New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model

Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. From what I can tell, putting the wheel on this site has generated a bit of buzz and I’m glad we could help spread the knowledge.

But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated. Now at version 2.0, it features another band around the edge focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology. In this new model Allan sorted the dozens of apps and steps of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy into the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition).

This new Padagogy Wheel (which honestly is less about iPads and more about technology integration now) should encourage you to focus on redefining your current standards, the current role tech plays in your classroom, and just about everything else. The new visual wants you to start creating, not just understanding or analyzing. I love this new take on the wheel and look forward to version 3.0! (You can help Allan with the next version by commenting on this page.)

Want to print out the poster? Want the apps to be clickable? Click here to download the PDF.

padagogy wheel version 2

The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Based on a work at


  1. Allan Carrington

    May 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Jeff. Thanks for posting V2.0 so quickly :-)

    Could I also add this to people’s thinking … please make sure you start at the centre of the wheel. The core of all learning design for transformational teaching and learning is “What do you want your graduates to “look like”? At the risk of breaking into song “Lets start at the very beginning” (Sound of Music if you’re old enough :-) I am referring to Graduate Attributes and Capabilities. Please think about the podcast episode “If you exercise these capabilities.. you will be employed!” ( The fifteen things listed in the centre of the wheel what research has showed the leaders of industry are looking for in graduates. Everything you design needs to be run through this grid. Will it/they help students develop the mutually agreed attributes and capabilities.

    What do y’all think?

    Regards Allan

  2. Tom Tuohy

    May 29, 2013 at 1:56 am

    That’s great but don’t you mean to spell it pedagogy? That after all is what learning and teaching is connected to not “padagogy”.

    Good luck with the project though!


    • Brian Nido

      May 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

      It’s a play on words: iPads and pedagogy… I got confused at first too!

    • ChrisMWParsons

      May 30, 2013 at 3:14 am

      I guess the ‘Pad’ comes from the iPad apps which are the focus of the wheel. :)

  3. Allan Carrington

    May 31, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Fantastic! Just had the first request to translate the Padagogy Wheel V2.0 into another language … Czech yessss! Very keen to get this wheel concept in other languages. So if you would like to help please contact me. Also just added Google Translate tool to the blog which might help learners using other than English

    Regards Allan