Week 2

 

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.

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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.

Popplet: https://popplet.com/

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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

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3 Replies to “Week 2”

  1. Isn’t the RAT system great. It really helped me to clarify what was required in regards to the rubric and assignment. It shows you how it’s not just using ICTs for their inclusions sake, but how they transform and further the learning to scaffold and extend the questioning and cognition. Best of luck with the rest of the course.
    Regards
    Jim

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  2. Hi there fellow EDC3100er,
    I was also surprised to discover that an overhead projector is not an ICT and a light bulb is an ICT!!! (even though, on closer inspection it was a smart bulb controlled by software!) There’s still so much to learn! I agree that self-teaching and peer collaboration are great ways to learn about ICT. I have come across and bookmarked lots of great digital resources through different teaching facebook pages and teacher blogs which usually come with high recommendations. There are so many apps to choose from today and while some have little to no educational value, there are some great apps that are underpinned by the RAT model which we were recently introduced to in our course. An app that I’ve just written about in my blog is called Seesaw which is a digital student portfolio that is being integrated into classrooms a lot. My last prac school was an IPad school and the students loved sharing their work in Seesaw. Here’s the link Hi there fellow EDC3100er,
    I was also surprised to discover that an overhead projector is not an ICT and a light bulb is an ICT!!! (even though, on closer inspection it was a smart bulb controlled by software!) There’s still so much to learn! I agree that self-teaching and peer collaboration are great ways to learn about ICT. I have come across and bookmarked lots of great digital resources through different teaching facebook pages and teacher blogs which usually come with high recommendations. There are so many apps to choose from today and while some have little to no educational value, there are some great apps that are underpinned by the RAT model which we were recently introduced to in our course. An app that I’ve just written about in my blog is called Seesaw which is a digital student portfolio that is being integrated into classrooms a lot. My last prac school was an IPad school and the students loved sharing their work in Seesaw.
    Good luck learning about ICT and I look forward to reading more of your posts. Narelle.

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