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Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices. My Edutopia post When Grading Harms Student Learning generated a lot of buzz.

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Grading is an emotional subject, with strong-held opinions and ideas. I was really excited to see discussion on all sides of the issue. The best feedback for me was that, while many readers agreed with parts of the premise, I hadn't been specific on support strategies. 5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers. June 18, 2016 Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity.

5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers

As is explained in this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work. Rubric making should not be a complicated task, it should only speak to the core requirements of a given task while channeling focus to the learning outcomes.

There are a wide variety of web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to create rubrics. Below is a collection of some of our favourite applications. Welcome to Quick Rubric – Free, Fast, and Easy to Use! :) Some Excellent Rubric Generators for Teachers. July 3, 2016 A few days ago we published here in EdTech and mLearning a collection of some interesting web tools teachers can use to create educational rubrics.

Some Excellent Rubric Generators for Teachers

Today, we are adding this wonderful resource from Teachnology which is basically a huge selection of pre-made rubrics and rubric generators that can be integrated into different subject areas. Here Is A New Simple Tool to Create Educational Rubrics. October 3, 2015 Quick Rubric is a new tool from the folks in Photos for Class.

Here Is A New Simple Tool to Create Educational Rubrics

This is a new web based application that allows you to easily set up criterion-referenced rubrics to score your students performances and assignments. You can use Quick Rubric to create rubrics to help you assess things such as oral presentations, writing projects, reading comprehension, storytelling and many more. Rubrics are also proved to be of great help when grading students works especially essay and long narrative writing. The way Quick Rubric works is simple and easy. Click on the ‘Create a Rubric’ button and start customizing the rubric form as you want. Some Excellent Rubric Generators for Teachers. 5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers. Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning.

Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning process.

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Aheadofhistory: Get students talking with a peer assessment fortune teller. After several requests on Twitter, I'm pleased to publish a high quality, printable version of my peer assessment fortune teller here.

aheadofhistory: Get students talking with a peer assessment fortune teller

I would use it as an engaging way of encouraging students to carry out oral peer assessment. The prompts on the fortune teller also help to structure and prompt the feedback which weaker students give to their partners.  Labels: afl, assessment, engagement, formative, learning, teaching. Formative assessment. Home of free rubric tools: RCampus.

Welcome to iRubric iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool.

Home of free rubric tools: RCampus

Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards. Click. Click. ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform. Banca rubric. Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric - Perhaps the most difficult aspect of project-based learning for me was figuring out how I was going to assess it.

Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric -

I’m sure some teachers love assessing and marking student work, but honestly, I’m uncomfortable with most grading and scoring. I appreciate feedback and I don’t mind giving feedback, but I hate reducing it to a letter, number, or score. To me, it undervalues the learning. I’m skeptical of objective tests because of what those assessments leave out or mismeasure, and I’m suspicious of subjective evaluations because they are, well, subjective.

Nevertheless, most schools required teachers to report student learning in a systematic way, and my school is no different. How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? I think meaningful assessments can come in many shapes and sizes.

How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful?

In fact, to be thoroughly engaging and to draw the best work out of the students, assessments should come in different formats. Thankfully, with the Common Core standards exemplifying the 4Cs -- Creativity and Critical Thinking (through performance-based assessments), Collaboration, and Communication (through the use of interdisciplinary writing) -- we are looking at a more fluid future in testing formats. As long as the format itself is aligned with real-world skills, a meaningful assessment does not need to be lockstep with a particular structure any more. When I think about my own definition of a "meaningful assessment," I think the test must meet certain requirements. The assessment must have value other than "because it's on the test. " Take Three! 55 Digital Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success. There is no shortage of strategies, techniques, and tools available to teachers who use formative assessment in their classrooms.

Take Three! 55 Digital Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success

It’s been over a year since we published our blog on digital tools and apps for formative assessment success and some of them we listed are no longer around. The good news is that there are new tools and apps that are available today that can help facilitate evidence of student learning. 60formativeassessment. 20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day. 20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day by Saga Briggs The ultimate goal of teaching is understanding. But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time.

We hope students will understand, if not now then before test time, and we keep our fingers crossed that their results will indicate we’ve done our job. The problem is, we often rely on these tests to measure understanding and then we move on. Plickers. Nearpod - Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices.