TEACHERS SOFTWARE EVALUATION RUBRIC

 

Title: ___________________________________________

Publisher: _______________________________________

Date of copyright: _________________________________

Version: ________________________________________

URL: ___________________________________________

Cost: ___________________________________________

Hardware: _______________________________________

O/S: ____________________________________________

Memory: ________________________________________

Subject areas: ____________________________________

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Grade Levels: ____________________________________

 

Delivery Methods:

____ lessons/tutorial  _____ drill & practice  _____ review  _____ simulation  _____ testing

____ game  _____ discovery  _____ problem-solving  _____ application

 

Rating: 0-5      (0=not included or component is far below standard            5=exemplary)

Content

The content is educational.

 

The content is valid & reliable.

 

The content is accurate & factual.

 

The content is age appropriate.

 

The content is clear.

 

The content sources are cited and reliable.

 

The content aligns with the curriculum & standards.

 

The content is free from bias.

 

 

Ease of Use

The directions are clear and easy to follow.

 

The program is interactive.

 

The program is easy to navigate through.

 

The students can exit the program at any time.

 

The program saves students work.

 

The program gives positive feedback.

 

The program allows child to practice old and new skills.

 

The program covers a variety of ability/skill levels.

 

 

Support Materials

The program has a teachers guide.

 

The program has printed and understandable instructions.

 

The instructions and help functions are easy to access through the Internet or by phone.

 

There are supplemental resources and sample lesson plans.

 

The teacher can modify the user levels in the program.

 

 

Technical quality:

The installation and setup are easy.

 

The program loads quickly & is error-free.

 

The program works well.

 

The audio (sound) is clear.

 

The program is visually stimulating through active animation, color, and graphics.

 

 

Assessment

The program has a pre-assessment.

 

The program has a post-assessment.

 

The program keeps a on-going record of a students’ progress.

 

Teachers can assess students by evaluating progress reports.

 

Assessment methods are appropriate and suited to the learning objectives.

 

 

Strengths:

 

 

 

 

 

Weaknesses:

 

 

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

 

 

 

Resources adapted from:

http://www.ed.brocku.ca/~jkerr/sftwreva.htm -  Software Evaluation by Dr. Jim Kerr, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

http:///www.arches.uga.edu/%7Emariah20/rubric.htm; The Arches at The University of Georgia; A software evaluation created by graduate students in the ARCHES (Academic Resources for Computing and Higher Education Sources)  program for Grades K-2.

Kent School District http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/TSC/ITRC/Keybrd_ex/Final_key_comments.pdf

Educational Software Evaluation Form – NETS FOR TEACHERS –Preparing Teachers for Use Technology

Shelly, Gary B., Cashman, Thomas J., Gunter, Glenda A., Gunter, Randolph E. (2006), Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom, Fourth Edition, Boston, Massachusetts, Pages 407 & 408

http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/passwd/trc/ttools/attach/mediaspec/SoftwareEvalTemplate2.doc: Georgia Department of Education

 

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