On-Line Software Evaluation Form

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Nova Scotia teachers are invited to assess and provide recommendations of curriculum software to meet student learning needs in grades primary to twelve. To participate, please complete the form below.


 

Teacher Name                Teacher Professional Number       
Teacher Email    

School                             

Recommendation  I recommend this resource I recommend this resource with reservations I don't recommend this resource


Learning Resource Information

Complete Software Title  


IF the title is part of a series, please give the name of the series:  


Software Publisher/Company Name
Software Publisher/Company Web Address, if known


Software Publication Date  (Select Date)
Software Supplier (if different from publisher)

Origin of Software:   

Intended Purpose of Resource: 

Recommended Purchase Quantities:
How many copies do you recommend?

                                                Please select the type of distribution and provide a ratio.
                                                For example:      

per student distribution 1 copy/ 6 students

per student distribution                                    
classroom set distribution                                
per school distribution                                     
teacher distribution                                          
other                                                               

Grade Level(s)      

Subject Area 
Course or Initiative


SECTION I. CRITERIA - CONSISTENCY WITH  PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING

Select the radio button which best reflects your evaluation for each statement.

To what extent does the learning resource support the principles of learning?
Specifically, to what extent does the resource

Principles of Learning Great Extent Somewhat Not at all Not Applicable
encourage learning in their personal construction of knowledge
ensure that learners are able to see themselves reflected in the resource
respect and support students' racial, cultural, gender, and social identities
ensure that students are invited or challenged to build on prior knowledge, integrating new understandings with existing understandings
help students to see themselves as members of a community of learners
help student made connections across the curriculum and with the world beyond the school and reflect on those connections
communicate high expectations for achievement to all students
encourage risk-taking in learning
reflect the diversity of the local and global community

Comments

Section II. CRITERIA - CURRICULUM FIT

Select the radio button which best reflects your evaluation for each statement.

2. (a) To what extent does the learning resource support the teaching/learning of the general curriculum outcomes as outcomes in the appropriate subject area foundation document and/or related curriculum documents?

Great Extent Somewhat Not at all Not Applicable

Comments

(b) To what extent is the learning resource congruent with the specific curriculum outcomes of the subject/course/grade level?

Great Extent Somewhat Not at all Not Applicable

Comments

(c) To what extent does the learning resource reflect the underlying philosophy and intent of curriculum for this subject/course/grade level?

Great Extent Somewhat Not at all Not Applicable

Comments

 

SECTION III. CRITERIA - LITERACY SKILLS

Select the radio button which best reflects your evaluation for each statement.

3. Is the learning resource accessible to and engaging for readers with a range of literacy skills.

Yes No Not Applicable

Comments

 

SECTION IV. CRITERIA - QUALITY OF CONTENT

4. To what extent does the learning resource

Quality of Content Great Extent Somewhat Not at all Not Applicable
provide accurate information
provide appropriate depth of information
reflect credible expertise
use appropriate subject-specific language
use language and images in a clear, understandable, and effective way appropriate to the intended grade level
reflect safe practices
use Canadian references and examples

Comments

 

SECTION V. CRITERIA - DESIGN

5. To what extent do the design elements of the resource demonstrate

Design Great Extent Somewhat Not at all Not Applicable
visual appeal
durability and portability
quality of illustrations
effective layout
effective print style and size
flexibility (allows for using resource in more that one way)

Comments

Additional Comments

Please identify any bias in this resource.


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