Area 66 Declassified #28: SAMR and IFTTT

This weeks episode of Area 66 Declassified features two guest presenters, JP Hale from Taylor SDIT in Taylor Texas and Clay Reisler from Pulaski Community Schools in Wisconsin. JP will discuss the SAMR model for technology integration in schools and Clay will introduce If this then that.

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In this week’s episode:

Part I: The SAMR Model

SAMR is a model developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura that describes how technology is incorporated into the classroom. JP Created a video that started to spread through EdTech twitter circles and I thought I would share it with all of you. Learn about SAMR though an analogy of Starbucks Coffee.

You can also read about it in our ‘From the Director’ section by clicking here


IFTTT is a web service that lets you create online ‘recipes’ allowing you to automate your digital life. Clay will walk you through: how to get IFTTT setup, exploring some of the actions that are possible and then gives you an example of how you can take tweets favorited in twitter and move them to an Evernote file.

Clay Reisler is a technology integration specialist at Puslaski Community Schools in Wisconsin. I met Clay this summer at the ADE Institue in Austin. He is doing amazing things with technology. You can read all about them at his blog, iPaddiction.


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 The SAMR Model

Introduction to IFTTT