Quality Tools

What are Quality Tools for the Classroom?

What have we used the past two days?
  • Wikispaces
  • Google Doc Forms
  • Poll Everywhere
  • YouTube
  • Online Presentations
    • Animoto
    • Prezi
    • Jing
  • AtomicLearning
  • RSS Feeds
  • Diigo

Were these effective tools for the tasks required according to the tech integration framework?
How do the skills determined yesterday affect the type of tool you should use?

K-2 Elements of a Good Tool
  • Interactive (Games to learn)
  • Click and drag/drop
  • Drawing
  • Minimal typing needs
  • Independent learning
  • Audio Support for Text
  • Not overly visually stimulating that it distracts
  • Socialization within the program to challenge their learning (math game against each other)
  • Acquiring Basic Skills

3-5 Elements of a Good Tool
  • Interactive
  • Appropriate Age Limits
  • Appropriate Reading Levels
  • Collaboration
  • Friendly Interface
  • Creativity
  • Teacher created student accounts or teacher managed accounts
  • Ability to save the work complete online
  • Ability to share with and involve parents

How should we evaluate the tools we use?
Develop something you can use to evaluate tools for your classroom that will support the skills your students need.