Describe his/her use of technology.
The students were using Macbook Pros from our laptop cart to research information about biomes. Each students had a computer and each student was independently looking up information. The teacher walked around the room and answered questions and gave feedback. The students were expected to find a way to take notes or to store information.
Did he/she use ICT at the right time?
ICT was used at the right time as the students had a good idea about what they were studying.
Did he/she use appropriate tools?
Not really. While the computers were a very good idea, there was nothing in the way of having students keep track of what they were learning or organizing it for their project (a presentation to the whole class about an ecosystem they are studying). The students should have had some place to keep digital notes, a guideline as to what resources might be best to use, and some plan of study and what they needed to do to complete the task.
Did he/she use ICT to help students to solve real-life problems?
No, as this was more of just a straightforward study of a chosen ecosystem. This could have been juiced-up a little if the assignment was changed to something where the students needed to study an issue in an ecosystem and give background info about the ecosystem as part of the project.
How did his/her students use technology?
The students really went from wikipedia (which I don't think is too bad), but not really anywhere else. They mostly copied and pasted into a Word document and then changed a few of the words around (some did not change anything).
Was the class teacher-centered or student-centered?
While this seems like it was student centered because the students were the ones doing all of the research, I don't think it was. I think it was teacher-centered because they just went to websites and copied/pasted into a document to satisfy the rubric. There was not a lot of deviation from the wikipedia sites that I saw. I don't think the students were doing a lot of thinking and discovering - it was more like shopping.