2 Types of software tools Desktop publishing softwareTest generators and test item banksWorksheet and puzzle generatorsIEP generatorsGraphic document makersPDF and forms makers
3 Purposes and BenefitsAllow creation and use of documents, tests, exercises, IEPs, certificates, PDFs, and forms.Less time consumingImproved efficiencyImproved appearanceImproved productivity
4 Examples Desktop publishing software Students and teachers create their own letterhead brochures, flyers, posters, newsletters, newspapers, and books.You can purchase Adobe PageMaker, or Microsoft Publisher.
5 Examples cont… Test generators and rubric generators. Teachers can create test item banks and generate various versions of tests from them.They can administer tests online.There are several free rubric making websites.See page 157.
6 Examples cont… Puzzle makers and worksheet generators Teachers produce exercises and games for student skill practice.puzzlemaker
7 Classroom UseMaterial Generators provide a resource for teachers to be more efficient and professional.It also gives students an opportunity to produce work in a format that is creative and easy to share.