This week the RAT model was introduced. Very interesting. I have not thought about this before. It is a model to follow to ensure that you as a teacher are not using ICT ‘merely as a different means to the same instructional end’ (Hughes, Thomas & Scharber, 2006) but amplifying or transforming your students’ learning process.
One of the requirements for this blog is to build a concept map that displays our ICT networks. A concept map can be used in many ways in the classroom. A concept map can help students to visually organise their ideas and can easily be used within any content area (WETA, n.d). There are two ways a teacher could use a concept map. Print one from online or have older students create one online. Below is an example of how to use a concept map online. I found this concept mapping tool from Popplet very easy to use.
References: Image: Kern, M. (2016). Rat Model. Retrieved July 27, 2017, from: http://www.slideshare.net/monikakernz/rat-model-explained-by-esther-casey
Hughes, J., Thomas, R. & Scharber, C. (2006). Assessing Technology Integration: The RAT – Replacement, Amplification, and Transformation – Framework. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen,
K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 1616-1620). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/22293
Popplet. (n.d). Popplet for school. Retrieved from https://popplet.com/
WETA. (n.d.). Launching young readers. Reading rockets. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/concept_maps