Harry Walker – Johns Hopkins University

10/18/2010



Domain
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Curriculum Connection
Skill(s) reinforced in the app are not clearly connected to the targeted skill or concept
Skill(s) reinforced are prerequisite or foundation skills for the targeted skill or concept
Skill(s) reinforced are related to the targeted skill or concept
Skill(s) reinforced are strongly connected to the targeted skill or concept
Authenticity
Skills are practiced in a rote or isolated fashion (e.g., flashcards)
Skills are practiced in a contrived game/simulation format

Some aspects of the app are presented an authentic learning environment
Targeted skills are practiced in an authentic format/problem-based learning environment
Feedback
Feedback is limited to correctness of student responses
Feedback is limited to
correctness of student responses and may allow for student to try again
Feedback is specific and results in improved
student performance
(may include tutorial aids)
Feedback is specific and results in improved
student performance; Data is available electronically to student and teacher

Differentiation
App offers no flexibility (settings cannot be altered)
App offers limited flexibility (e.g., few levels such as easy, medium, hard)
App offers more than one degree of flexibility to adjust settings to meet student needs
App offers complete flexibility to alter settings to meet student needs
User Friendliness

Students need constant teacher supervision in order to use the app

Students need to have the teacher review how to the use the app on more than one occasion
Students need to have the teacher review how to the use the app
Students can launch and navigate within the app independently
Student Motivation
Students avoid the use of the app or complain when the app is assigned by the teacher
Students view the app as “more schoolwork” and may be off-task when directed by the teacher to use the app
Students will use the app as directed by the teacher
Students are highly motivated to use the app and select it as their first choice from a selection of related choices of apps