0
Relative Advantage -  Software Types    Tammi Gearhart, EdTech 541           Spring ’11
Drill and PracticeDrill and practice software reinforce skills through repetition.
Example MathBlaster is an arcade- style game that provides repetition on various levels of math facts in an engaging way. ...
Other ExamplesFlash Action Colors, Shapes & MoreJump Start Learning Games: A B C’sFranklin the Turtle: Goes to School
Drill and PracticeSometimes referred to as “drill and kill” because of atendency to overuse this type of software rather t...
TutorialsTutorials seek to instruct or build skills through following ascope and sequence, much like in a teacher-directed...
Example      Mavis Beacon Keyboarding for      Kidz is an example of a tutorial      for elementary children. There      a...
Other ExamplesRosetta Stone Spanish ExplorerSmart Start Spanish Deluxe
TutorialsTutorials have the benefit of allowing a student to movethrough the information at his or her own pace.A disadvant...
SimulationsSimulations are program that allow for recreating, testing,and changing outcomes based on manipulating situatio...
ExampleZoo Tycoon 2 is a simulationwhere the user can build a zoo,care for animals, and createexhibits. This is for ages 8...
Other ExamplesSim City 4Sim CoasterI can be an Animal Doctor
SimulationsSimulations provide an opportunity to experiment withoutthe cost or other difficult to overcome obstacles.Simula...
Educational GamesEducational games provide game-like experiences that arecombined with an educational objective.
Example    Zoombinis is an example of an    educational game. Math, logic,    and scientific skills are    practiced when p...
Other ExamplesThe Incredible MachineLittle Bear Kindergarten Thinking AdventuresBlue’s 1-2-3 Time Activities
Educational GamesThe fun that comes with educational games can be abig motivating factor for students.Teachers may substit...
ApplicationsApplications are used to produce or perform a particularfunction, usually for productivity purposes.
Example           Picasa is an image editing           and management program.           After editing images,           i...
Other Examples of ApplicationsWord processing    Audio recording/Spreadsheets       editingDatabase           Concept mapp...
Application SoftwareApplication software can be expensive and require updates.Students often have background knowledge on ...
Evaluating SoftwareKathy Schrock provides a number of links for evaluatingsoftware. Be sure to scroll about one third of t...
Relative advantage and software
Relative advantage and software
Relative advantage and software
Relative advantage and software
Relative advantage and software
Relative advantage and software
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Relative advantage and software

595

Published on

This slideshow discusses several different types of educational software, the relative advantages of using them, and provides examples of each.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
595
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • Transcript of "Relative advantage and software"

    1. 1. Relative Advantage - Software Types Tammi Gearhart, EdTech 541 Spring ’11
    2. 2. Drill and PracticeDrill and practice software reinforce skills through repetition.
    3. 3. Example MathBlaster is an arcade- style game that provides repetition on various levels of math facts in an engaging way. Also available online for free at http:// www.mathblaster.com/
    4. 4. Other ExamplesFlash Action Colors, Shapes & MoreJump Start Learning Games: A B C’sFranklin the Turtle: Goes to School
    5. 5. Drill and PracticeSometimes referred to as “drill and kill” because of atendency to overuse this type of software rather thanemphasize how to use the skills in a real-world setting.The game-style approach engages students and motivatesthem to practice.
    6. 6. TutorialsTutorials seek to instruct or build skills through following ascope and sequence, much like in a teacher-directed lesson.
    7. 7. Example Mavis Beacon Keyboarding for Kidz is an example of a tutorial for elementary children. There are few tutorials for the elementary level.Picture Source: http://www.broderbund.com/p-121-mavis-beacon-keyboarding-kidz.aspx
    8. 8. Other ExamplesRosetta Stone Spanish ExplorerSmart Start Spanish Deluxe
    9. 9. TutorialsTutorials have the benefit of allowing a student to movethrough the information at his or her own pace.A disadvantage is that there is no differentiation in theapproach to teaching/learning. If a student does not respondto that particular style of teaching, there isn’t a way to adaptthe approach.
    10. 10. SimulationsSimulations are program that allow for recreating, testing,and changing outcomes based on manipulating situationsand variables.
    11. 11. ExampleZoo Tycoon 2 is a simulationwhere the user can build a zoo,care for animals, and createexhibits. This is for ages 8 - 12.Picture Source: http://zootycoon.com/Products/AfricanAdventure/default.htm
    12. 12. Other ExamplesSim City 4Sim CoasterI can be an Animal Doctor
    13. 13. SimulationsSimulations provide an opportunity to experiment withoutthe cost or other difficult to overcome obstacles.Simulations can mislead students into thinking that theyknow more about real life than they are capable of learningthrough a software program.
    14. 14. Educational GamesEducational games provide game-like experiences that arecombined with an educational objective.
    15. 15. Example Zoombinis is an example of an educational game. Math, logic, and scientific skills are practiced when playing Zoombinis.Picture Source: http://www.childrenssoftwareonline.com/zoombinis_island_odyssey_software.html
    16. 16. Other ExamplesThe Incredible MachineLittle Bear Kindergarten Thinking AdventuresBlue’s 1-2-3 Time Activities
    17. 17. Educational GamesThe fun that comes with educational games can be abig motivating factor for students.Teachers may substitute educational games forauthentic teaching experiences.
    18. 18. ApplicationsApplications are used to produce or perform a particularfunction, usually for productivity purposes.
    19. 19. Example Picasa is an image editing and management program. After editing images, images can be uploaded to the web and shared.Picture Source: ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Picasa.svg
    20. 20. Other Examples of ApplicationsWord processing Audio recording/Spreadsheets editingDatabase Concept mappingGraphing Video conferencingPainting PaintingMovie editing
    21. 21. Application SoftwareApplication software can be expensive and require updates.Students often have background knowledge on how to usedifferent applications, based on using the software at home.
    22. 22. Evaluating SoftwareKathy Schrock provides a number of links for evaluatingsoftware. Be sure to scroll about one third of the way down.http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/sci-tech/scicom.html
    1. A particular slide catching your eye?

      Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

    ×