ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

If you missed the Tech Tuesday session yesterday, click here to check out the agenda and materials.  Below, I’ve linked a screencast I posted to my YouTube channel that models a standards-based approach to writing a rubric.  Using the template I provided in yesterday’s post (also below), you can go through the process yourself. Screencast Read More …

Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

How can we as teachers develop useable and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice/choice?  In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be building rubrics for your project(s). Agenda Review of rubric characteristics from previous rubric meeting Brief overview of laying-out a rubric in Word Find your Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 501 – Introduction to Assessment Using Rubrics

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

You’ve got a great idea for a project-based learning unit, but how will you assess students knowledge of content and their practice of the 4Cs? In this session, analyze and critique example rubrics to determine what makes a good one. Agenda As a conversation-starter, read through the ASCD article “What’s Wrong—and What’s Right—with Rubrics” by W. James Read More …

Contention 1 for @newtechnetwork #echoAV | Value of “talk” in feedback and assessment

In my quest for generating more authentic feedback in writing, I often find myself drawn to conversations, whether they are synchronous or asynchronous.  We know our pedagogy is strengthened by feedback that helps students grow, understand and better communicate their thoughts or work products.  When we hold writing conferences, we realize a truth that we may Read More …

demo warm-down response “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Writing Rubrics” #uiwp

This is a down-down post to collect responses from the fellows attending my teaching demonstration during the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project (#uiwp2012).  The comments and replies represent the opinions of the authors and may not represent the owner of this site. After our collaborative activity, please take some time to reflect on one Read More …

demo warm-up response “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Writing Rubrics” #uiwp

This is a warm-up post to collect responses from the fellows attending my teaching demonstration during the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project (#uiwp2012).  The comments and replies represent the opinions of the authors and may not represent the owner of this site. Before we start today, please take some time to reflect on one Read More …