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Technology Evaluation Template #1

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

Google Earth

Junior

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)

Google Earth App on Mac


Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.

This is a source that students can use to navigate through the world, from their desks. This can be It is
generally applicable.
RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.

Google Earth allows students to virtually fly around the world and explore different places. One can also
measure area, distance, elevation, as well as draw paths. You are given the choices such as street view, 3D
Trees, Historical Imagery, Navigation, tours, and sharing screen shots. Google Earth can be used for
entertainment or for activities.
The Resource Allows Students To:
Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

YES

Content and Pedagogy

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

RECOMMENDATION

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N/A

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

NO

Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

-For certain projects or virtual field trips, I would highly recommend using google earth. Students will have a
virtual realm in their hands and they are able to move along at their own pace or work with others, plus it is
easy to use. Students will have the ability to learn and see more through the use of Google Earth.
Older students, such as high schoolers, may not be as intrigued by the virtual tours, so I would recommend
this students in middle school and younger.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
-Students could do a flight simulation and explore places around the Earth and write a few things that they found
intriguing from each place they visit. Later the class could discuss the differences between places around the world and
even go further and explore their cultures. Google Earth can also be used to show students where Historical Markers
are and then discuss or explain why those markers were placed there.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:

NO

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:

Logistics

YE
S

YE
S

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

This template has been adapted from the following resources:


Christie, A., (2007). Dr. Alice Christies 6C Model for Evaluating Apps. Retrieved from
http://www.kathyschrock.net/uploads/3/9/2/2/392267/evalipad_content.pdf
ISTE, (2012). iste.netss Advancing Digital Age Learning. Retrieved from
http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/nets-s-standards.pdf?sfvrsn=2.
Schrock, K., (2011-14). Critical Evaluation of an Content-Based IPAD/IPOD APP. Retrieved from
http://alicechristie.org/6C/6C.pdf.
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NO

N/A

N/A

Other resources on technology evaluation tools can also be found at:


http://learninginhand.com/blog/ways-to-evaluate-educational-apps.html

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Technology Evaluation Template #2

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

Blogger

Middle School (7th


and up.

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


Blogger.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
Blogger is generally applicable to almost any subject. Blogger can be used to encourage students to think more
critically about what they have learned.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
Blogger is a website that allows students to create and personalize a blog about themselves or a topic of their choice.
Blogger allows students to utilize their typing skills and be creative with their writings. Blogger is a way for students to
express themselves, comment on their classmates blogs, or connect with others who agree or disagree with them.

Content and Pedagogy

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information. (from an outside source)

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

NO

N/A

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

I would highly recommend blogger as a resource because it can help students think critically and express
what those thoughts in a professional forum online. Since blogs can be viewed by others, they can also
communicate with their classmates and almost anyone else who is on Blogger. Students could search
similar topics to see examples or to see why others agree or disagree with their thoughts. I think that this
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resource would be best suited for students at the middle school level because at that age they will be able to
maneuver the internet and work with the site to find sources and write their blog. I feel that younger students
may struggle with Blogger a little, but they could still use it if their teacher felt they were ready.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
Students could use blogger as a way to express the way they feel about certain topics or ideas. Teachers could set
aside time for students to use blogger for creative writing, while improving their typing skills. Or students could use
Blogger as a way to explain what they are learning, what they would like to learn and/or what they actually did learn.
Blogger could be used to allow students to set goals for themselves, then record their progress throughout the class
and lastly how they thought they did or any suggestions for the future students who will take the class. Students can
write reports on Blogger too.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.
The Resource Allows Students To:

YE
S

NO

Implementation

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.
Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Logistics

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:

YE
S

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

Technology Evaluation Template #3

GENERAL INFORMATION

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N/A

NO

N/A

Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

iMovie

Middle School (7th


and up.

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


On Apple Computers - iMovie
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
iMovie is generally applicable to almost any subject. iMovie can be used to create movies for projects, based upon the
current lesson.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
iMovie is an application found on Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. You can create a movie with your camera, with
pictures, with audio and you can add special features/ effects.

