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Catherine Oliva

EDU-225
Ms.Biba John
05/31/2015
COliva0424.weebly.com

Technology assess on students learning by using computers. Computers


are very quick compared to a teacher having to assess 30 students or more.
Computers assess students without bias and without emotions. One program
which is used in the United States is the Common Core State Standards
Initiative (CCSSI) which develop group learning and other types of exercises
which assess students with multiple choice questions and beyond that.
Programs are providing rapid feedback so the students can see their
mistakes and teachers assist in helping rectify the errors.
Formative assessment is to give constant feedback that is used by the
teacher to better their teaching ability and students to improve their
learning. Informative assessment allows the student to improve on the
weaknesses. A summative assessment is an assessment of the entire course
and what was learned with in that time frame. The difference between
formative and summative assessment is that summative assessment is the
outcome of the program rather than a development summary of a particular
time which is considered to be formative.
The pros of integrating technology is that it allows the students to work at
their own pace. Students become motivated to learn when allowed to use
technology. When a student feels confident using the technology they have
learned, they become motivated to demonstrate what they have learned by
participating in class. Technology encourage students learning ability to
meet their needs. Technology aids students with special needs with visuals
and voice overs. Students with special needs tends to become more engage
when technology is used because of their attention span (Gee, JP,2007). No
matter the disability of the student, the teacher can setup a lesson plan
based on their skill level with the help of technology.
Some of the cons of integrating technology, is lacking the devices for
each individual student in a classroom which would lead to students sharing.
Students have problems sharing and can show possessive behavior. Students
become distracted waiting for a device to be available and can show
mischievous behavior. Having to construct individual technology lessons may
become very difficult depending on the size of the class because it is time
consuming. There is a lot of training involved when learning this new
technology which will be displayed in the classroom. For new teachers, it can
become very frustrating (Muller, Sancho Gil, Hernandez, Giro, and Bosco
2007).
The teacher should not only use technology for their students because
they are not only assess on technology. Students are evaluated on their
creativity, reading, writing, and math skills. Students must be able to
problem solve using paper and pencil. However, teachers will need to know if

Catherine Oliva
EDU-225
Ms.Biba John
05/31/2015
COliva0424.weebly.com

their students may need assistance in fine motor skills. For example: cutting
paper and writing consist of hand over hand assistance if needed which
technology cannot help in that department. In addition, teachers must
observe students ability to find pictures on books with minimum assistance.
Students have to be able to relate to everyday life and realistic situations.
The importance of assessment technology in connection with ISTE
standards is to make model citizens of our students. Being able to use
technology to help them with critical thinking and collaborate while
communicating with others. Learning about other social cultures allows them
to have a more open mind to their cultural habits. Students will become
technological advance and will be able to use the web with
confidence (Espinoza & Justice, 1994; Wetzel, 2001).

Catherine Oliva
EDU-225
Ms.Biba John
05/31/2015
COliva0424.weebly.com

Reference:

Bucci, T. T., Cherup, S., Cunningham, A., & Petrosino, A. J. (2003). ISTE STANDARDS
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Buckner, E., & Kim, P. (2014). Integrating Technology and Pedagogy for
Inquiry-Based Learning: The Stanford Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning
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Aronin, S., & O'Neal, M. (2011). Twenty Ways to Assess Students Using
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