Models (Bloom & SAMR)

Teachers need models to help them understand how they teach, why they teach and what pathways learning is following. Below, we will have a look at 2 or 3 extremely useful models (Bloom and SAMR among others), how they work and how they integrate with each other.

Integrating technology in the classroom

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: 

Teachers are surrounded by tools and models: from Bloom’s taxonomy to SAMR without of course forgetting the ITSE standards (International Society for Technology in Education, a nonprofit membership association for educators focused on educational technology). All those models can seem contradictory and quite difficult to master, but they are not.

Let’s start with Bloom’s Taxonomy and the updated version, Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy:


The SAMR model: 

SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularised by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilise technology.


Bloom, SAMR and a few others: