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Software Evaluation Rubric Assignment EdTech 554 Spring 2011 Submitted: 3/13/2011

Software Evaluation Rubric


Directions: Use this rubric to evaluate educational software being considered for adoption. Please submit the completed rubric to the technology team for adoption consideration if the total score at the end is 19 out of 27 (70%) or higher. Name of Evaluator:___________________________________ Software Evaluated:___________________________________ Possible Use:______________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3 Software aligns with current curriculum and helps support concepts from district standards. Software integrates with current network systems and is fully supported by the technology department The software is free and will allow all 2 Software aligns with 60% of current curriculum and standards Software will integrate with current system with minor system changes and/or upgrades. It is supported by IT. The software falls within budget 1 Software aligns with less than 60% of current curriculum and standards Software will not integrate with current system with minor system changes and/or upgrades. It is not supported by IT. The software is not within budget Not Applicable Comments

N/A

Curriculum Alignment

N/A

Technology Support

Cost

needed users to obtain a license.

guidelines and comes with a set # of licenses with the option to purchase more. The software provides options for problem solving and strategy application.

guidelines.

N/A

Interaction

The software requires students to problem solve and apply strategies and skills learned from the classroom. Graphics and multimedia are present, high quality, welldesigned, related to learning goals, and age and/or content appropriate. Software has methods to accommodate varying student abilities and special needs. Software is accessible to students that are English language

The software does not provide options for problem solving and strategy application. Graphics and multimedia are not present for any module. Graphics not related to the goals and content.

N/A

Graphics and Multimedia

Graphics and multimedia are present for some modules, medium quality, and design, generally related to goals and content. Software provides some accommodation options.

N/A

Software provides no accommodation options.

N/A

Accessibility

Language

Software provides some language options.

Software provides no language options.

N/A

learners. Software can be customized (instructions, features, levels of difficulty) by the teacher and/or the student. Software provides a valid means of assessment. Software has some customization options. Software has no customization options.

N/A

Customizability

Assessment Total

Software provides assessments.

Software does not provide assessments.

N/A ________/ 27

Technology Department Use Only: Name of Reviewer:__________________________________ Your evaluation Score:__________ Software Evaluation Results (Circle One): Discrepancy to Original: +/-_________ Approve Deny Average Score:__________

Explanation:______________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Software Evaluation Rubric (Sample 2)


Directions: Use this rubric to evaluate educational software being considered for adoption. Please submit the completed rubric to the technology team for adoption consideration if the total score at the end is 19 out of 27 (70%) or higher. Name of Evaluator: Evan Sellers Software Evaluated: Glogster

Possible Use: Teachers can use Glogster to create interactive and multimedia filled presentations, assignments, assessments, tutorials, lessons, and in-service training. Glogster may assist teachers in differentiating instruction. Students can utilize Glogster to create 21st century posters and other items. 3 Software aligns with current curriculum and helps support concepts from district standards. Software integrates with current network systems and is fully supported by the technology department. The software is within the budget 2 Software aligns with 60% of current curriculum and standards. Software will integrate with current system with minor system changes and/or upgrades. It is supported by IT. The software falls within budget 1 Software aligns with less than 60% of current curriculum and standards. Software will not integrate with current system with minor system changes and/or upgrades. It is not supported by IT. The software is not within budget Not Applicable Comments Glogster aligns with the standards of incorporating 21st century tools. Glogster is an online tool and will integrate with the current network.

N/A

Curriculum Alignment

N/A

Technology Support

Glogster EDU is a free Web 2.0 tool for a

Cost

and will allow all needed users to obtain a license.

guidelines and comes with a set # of licenses with the option to purchase more.

guidelines.

N/A

teacher and up to 50 students. Some editing functions are limited with the free version. Schools have the option of paying $2 per student for an unlimited school license. Teachers can pay $99 for a single license for up to 200 students. Glogster is totally geared toward creating interactive tools.

Interaction

The software requires students to problem solve and apply strategies and skills learned from the classroom. Graphics and multimedia are present, high quality, welldesigned, related to learning goals, and age and/or content appropriate. Software has methods to accommodate varying student abilities and special

The software provides options for problem solving and strategy application.

The software does not provide options for problem solving and strategy application. Graphics and multimedia are not present for any module. Graphics not related to the goals and content.

N/A

Graphics and Multimedia

Graphics and multimedia are present for some modules, medium quality, and design, generally related to goals and content. Software provides some accommodation options.

N/A

Software provides no accommodation options.

N/A

Accessibility

needs. Software is accessible to students that are English language learners. Software can be customized (instructions, features, levels of difficulty) by the teacher and/or the student. Software provides a valid means of assessment. Software provides some language options. Software provides no language options. Glogster does not provide N/A

Language

Software has some customization options.

Software has no customization options.

N/A

Glogter EDU allows teachers to control some levels of editing and access to students.

Customizability

Assessment Total

Software provides assessments.

Software does not provide assessments.

N/A 21/ 27

Technology Department Use Only: Name of Reviewer: John Smith Your evaluation Score: 21 Discrepancy to Original: +/Approve Deny 0 Average Score: 21

Software Evaluation Results (Circle One):

Explanation: The use of Glogster EDUs Basic Teachers Single License has been approved for Evan Sellers. Because the Basic License is free of charge for one teacher and up to 50 students, it will be used as a trail run in Mr. Sellers Honors Economics class. If the trial run is successful and the software is deemed useful, the district will purchase a school license in the coming year.