Brief look at SAMR and TPACK in the classroom
Proposed task: ask each group of students to investigate a particular category of patterns (strength, order, beauty, survivability). Ask them to create a short presentation (video, slide etc) about what constitutes that category, what animal patterns fall into the category, how those animals utilise their patterns.
Following this, students print out a range of animal patterns in their chosen category and create auras for each. First the category appears,then it goes into more depth about the animal and its particular pattern. Each group carries out this task.
The teacher then displays the animal patterns around the room. Students use the Aurasma app to then try and guess the animal and category of pattern before they Aurasma the images.
SAMR: I would consider this task to be a mix of modification and redefinition of a paper based task in a similar vein. Paper presentations with flaps that you lift up after you've guessed would get the same information across, but rule out video presentations.
TPACK: When using the TPACK model to assess, I would find it difficult to distinguish between a complex pedagogical task, with high technology use, and deep content knowledge and something at the lighter end of the scale. I would consider this activity as achieving TPACK but not on a particularly deep level.