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2005-2006 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2005-2006 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ITP 544 - Instructional Software Review for the Classroom

Software Evaluation for the Classroom encourages teachers to analyze current educational software evaluation techniques, locate and preview software, search online reviews, devise useful evaluations for software selection in the classroom, and begin to build a library of software reviews. This class emphasizes the human and legal issues surrounding software selection including cultural bias, gender equity, intellectual property and software licensing. In addition, this course examines the development, utilization and evaluation of math and science based software and programs. A major portion of the class is the production of an Integrated Project, which meets current classroom needs. The Integrated Project includes the selection of software, lesson plan, and implementation within a K-12 class. A Pre-practicum component is included. The activities, materials and content of this course are related to the current Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for PreK-12 Instructional Technology Standards.

(Cr 3)