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21.7: Resources and references

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    Triple E Resources

    Liz Kolb developed Triple E Evaluation Rubrics to use when


    Evaluating the connection between the technology in a lesson plan and the learning goals of the lesson.

    Evaluating Apps and Websites for Learning Potential.

    Instructional Strategies to help meet the Triple E Framework.

    You can learn more about the Triple E Framework at and on Twitter @TripleE

    Other Resources for Evaluating Technology

    @KerryHawk02) and Ross Cooper (@RossCoops31) posted a blog on EdSurge on April 21, 2016 , ” Should I Download that App? A Ten-Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your- and Your Students’- Time” They suggest asking yourself these ten questions before tapping GET, INSTALL or BUY. Please read the full article that includes their rationale behind each question.

    1. What content do we want students to learn?
    2. What skills will our students practice or refine when they use this app?
    3. Will our students be consumers or creators when they use this app?
    4. What are my students’ needs, and can this app meet them?
    5. Is there a better app that achieves the same purpose?
    6. Is there a comparable/better app at a cheaper price?
    7. Is there an app on your devices that already does the same thing?
    8. Does the app promote our school and district “best practices”?
    9. How will we inform everyone else?
    10. .Have we talked to the app creators?

    Gallegar K, and Cooper, R. (2016, April 21). Should I Download that App? A Ten-Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your- and Your Students’- Time. [Blog Post]. Retrieved from

    Course Technology Evaluation Tool- click on link to access the evaluation tool.


    • As an assignment you will use the technology evaluation tool to evaluate an application/program that supports learning in the content area of mathematics.

    You may have a new program at school or you can borrow one from another teacher. Explore the program thoroughly. Deliberately make mistakes to see how the program will respond. Find out what kinds of software personalization options are available. Does the program teach the skill it claims to teach. How would you use this program in your classroom? Describe your overall experience with the tool. Would you recommend it to others? Why or Why not?

    Paula Lombardi, Granite State College, School of Education


    MichiganX:LEADed501x Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning. (2017). (an Open edX MOOC). Module 2: Ambitious Learning with Digital Tools (CC NY NC ND)

    In text citation: (MichiganX:LEADed501x, 2017, Module 2)

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