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Student Media Tools
These pages collect the evaluations of media production and distribution tools for educational use.
Web-Resource Criteria (Gordon's Review of Prezi.com - Posted on October 5, 2015)
- Below are eight yes/no questions that a school teacher could use to quickly evaluate a content-based web source for student use. For a source to pass, all or most should be answered yes. Of course, a teacher may still accept sources that don’t meet all criteria: it depends on her/his objectives.
- Is the website reputable and credible?
- Does it present correct information? (i.e. true, accurate)
- Is the information up-to-date?
- Does it communicate with quality? (e.g. correctly written, clear, understandable)
- Does it fit the grade level?
- Does the site load and navigate efficiently?
- Does everything (e.g. links, media) work?
- Is the site accessible for all my students?
- Evaluation of Elementary Algebra Videos. This is a series of short instructional videos on simple algebra examples (grade 8-9).
- Is the website reputable and credible? Yes. Open Educational Resources Commons is a searchable repository of learning resources. It is recommended to students in EDDL 5101.
- Does it present correct information? Yes. The information presented correctly shows how to solve algebra problems.
- Is the information up-to-date? Yes.
- Does it communicate with quality? Yes. The instructions for solving examples are clearly communicated in correct and understandable language and graphics.
- Does it fit the grade level? Yes. This source presents grade 8-9 learning content in language that is understandable at this age. There are no inappropriate ads or content.
- Does the site load and navigate efficiently? Yes. The website loads quickly. Navigation is straightforward.
- Does everything (e.g. links, media) work? Yes. All links to YouTube.com, where the videos are hosted, work well.
- Is the site accessible for all my students? Yes. The www.oercommons.org website is accessible to anyone without password or cost. It worked on all browsers I tried: Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.
- Since this web-resource meets all eight criteria, I would accept it for student use.