The Resource Allows Students To:


Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

YES

N/A

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Content and Pedagogy

NO

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information. (from an outside source)

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

I would highly recommend the use of iMovie for students around the middle school age and above because
it is a more complex system for creating movies. It is a great way for students to learn about making movies
and clips and it can be used by virtually any subject.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS

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How could you use this in the classroom?


Students could use iMovie to present a speech over a subject. Students can use iMovie to create a video tutorial for
How To projects, such as how to do a backflip or play a guitar. Students can make their own movies or they could
create one together. Students can use iMovie to act out history and they can add still picture and voice overs if they
would like. iMovie provides a way for students to learn how to utilize video clips and instructional videos and make their
own.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.
YE
S

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:

N/A

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

YE
S

The Resource Is:

NO

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Logistics

NO

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.
Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

Technology Evaluation Template #4

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

Prezi

6th and up

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)

Website- Prezi.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.

Prezi can be used to create a visual of the subject at hand, to tell a story, or to interact with others.
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N/A

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.

Prezi is a website that students can create slides that grab the attention of students and anyone else they
allow to view their presentation. Prezi is full of visual aids, sound effects, creating a 3D background and
collaborating with others.

Content and Pedagogy

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.
Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology
concepts, systems, and operations.

NO

N/A

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

Prezi is an excellent resource for students 6th grade and above because these students have usually seen a
similar type of presentation form (PowerPoint). Students are able to share their presentations and view other
students around the world. If students wish to learn more about Texas History, they can pull up someone
elses Prezi and learn from that.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
-Students could create a Prezi at the beginning of the year, to introduce themselves to the class. Prezi has many
different templates, sound effects and pictures that you can use and you can import your own. A great example of using
Prezi would be to have students work together to explain the events that happened during a certain time period of
History. Students can organize the presentation to flow in an order of events. They can put pictures of people from that
time and music as well.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.

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YE
S

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:


Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

YE
S

The Resource Is:

Logistics

NO

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

NO

N/A

N/A

Technology Evaluation Template #5

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

Garage Band

Middle School (7th


and up.

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


On Apple Computers Garage Band
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
Garage Band is generally applicable to almost any subject. Garage Band can be used to create music, be a DJ, and
learning to the piano.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
iMovie is an application found on Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. You can create a movie with your camera, with
pictures, with audio and you can add special features/ effects.

The Resource Allows Students To:


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YES

NO

N/A

Content and Pedagogy

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information. (from an outside source)

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

I would highly recommend the use of Garage Band for students around the middle school age and above
because it is a more complex system for creating music. It is a great way for students to learn to play the
piano or run their own music studio, where they get to be creative.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
Students could use Garage Band to create a rap or song to help learn a vocabulary lesson. Students could also use
the music aspect to help each other remember key concepts for history classes. For example, a 7 th grade class could
make a song or rap that help students remember when certain wars occurred. Students could record the song and play
it for the class. They could also share their song, so that other schools or students could use it too.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:

YE
S

NO

N/A

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:


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YE

NO

N/A

Logistics

S
Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

Technology Evaluation Template #6

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

Twitter

High School (912)

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)

Twitter.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.

This is a source that students can use to communicate with others all around the world, from their desks.
This can be generally applicable.
RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.

Twitter is a place for students to communicate with one another or their teacher. Twitter is a social media site
that can be sued for almost any subject.

Content and Pedagogy

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

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NO

N/A

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

-Twitter definitely needs to be used by older students, at the high school level, because it requires a mature
audience.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
-Students can use Twitter as a way to keep themselves updated with assignments or grades. English teachers

can use Twitter to encourage students to look at other points of view or to correct the grammar that they see.
Twitter can be used a way to show students how they can be perceived by others.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:

NO

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:

Logistics

YE
S

YE
S

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

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NO

N/A

N/A

Technology Evaluation Template #7

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name:

Age/Grade Level:

Slide Share

Middle School (7th


and up.

