make by focusing on the Substitution or Augmentation tasks providing apps and more instruction. I like that France provided evidence of what was wrong and ways to avoid misusing tools and adjusting how they are incorporated in lessons. He provides a brief description on the SAMR model and links to additional resources.