Assessing Digital Tools
Choosing digital tools for your classroom can be daunting. The fact that a given tool could be used for educational purposes doesn’t mean that you can use it in your classroom, with your students, or in any given lesson — or that you should. This module will walk you through some ways of assessing classroom technology, considering the kinds of questions a teacher needs to ask in choosing specific tools to guide specific students towards specific learning goals.
1.0 CEU (general, digital learning)
Alignment to North Carolina standards
- North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
- 4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
- c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.
- d. Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.
- 5. Teachers reflect on their practice.
- a. Teachers analyze student learning.
- NC Digital Learning Competencies for Classroom Teachers
- 2. Digital Citizenship: Teachers will model and teach digital citizenship by the ethical, respectful, and safe use of digital tools and resources that support the creation of a positive digital school culture.
- f. Ensure full, equitable access and participation of all learners through high-quality technology tools and resources.
- 3. Digital Content and Instruction: Teachers will know and use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction.
- c. Identify, evaluate, and utilize appropriate digital tools and resources to challenge students to create, think critically, solve problems, establish reliability, communicate their ideas, collaborate effectively.
Participants will create the following in completing this module, and
central office staff may, at their discretion, request these work products before granting CEUs.
- Reflection journal
- Digital tools assessment worksheet (1–3 copies)
- New or revised lesson plan