Tech Tool: iPad with Internet and Google Docs/Drive
Triple E Evaluation:
Students are working in pairs both with the technology and through the technology (co-engagement). They are writing and editing together in Google Docs. Google Docs does not have any "bells or whistles or games", thus the students are able to focus on the content. While the Internet can be distracting, the teacher should use instructional moves to keep them on-task with the learning goal.
The Google Docs allows students to work and edit together in real time (and the teacher can also weigh in). While the Internet resources allows the students to gather the necessary research they need for their argument. It would be more difficult to do this assignment without the Internet.
By using the Internet and finding authentic resources and authoritative sites, the students are able to learn how to put together an argument based on fact. The students are also learning how to use online collaborative tools to build a cohesive argument. It is connected to a real world concept, which may or may not interest the students (this was not shared in the lesson).
Total: 13/18...a strong connection between the technology and the learning goals.