Earlier this month, I publicly released my Google Innovator Project: BoostEDU. BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process. (Interested in learning more? Watch this video.) It’s been a lot of work but it has been very exciting to hear feedback from teachers that have started using these tools to support their lesson design.
In this blog post, I wanted to spend some time talking about the two self-assessments that are currently available on BoostEDU: the Basic and In-Depth SAMR Self-Assessments. In the future, I plan on expanding the self-assessments to include 4 C’s, ISTE Standards, and TPACK but SAMR was an excellent starting point for this project. Here is some information on the two self-assessments:
The Basic SAMR Self-Assessment
The Basic SAMR Self-Assessment is a short self-assessment that provides educators with the depth of SAMR within their overall classroom. Here are some key features:
- Short self-assessment that includes 7 questions.
- Focuses on the classroom as a whole, rather than a specific lesson.
- Results are immediately delivered within the screen.
The In-Depth SAMR Self-Assessment
The In-Depth SAMR Self-Assessment is used to analyze the depth of SAMR in specific areas of a lesson. Here are some key features:
- Focuses on a specific lesson, activity, or project.
- Results are immediately delivered to the user’s email in an editable Google Doc.
- Offers suggestions, tech tools, and next steps for lesson planning.
Are you interested in seeing these self-assessments in action? Watch the video below!
Ready to try it out for yourself? Go to www.boostedu.org to start!
Have you used the BoostEDU Self-Assessments? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts below! 🙂
5 thoughts on “BoostEDU: SAMR Self-Assessment Overview”
Hi Meagan! This is a great tool! I’m wondering if you have put any thought into expanding its possibilities to reach younger students? I know you teach high school and this tool would defiantly be benificial to middle and high school teachers. I can see many elementary teachers benefiting as well, but I got a lower score than I would have anticipated because of the note taking, reading, and writing questions. Which don’t exactly apply to elementary teachers the same way as middle and high school. Thoughts?
This is a great question and I definitely appreciate your feedback.
How would you feel about giving me some ideas that would help with elementary teachers? I have a form that I have been gathering feedback on and would love your thoughts:
Also, feel free to email me at [email protected] with other ideas and suggestions!
Let me put some thought into it and I’ll send you an email!
Hi, I’m trying to find the basic SAMR self-evaluation and can’t find it. Having watched the video the basic version looked great and would help all teachers in my school to undertake a self-evaluation on SAMR and then have some next steps they could use to improve their practice. Can you advise where I can locate this version.
Here you go! https://www.boostedu.org/self-assessment/in-depth-samr/