It's that time of the semester, busy with exams and different forms of assessment. For teachers, this intense period can sometimes become quite stressful - how does one assess that which does not fit into a number?
Students learn so much in classrooms; how does one attribute a number to social skills for example? How does one attribute a mark to leaving a classroom tidy? One approach is to award students badges through a LMS. Edmodo, for example, has a great way to award badges to students, whether it is a badge for a good presentation, team work effort or simply for someone adding that extra bit of sunshine to a lesson. Teachers using Edmodo may use badges which are already shared, or make their own for their own classes and assessments.
Often, however, teachers need to follow rubrics, whether from their own department or seek guidelines which have been shared online. This post is a short focus on where to find marking rubrics.
Teacher Planet has a wide range of rubrics for different subjects, while teAchnology
rubrics for teachers to choose from.
A wonderful site for teachers is ReadWriteThink, where, among so many other rich teaching resources (especially great interactive tasks which may also lend themselves for assessments) , one can also find assessment rubrics.
An example is Webbing Tools, which is used for hypertextual thinking and writing. You only need to browse and will certainly find an activity which can be integrated/adapted for assessment.
For All Rubrics - App for iPad
iRubric - An Assessment and Sharing tool
Credly - Customize Badges
DIY - Share, Earn Badges
Essay Tagger - Evaluating Writing