Adventures in Innovation

Adventures in Innovation: Input Needed for Digital Resources

One of my goals for the month of June was to build the first self-assessment form for BoostEDU.  The first self-assessment form will focus on SAMR and, over the next year, I intend to create more self-assessments aligned to 4 C’s, ISTE Standards, and TPACK.  The purpose of these self-assessments is to support teachers in purposefully integrating technology by transforming their current lessons into 21st-century lessons.  Through this survey, educators will receive real-time feedback on their technology integration and will be able to select suggestions and technology tools to improve their lessons.  As we know, each teacher is in a different place when it comes to technology integration.  Through the BoostEDU process, teachers will receive personalized feedback and support on transforming their lessons.

Currently, the SAMR self-assessment is in the final stages of development.  Although I am not going to share this self-assessment until the BoostEDU release date, I am excited to say that it has turned out better than I had imagined.  However, I do need some assistance from anyone that would be willing to help.  Part of the self-assessment consists of suggestions for improvement and technology tools to “boost” teacher lessons.  Even though I have a lot of suggestions and tech tools built into the self-assessment, I would like to receive some input from educators that are outside of my grade level, subject area, site, and district.  With your help, I will be able to create more suggestions and offer more ideas for technology tools that will support teachers.

If you are willing to help, please respond to the survey below:

In addition to this, if you are interested in being a beta tester for BoostEDU, please email me at [email protected] and I will add you to the interest list.

Thank you for your help!

This post is a part of a series of titled “Adventures in Innovation” and focuses on the release of my Google Innovator Project: BoostEDU.

2 thoughts on “Adventures in Innovation: Input Needed for Digital Resources

  1. Hi megan, i started replying to you and then realised that i had something better that you might not know about. The nsw dept of education in sydney australia created this cool app to help their teachers choose the right software/app/tool for the task they wanted. it isnt mapped to samr like your project – although that sounds amazing and i might nick (borrow without asking) it once you’ve shared it but it does catalouge many tools and you might not know all fo them.

    https://app.education.nsw.gov.au/learning-tools-selector/Search hope this helps!

    Cheers!

    1. Thank you for sharing! This is a great set of resources for tech tools!

      The project will be published in the next few months, so keep an eye out for updates!

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