Journey to Excellence

Software

Software selection should match the plan’s goals and objectives for integrating technology. Providing training and innovative strategies for teachers to effectively use software is more important than buying a wide variety of software. After training, teachers will then be better prepared to select appropriate software that meets their objectives. Keep the following points in mind:

Selection Process

  • Consistent with Instructional Goals
  • Facilitates Instructional Strategies
  • Caveats
    • Avoid “babysitting” software
    • Pedagogically sound
    • Lasting value

Types of Software

  • Drill and Practice
  • Applications
  • Simulations
  • Tutorials
  • Problem Solving
  • Evaluation
  • Reference
  • Independent Learning Software
  • Programming

Age and grade appropriate criteria

Purchasing Timeline

Budget Funding

Resources


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