The post below contains information found in Chapter 5 of the textbook (found in the references section below) the post reviews what key questions need to be considered when selecting educational applications to meet student's goals and objectives.3. Key questions to consider when selecting educational applications to meet students' goals and objectives.
- What is the intended outcome of the use of the educational application? Ex: is it meant for automaticity of basic math facts?
- Is the educational applications likely to fulfill its stated purpose? Ex: if the purpose is to build automaticity of basic math facts, does it repeat facts missed or provide feedback on how quickly and how many correct?
- Can the educational applications be used as an alternative to traditional classroom activities to enhance students' participation? Ex: will the students learn their basic math facts using online manipulatives?
Dell, A., Newton, D., & Petroff, J. (2012). Assistive technology in the classroom. (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.