PICRAT Matrix

A matrix to help guide technology integration practices

This matrix builds off of the technology integration framework of RAT (Hughes, Thomas, & Scharber, 2006) to provide teachers with a way of meaningfully thinking about technology integration.

PICRAT Matrix
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To use the matrix, teachers must ask themselves two questions:

  1. What is the technology use's effect on practice?
    • Replacement
    • Amplification
    • Transformation
  2. What are the students doing with the technology?
    • Passive
    • Interacting
    • Creating

Effective technology integration is a nuanced and difficult thing to decipher, but this matrix helps us to think about practice along two lines. Generally speaking, I submit that effective technology integration occurs more at the top-right of the matrix, while most of our practice lingers around the bottom-left.

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