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


SlideShare.net
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
Slide Share is general applicable because you can you it for any class.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
Slide Share is a website where you can upload content, such as a Power Point, you can add tags that provide a quick
look for others to view your slideshare.

Content and Pedagogy

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information. (from an outside source)

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

NO

N/A

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.

I would highly recommend the use of Slide Share in the classroom, because students can connect with
others around the world and view their Slide Shares. Students can use this website as a way to come up
with new ideas for a power point presentation. Students in middle school and above would benefit from this
resource because they will be able to have their own account and they will know how to use it wisely. The
younger grades may have a tough time understand the uploading.
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IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
Students could use Slide Share to publish a Power Point based upon research about a historian, an all about me
presentation or a how to presentation that shows other students how to survive high school or middle school. I would
allow my middle school students to create a power point that tells others How to Survive Middle School; I would be
interested in their responses. The students would upload these to Slide Share for others to see them and they would be
told to review their classmates Slide Shares. There would be bonus points awarded to anyone who found a Slide Share
with this topic that was not created by a student in the class. I feel as though students would enjoy this website and
benefit greatly from the different views.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:


Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:

Logistics

YE
S

YE
S

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school. (Free version)

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

Technology Evaluation Template #8

GENERAL INFORMATION

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NO

N/A

NO

N/A

Technology Name: Popplet

Age/Grade Level:

Technology Type:

3rd through 9th

Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


Popplet.com; also iPad app
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
This resource is generally applicable to students because they can organize their ideas. Similar to mind mapping.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
Popplet is a resource that can help students and even people in the work place to throw all their ideas out and organize
them in a way that makes sense. It is interactive and can be used at home, at school or at work.

The Resource Allows Students To:


Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

YES

Content and Pedagogy

N/A

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.


Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.
Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology
concepts, systems, and operations.

NO

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.
I would recommend this resource to students from 5 th grade to 9th in mostly English classes. Students should know how
to use this before they begin writing research papers because it can establish a base line for generating topic ideas and
facts. It is also very easy to personalize and it allows students to have their own bubbles.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS

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How could you use this in the classroom?


In the classroom, students can use Popplet to plan out what they would like to write for their paper. Students use it to
brainstorm ideas they want to write about and once they have chosen a topic, they could use it to gather facts about
their topic. Popplet can help students see what is important for their paper. Students could then comment on each
others bubbles and critique their ideas.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.
YE
S

The Resource Allows Students To:

Implementation

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

N/A

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

YE
S

The Resource Is:

Logistics

NO

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

NO

N/A

Technology Evaluation Template #9

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name: Edmodo

Age/Grade Level:
All grade levels.

Technology Type:
Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


Edmodo.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
This resource is generally applicable to students and parents. It is a website that can be used for many different things.

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RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
Edmodo is the Facebook for teachers. Edmodo is a website that students and parents can have access to, which can
be used for assignments or updates.

Content and Pedagogy

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

NO

N/A

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.
I would highly recommend Edmodo to almost any grade level. Edmodo can help keep parents up to date on classroom
activities and assignments. Students can have their own login and they can use it to take quizzes, submit assignments,
have chats, and complete polls.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
In the classroom, Edmodo could be used to have class discussions and take quizzes. The teacher could give an
assignment on Edmodo that students must turn in online. Then once the students turn in their assignment, they could
be asked to take a quiz about that assignment. Such as write a paragraph on the principles of management, then they
could take a quiz that relates to their reading and the assignment. The students could then take a poll about the
hardness of the assignment and quiz. Students can work at their own pace and the teacher can lock the quiz at a
certain time and set a time limit on the quiz.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.
The Resource Allows Students To:

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YE
S

NO

N/A

Implementation

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.
Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

YE
S

The Resource Is:

Logistics

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

NO

N/A

Technology Evaluation Template #10

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name: Google Sites

Age/Grade Level:

Technology Type:

All grade levels.

Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


Googlesites.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
This resource is generally applicable to students and parents because it is a free website to keep them both up to date.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
Google sites is a free website where teachers can create their own class website. Teachers can use it to make students
and parents aware of what they are doing in the class. Perfect for if students missed a day of class or if parents want to
know what their kids are learning in that class.

Content

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

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NO

N/A

and Pedagogy

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.
I would highly recommend Google sites to teachers because that can post about what is going on in their classroom.
Parents can know what lesson their kids are learning and they can keep up with test dates and such. Students can use
the website as a way to communicate with you and so that they can see a running syllabus throughout the class. It
helps everyone to be informed and these days that is crucial.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
In the classroom, Google sites would be used as a resource for students to check up on their assignments for the
coming weeks. In high school, I would have my students constantly check the class syllabus to know when
assignments will be assigned and turned in (this is how college is). I would also use Google sites for students to create
their own business website. This would be during the lesson about marketing and making sure they know what a good
website for a business looks like. They may even upload real photos and videos that describe their business and its
purpose. Then students could evaluate other students websites and explain in a paper how important advertising is,
when it comes to the business world.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.
The Resource Allows Students To:

Implementation

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

YE
S

NO

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:


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N/A

YE

NO

N/A

Logistics

S
Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

Technology Evaluation Template #11

GENERAL INFORMATION
Technology Name: Twitter

Age/Grade Level:

Technology Type:

7th-12th

Application

Software

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)


Twitter.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
This resource is generally applicable to students and parents because it is a free website to keep them both up to date.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the resource.
Twitter is an application that can be used for communication between teachers and students, as well as teachers and
parents. Twitter also has a web address that can easily be accessed. It is a social media site that can be used for
communication outside of the classroom. Twitter can be used to post tweets, communicate with people around the
world, post videos and even post polls.

Content and Pedagogy

The Resource Allows Students To:

YES

Create: Students can use creative thinking or will create an innovative product.

Connect: Students can communicate with others outside the classroom.

Research: Students can gather, evaluate, and use information.

Collaborate: Students can work together within the classroom or outside of the
classroom. They can build upon each others knowledge and work.

Contextualize: Students can make connections between content areas, ideas, and/or
solve problems in a real-world context.

Critique: Students must think critically, solve problems, evaluate information, and make
informed decisions.

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NO

N/A

Build Technology Skills: Students must understand or be able to use technology


concepts, systems, and operations.

RECOMMENDATION
Given the information above, would your recommend this resource? Why or why not? Include any additional
considerations or notes you have.
I would highly recommend Twitter for older students because it is a great way to communicate with their teacher. Twitter
is a social media site, so it must be used carefully. Students should be warned about the potential dangers of misusing
social media, but I believe it can be useful in for the classroom.

IMPLEMENTATION IDEAS
How could you use this in the classroom?
In the classroom, Twitter can be used as a form of communication between teachers and students. Teachers can
remind their students of the assignments they have due or the upcoming tests and quizzes. Twitter can also be used for
researching marketing for other businesses. I would have students look up 5 different business twitter accounts and
explain the different techniques that are being used. Students could also tweet others around the world and ask them
about marketing strategies and which ones are most common. Students could even post a poll and see what marketing
strategies are the best for advertising.

Note: The following criteria may also be considered in the use of this resource. However, it is important to
understand that these are secondary criteria to content and pedagogy.

Implementation

The Resource Allows Students To:

NO

N/A

Work at different levels or paces: Students work is differentiated through the resource.

Gather data about themselves: Students can see their progress because the resource
contains a tracking system.

Work intuitively: Students work easily with the resource because it is user friendly and
intuitively designed.

Be motivated: Students are engaged and excited to use this resource.

The Resource Is:

Logistics

YE
S

YE
S

Free: There is no financial cost for the students, teacher, or school.

Easily Accessed: The resource does not require licensing and is available through the
web.

Reliable: The resource does not have frequent bugs and may have some kind of trouble
shooting support available (either a help menu or a support team).

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NO

N/A