ISTE Assessment and Technology Forum Classroom Observation Assessment Tools. Doug Danniell ISTE Helen Padgett Arizona State University. Learning Objectives. Understanding of the importance of classroom observations in assessing technology integration by teachers and students
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With the NCLB legislation’s emphasis on the importance of “evidence-based decision making and scientifically-based educational practices, what role does classroom observation data play in documenting the impact of those practices and the technologies on teaching and learning within classrooms?
The Six Critical Words
Chapter 6 - pp. 111- 133
Observation Example 1
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The instrument must have certain characteristics
The instrument itself should:
a. Answer the core question: Has this teacher integrated technology in an appropriate way?
b. Be adaptable to multiple instructional settings
c. Be suited to a 30-60 minute observation
d. Possess high inter-rater reliability
e. Be sensitive to the developmental process of teachers learning to integrate technology
The most critical feature: Defining integration
The instrument must reflect technology integration, which is observable.
1. Pre-Observation Form
2. Timed Interval Observations
3. Post-Observation Conference Form
Observation Example 3
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