I see both TPACK and SAMR as important and valuable but SAMR has already been happening for most of us I think. I mean who among us hasn’t been doing SAMR just to be able to deliver some semblance of our curriculum? I know I have and I also know that along the way I’ve been augmenting and modifying. I must say, it’s largely been good! I think my best example is my Fallen Stars project which I’ve been doing for years now. Back when life was real prior to COVID, when a significant actor passed away I would hit their iMDB site and make a sign-up sheet. Every movie or TV project they did could be chosen and signed up for by students, also 1 student could sign-up for biography. Then students were given a bullet point list of items to research on iMDB and elsewhere. This whole thing would culminate with each student standing up in front of class and presenting the film/tv show (or biography) that they researched. Now, started with the tragic and untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman and the not untimely but tragic passing of Sir Sean Connery, we took the same approach except, SAMR happened. Now students all create slides to do their presentation; a collaborative Google slide deck. Criteria has been added that asks them decorate their slides with artwork from the TV show or film they’ve researched. Then during a class session, I scroll through the slides – the students unmute and present their slides when they come up. It’s worked out GREAT and now there is an artifact as a product that I’ll be saving and perhaps using in the future. I think this is a prime example of SAMR and once again I was already doing it before I learned about it. TPACK is clearly valuable as a concept and framework too, but feels more design based than re-design based, so my takeaway from this blog is SAMR for sure.