Rubric Assessment

Flat Classroom Project 2008

There are three different rubrics featured on this page.

The first one, 'Video Artifact' covers criterion A and B and is to be used by all classrooms for assessing the multimedia artifact. It will also be used by the judges for the digital story awards.
The second rubric, 'Engagement, Reflection and Evaluation' (criterion C and D) is optional for teachers to use at the conclusion of the project.
The first and second rubrics have been designed to compliment each other, hence the progression from criterion A to D.
The third rubric, 'Wiki Grading Rubric' is also optional and provides a tool for assessing student contribution and engagement with the wiki editing process.

Video Artifact


Student work will be assessed against two criteria related to the objectives of the Flat Classroom Project.
This is an individual mark assessed by the Judges for a 'best multimedia artifact'.
Individual teachers will also use this rubric for class assessment as they need it.

Objectives

  1. To create a video that communicates with a general audience and is based on the theme of The Story, Innovation, Invention, and Prediction or Social Entrepreneurship.
  2. To actively share original content about the topics being researched and analysed.

Criteria
Description
Marks
A
Design and Technical Quality
4
B
Synthesis and Construction of Ideas
6

TOTAL
10

Task Description

Students will work individually to create one video in each of three categories for each topic.

Specifics
There are three types of videos:
  • The Story (Group A)- These videos explain the topic. They may be distinct or a multi-part series, but must explain the topic at hand, including the latest research and findings from the wiki.
  • Innovation, Invention, and Prediction (Group B)- These videos should include an innovation, invention, or prediction based upon the trend that is shown. Some questions that may be covered: where will this trend take us? How do you envision the future? Do you think this trend will be replaced with another? What inventions are needed because of this trend?
  • Social Entrepreneurship (Group C) - A social entrepreneur is defined as: "someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change." [1] In these videos you will select the social cause of your choice, and using the information learned about your trend create a video about how the trend you analyzed can be used to spark change in that area. If you find current organizations involved that you wish to share as part of your video, please discuss this with your teacher before writing it into your script.

Descriptors

Criterion A: Design and Technical Quality

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2.
1-2
The design and technical quality of the artifact is adequate. Limited use is made of multimedia tools to express ideas. The narration is mostly clear with some distortion of sound. An appropriate balance is generally achieved between music/sound and voice. Some images, video clips and other multimedia have been edited to improve the impact of the artifact. Special effects and transitions enhance the final message to a limited extent. The video conveys its message in over 5 minutes or under 2 minutes.
3-4
The design and technical quality of the artifact is very good or excellent. Multimedia tools are used effectively to express ideas. The narration is clear with no distortion of sound. An appropriate balance between music/sound and voice is achieved at all times. All images, video clips and other multimedia have been effectively edited to improve the impact of the artifact. Special effects and transitions are used appropriately to enhance the final message. The video is able to convey it's message in 5 minutes or less.

Criterion B: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2.
1-2
Content is constructed from a superficial synthesis of information on the wiki. There is an introduction and some attempt to structure topics. The theme of 'story', 'innovation, invention and prediction', or 'social entrepreneurship' and the topic are partially addressed. There is little evidence of collaboration. Credit to people and sources of information are either missing or incomplete.
3-4
Content is constructed from a synthesis of information on the wiki page. There is an introduction and a reasonably well structured progression of topics or story. The artifact largely addresses 'story', 'innovation, invention and prediction', or 'social entrepreneurship' and exposes the topic. Collaboration may be evident from the inclusion of content from more than one country/class. Some credit is given to people and sources of information.
5-6
Content is constructed from a systematic synthesis of information on the wiki page. There is a well-crafted introduction and an effectively structured progression of topics or story. The artifact successfully addresses the theme of 'story', 'innovation, invention and prediction', or 'social entrepreneurship' and carefully exposes the topic. Collaboration is evident from the inclusion of content from more than one country/class. Full and correct credit is given to all people and sources of information.


Engagement, Reflection and Evaluation


Student work will be assessed against three criteria related to the objectives of the Flat Classroom Project.
This is an individual assessment done by teachers to be used for 'collaboration and engagement' awards and for class assessment as needed.

Objectives

  1. To collaborate and interact with classrooms around the world on the theme of 'the flat world' as technology develops and has more impact on our everyday lives.
  2. To involve students in higher-order learning and using higher-order thinking skills that include organisation, peer review and reflection activities as well as synthesis of ideas, analysis and evaluation of trends, creation of web pages and multimedia products.

Criteria
Description
Marks
C
Online Interaction and Engagement with the Project
3
D
Reflection and Evaluation
4

TOTAL
7

Descriptors

Criterion C: Online Interaction and Engagement with the Project

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2.
1-2
Communication with team members and teachers was infrequent. There is little evidence of being a considerate partner and of providing feedback or contributing ideas to the project. The wiki page editing and multimedia artifact were partially completed by the deadline. Some organisational skills were demonstrated.
3
Communication with team members and teachers was frequent. There is evidence of being a considerate partner, providing feedback and effectively communicating ideas to the project. The wiki page editing and multimedia artifact were completed by the deadline. High-level organisation skills were demonstrated.

Criterion D: Reflection and Evaluation


The reflection could be in written or oral form and could:
  • Discuss the main social and ethical issues related to the topic and weigh up the main ideas
  • Propose ways to improve the student's performance and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the project

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2 or the essay exceeds 800 words.
1-2
Some attempt has been made to discuss and evaluate the main social and ethical issues related to the topic. There is evidence of some analysis of the project from a personal viewpoint. The reflection includes proposals for personal improvement and a few suggestions for enhancing work for this type of project. There is some attempt to cite references, and use tagging and hyperlnks.
3-4
Discussion and evaluation of the main social and ethical issues related to the topic is comprehensive. A high level of analysis of the project from a personal viewpoint is evident. The reflection includes proposals for personal improvement and well considered suggestions for enhancing work for this type of project. All references are cited and tagging and hyperlinks are used appropriately.

Wiki Grading Rubric


The wiki history will be accessed to determine if the student has contributed proportionately. If a minimal number of contributions are made by the individual student, the grade will be adjusted appropriately.
See the Project Help wiki for 2007 documents. Updates for 2008 not available yet.