Module 5 has focused on assessing student learning. We have reviewed and created rubrics for our traditional assessment, but more importantly we have looked at ways to assess our more advanced student samples. The best resources were the rubrics for technology and web-based student products such as blogs, virtual posters, wikis, web pages, surveys, and publications. Using the rubric as a guideline as you're planning a unit can help you include the exact concepts you are asking the students to know. I was able to take an inventory of how I tend to assess student work, and thus see how I could incorporate different types. This module has also prompted me to look at more student-based assessments, which will allow them to reflect on their performance. Allowing students to create a rubric for themselves before the assignment help encourage and motivate them. I also like the idea of using a blog for student feedback on their products. This would allow other students to see my written comments on all of the projects, and respond to their classmates' work.
As we add new and various types of teaching methods, we need to add more abstract assessment tools. Rubrics can be utilized for most non-traditional assessments. They are also very student friendly and answer many of their questions before they are asked.
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