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Scoring rubrics: what, when and how?. Moskal, Barbara M. Barbara M.

Scoring rubrics: what, when and how?. Moskal, Barbara M.

MoskalAssociate Director of the Center for Engineering Education Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Colorado School of Mines Scoring rubrics have become a common method for evaluating student work in both the K-12 and the college classrooms. The purpose of this paper is to describe the different types of scoring rubrics, explain why scoring rubrics are useful and provide a process for developing scoring rubrics. This paper concludes with a description of resources that contain examples of the different types of scoring rubrics and further guidance in the development process.

What is a scoring rubric? Scoring rubrics are descriptive scoring schemes that are developed by teachers or other evaluators to guide the analysis of the products or processes of students' efforts (Brookhart, 1999). Figure 1. Checklist for Online Instructors: During the first week of class. This orientation is organized into four stages of teaching an online class.

Checklist for Online Instructors: During the first week of class

To download a printable copy of the complete checklist, click here. Before the course begins | The first week | Throughout the course | The last week. Effective assessments in online courses. Rubrics to the Rescue. By Melissa D.

Rubrics to the Rescue

Henning, M.Ed. Read this teacher-friendly article for an overview of the rationale for using rubrics and tools and tips for implementing rubrics as an assessment tool in your classroom. You will be able to create and start using rubrics for student assessment within an hour. What Are RubricsWhy Use Rubrics? What is Authentic Assessment? What is Authentic Assessment?

What is Authentic Assessment?

Definitions What Does Authentic Assessment Look Like? How is Authentic Assessment Similar to/Different from Traditional Assessment? Alternative Names for Authentic Assessment A form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills -- Jon Mueller "...Engaging and worthy problems or questions of importance, in which students must use knowledge to fashion performances effectively and creatively. The tasks are either replicas of or analogous to the kinds of problems faced by adult citizens and consumers or professionals in the field. " -- Grant Wiggins -- (Wiggins, 1993, p. 229). Learner-centred assessment. Assessment is an integral part of your course design, but is it really measuring the learning that both you and your students most want to achieve?

Learner-centred assessment

Assessment should integrate grading, learning, and motivation for your students. Carefully planned assessment questions and methods make the time you spend grading assignments and tests worthwhile. Here are five suggestions to help you when planning assessment: Consider what you want your students to learn and tell them Effective assessment practices begin when you can complete the following sentence: "By the end of the course, I want my students to be able to …" Concrete verbs such as define, argue, solve, and create are more helpful for course planning than vague verbs such as know or understand or passive verbs such as be exposed to. BlendKit Course: BlendKit Reader: Chapter 3. Course Home | Schedule | Learning Activities | DIY Tasks | Readings | Blogging | Badges | Real Time Sessions/Archive | Stories Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 Second Edition Edited by Kelvin Thompson, Ed.D.

BlendKit Course: BlendKit Reader: Chapter 3

BlendKit Reader Second Edition Review Team included Linda Futch, Wendy Clark, Loretta Driskel, Wilma Hodges, Cub Kahn, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Denise Landrum-Geyer, and John Okewole. If the second edition is helpful, thank the review team. If not, blame the editor. Application-to-students-with-disabilities.pdf. Application-to-students-with-disabilities.pdf. Application-to-students-with-disabilities.pdf. Who's Serving Online Learning's Forgotten Students? Home. Greeneville High School. Choice Boards. Differentiated Instruction in Learning Classrooms / B1 Exploration. Modules: Understanding | Exploration | Examples | Invitation | Reflection There is a plethora of tools that support students.

Differentiated Instruction in Learning Classrooms / B1 Exploration

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In this video, students in a gifted classroom use the multi-user learning environment Quest Atlantis to explore issues related to the creation of a game reserve in Tanzania.

Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

Interviews with the teacher and students offer perspectives on the value of using virtual worlds in the classroom . About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers who may not have known the same diversity themselves as students. Among these, teachers must balance the requirements of high-stakes accountability while meeting the needs of diverse students within their classroom. Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series) Mr.

Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series)

Pronovost: Really trying to address giving every student what they need, and giving them that differentiated instruction is where the technology really comes in handy. Not only are they getting immediate feedback and they're able to move at their own pace, but then I'm also able to support the students who really need my support. Today, what we are gonna talk about is addition and subtraction.

If she gives away ten pencils, how many pencils will Teresa have left? Teaching disabilities. How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel. For Kevin O'Brien, a seventh-grader with physical disabilities who attends Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville, Calif., there's a definite difference between good and great when it comes to assistive technology.

How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel

For years, he used a desktop version of Tobii Technology's eye-gaze device, which allowed him to type papers, participate in art classes, conduct online research, communicate with his teacher and do well academically. But it also tethered him to the classroom in which the wired device was located. So when a wireless version of the product came out last year, Wendy Burkhardt, assistive technology ­coordinator for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District of which CWMS is a part, immediately got it for O'Brien, who attached it to his wheelchair. Now, she explains, "Kevin can be far more involved in group activities.

He can converse with his peers, participate in class discussions, and do his homework, no matter where he is. Opening Up the Classroom. Differentiated Instruction in an Online Classroom. By Theresa Melenas, Ed.D. My role as an administrator and instructional coach in K-12 public education has me working collaboratively with teachers to create better learning opportunities for students. A majority of teachers I encounter need support in how to differentiate their instruction to reach all learners. The concept of differentiated instruction (DI) may seems to be only applicable to the bricks and mortar setting of a traditional classroom, but many DI strategies can enhance the educational experience of online adult learners. According to Tomlinson (2000), differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs, by differentiating the content, process, products, or the learning environment. Online learning already addresses a differentiated learning environment; therefore, online differentiation should focus on the content, process and product.

Some Considerations for Facilitating Online Interaction. In Facilitating a Virtual Community we looked at the rationale for online facilitation and some of the more common online faciliator roles. In this article we explore some of the basic considerations for facilitating online interaction. Understanding Member Roles and Behaviors We all know that humans will be, well, humans. Just as in offline community spaces, there are a range of behaviors that community hosts will encounter. These mirror offline behaviors, but manifest differently in the text only environment. Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards. Considerable research indicates that the effective use of discussion boards results in... Collison, G., Elbaum, B., Haavind, S., & Tinker, R. (2000).

Facilitating online learning: Effective strategies for moderators. Atwood Publishing: Madison, WI. Eklund, J., & Eklund, P. Integrating the web and the teaching of technology: Cases across two universities. (1996). Haggerty, N., Schneberger, S., & Carr, P. (2001). Hiltz, S.R. & Wellman, B. (1997). Fostering Critical Engagement in Online Discussions. The 5 Best Free Rubric Making Tools for Teachers. Rubrics are generally something that makes the life of an educator easier. Rather than adding an arbitrary grade to an assignment, with rubrics educators are able to determine exactly where a student’s work excelled beyond expectations and exactly where it lacked quality. Although they are highly valuable tools, creating rubrics can be a difficult and time consuming process. That is, it used to be a difficult and time consuming process until you found out about these 5 best free Rubric making tools for teachers.

Discussion Rubric. Evaluation of Online Discussions Some of the online discussion assignments will be based on a template; Discussion Board Expectations. ETLO Discussion Question Models. This discussion format is designed to put participants in real-life experience situations where they are asked to share ideas and strategies for addressing issues they will face when they encounter concepts being taught in the course. Discussion Board Etiquette. UNSW Teaching Staff Gateway Assessing by Discussion Board 2014 07 15.

Discussionboard. Untitled Document. Holiday Edition: 7 Resources for Detecting & Preventing Plagiarism. 1. The first thing I do when I want to check a student's work for plagiarism is to do a quick search on Google. If you notice that a student has strung together some phrases that you don't think they've written, put the suspected phrase inside quotation marks and search. You may want to search on Google as well as on Google Scholar. For more Internet search tools and strategies please see my free ebook Beyond Google - Improve Your Search Results. How to Avoid Plagiarism. Plagiarism is stealing; it is the act of passing off another person's intellectual property as your own and taking credit for another person's work.

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Copyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft. Copyright and Online Courses: Frequently Asked Questions. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.

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