I have yet to read about her makerspace because the SAMR post stopped me cold. Megan Moore organized her lessons in an infographic to show how they related to the SAMR model. Genius! Her graphic communicated SAMR implementation to me in a way that helped take my understanding of it to the next level. I also had a couple of "A-ha moments" as I processed her blog post.
"A-ha" moment #1 was that I need to remember that I am a visual learner and should actively look to gather information of a graphic nature to better my own understanding. Sometimes I forget that learning styles are not just for students. I am a reader, and tend to gather information through books, articles, etc., but in truth I learn best visually. If I were planning a lesson for my students, I would include graphics to help explain what I am teaching, so why not do it for myself?
'A-ha" moment #2, was that I should create a planning template so that I can better understand how the activities I plan relate to the SAMR model. I'm sharing my creation below, with a download link beneath. Thank you Megan Moore for the inspiration!