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Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan

Draft of Section Four: Software to Support Assessment

1) Draft your proposal to utilize software to support assessment in the classroom as a part of your Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan. Consider the following:
a) In what ways can technology facilitate the ongoing effort to assess student learning?
b) What is the difference between formative assessment and summative assessment and how can technology be used to facilitate both?
c) What are the pros and cons of using technology to assess student learning?
d) Should a teacher only use technology to assess student learning? Why or why not?
2) Support your rationale from your required readings and from three to five peer-reviewed articles from the GCU eLibrary.

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Means, B. (2010). Technology and education change: Focus on student learning. JRTE 42(3), pp. 285-307. Retrieved from EBSCOHost database.

Study interviewed teachers at schools using math and reading software who posted both above -average gains and below-average gains in student learning to ascertain why the disparate results. School culture, teacher attitudes and administrative support where cited as primary differences.

Wang, F., Kinzie, M.B., McGuire, P., & Pan, E. (December 6, 2009). Applying technology to inquiry-based learning in early childhood education. Journal of Early Childhood Education. 37m pp. 381-389. Retrieved from EBSCOHost database. DOI: 10.1007/s10643-009-0364-6.

Paper recommends using computer-based inquiry learning for young children as an effective teaching tool.

Bebell, D., & O'Dwyer, L.M. (January, 2010). Educational outcomes and research from 1:1 computing settings. The Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 9(1). Retrieved from http:www.jtla.org.

Report summarizing four studies and additional papers, concluding that computer use in instruction resulted in increased student and teacher use of technology, increased student engagement and interest levels and modest student learning gains.

Sammons, M. C. (1995). Students assess computer-aided classroom presentations. T H E Journal (Technological Horizons in Education), ...

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