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Technology Integration Form – COLLABORATION

GENERAL INFORMATION
Selected Technology/Resource Name:
Wordpress.com

Age/Grade
Level:
12th Grade

Technology/Resource Type:
Application

Software
Website

Device

Source: (Web address, company name, etc.)
www.wordpress.com
Associated Learning Standard(s): The resource may be generally applicable, if so, simply state that.
List any ISTE-S standards that seem to naturally align with the selected resource.
The resource is generally applicable to 12th grade writing standards, specifically the one that states:
“Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing
products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information. (11-12.W.6)

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Give a brief description of the technology/resource.
Wordpress is basically a blogging website used to publically publish original works of writing. It is
customizable, and can be shared with whoever the writer chooses.

INTEGRATION IDEA - COLLABORATION
How might you integrate this resource in a lesson plan to promote collaboration among students in your
classroom, or among students and others outside of the classroom?
I think one way I would use Wordpress in a lesson plan would be to have students do a creative writing
assignment corresponding with something that we have read, and publish it on Wordpress in order to do
a peer review. This would give students the opportunity to see what it is like to publish an original work
and receive feedback from other writers, classmates, and myself.

Value-Added Rating Scale
3

2

1

The integration idea described:

The integration idea
described:

The integration idea described:

• aligns to content standards
• transforms a lesson in a way that
would be impossible or very
difficult without it; very likely to
increase student engagement and

• aligns to content standards
• enhances a lesson; likely to
increase student
engagement and support

• aligns to content standards
• serves as a nice supplement to
a lesson but wouldn’t necessarily
play a critical role within the

contribute to mastery of the
concept(s)
• optimal in a student-centered
environment where students are
active and engaged in learning
content

mastery of the concept(s)

lesson

• will most likely be used by
the students directly

• will most likely be used by the
teacher during a lesson (e.g., a
demonstration)

VALUE-ADDED EXPLANATION

Based on the “value-added rating scale” above, how would you rate the technology integration
you described, using the selected resource?
Explain your rating based on the rubric indicators.

I would rate this integration idea at a 2. I feel like definitely enhances a writing assignment by making it
public (to classmates) and by using a more professional form of social media, there might be more
student engagement. It also aligns to content standards.

This template has been adapted from the following resources:
Christie, A., (2007). Dr. Alice Christie’s 6C Model for Evaluating Apps. Retrieved from
http://www.kathyschrock.net/uploads/3/9/2/2/392267/evalipad_content.pdf
ISTE, (2012). iste.nets•s Advancing Digital Age Learning. Retrieved from
http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/nets-s-standards.pdf?sfvrsn=2.
LearnZillion, Inc. (July 2014). TeachFest Guide | Mathematics. Retrieved from
http://ctcorestandards.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Math_TeachFest_SA_Guidebook.pdf.
Schrock, K., (2011-14). Critical Evaluation of a Content-Based IPAD/IPOD APP. Retrieved from
http://alicechristie.org/6C/6C.pdf.