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Teaching Philosophy


The core belief of redefinition aligns with Dr. Ruben Puentedura's Substitute, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR) model. Educational technology can be transformative when teachers take tools to
a new level. For instance, consider the location icon that we are all familiar with on our mobile devices. Kindly visit the redefinition thread on my interactive digital teaching philosophy Thinglink to view an example of a polling application using location icons to test quiz the parts of a plant cell.

I encourage my students to redefine platforms to migrate the applications to educational technology in their lesson planning. Consider MURAL, a brainstorming, real-time collaborative software that my students used in a design-thinking assignment. My students in the UAE, South Korea, and across the United States used MURAL to asynchronously add their ideas in a group project and meet synchronously to discuss ideas. A student reached out to me with a suggested redefinition to use the MURAL board as part of her qualitative research to archive codes to share with her committee. Also, she indicated that the MURAL board is flexible to facilitate the concept map completed by our students in our program's core courses. I included a copy of her email in the “Redefinition” core belief in the interactive digital teaching philosophy Thinglink.

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