RAT is an acronym for stages of technology integration. It starts with R for Replacement indicating that tech has been used but is achieving the same teaching result as prior to the addition of tech.

Building a Lego car from instructions obtained on the Internet.

A stands for Amplification indicating that tech has provided better function, but again without changing the teaching result.

Building a Lego car with instructions and audio on a device.

Finally, T stands for Transformation where the technology opens up new avenues of learning that would be impossible without the technology involved.

Building a Lego car by collaborating with other classrooms on the Internet; including (but not limited to) design, stories, competitions.


Click HERE for article – Digital literacy dover: The RAT, SAMr, transformative technology, & Occam’s razor


McHugh, S. (2014, April 9). Digital literacy dover: The RAT, SAMr, transformative technology, & Occam’s razor [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://doverdlc.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-rat-samr-transformative-technology.html

Hughes, J., Thomas, R., & Scharber, C. (2006). Assessing technology integration: The RAT – replacement, amplification, and transformation – framework [Image]. Retrieved from http://pr0tean.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/the-rat-samr-transformative-technology.html

Pixabay. (2016). Free high quality images [Header image]. Retrieved from Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/



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