“Teach above the line” a phrase that we are associating with SAMR. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. I think that the phrase, “teach above the line” is an important one. This line, is above Augmentation just before Modification. I think that is important that we teach above this line because it is important for students to be creative. Students are able to redesign and use technology to transform their projects into something slightly different along the same lines.
SAMR is a good model for teachers and students to work off of when working with technology. It helps push the students technology skills and creativity to a new level. Each letter in SAMR helps increase the students productivity and helps get them farther in transforming tasks. The Grounded Integration is related to SAMR in that you are trying to integrate technology into the curriculum to make things easier. And students are expanding their horizons using new tools.