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! 🙂