Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easy Grading

Have you ever used a Rubric before? I know that when I first heard of them, i thought that it would make for a lot more work on my part as a teacher. Then I found out the truth!
Rubrics are a great way to grade assignments that you give your students. It does several things for you. First, it helps you grade every paper the same way because you are looking for different criteria that you have set up before you gave the assignment. Second, it lets the students know exactly what is expected of them and what they need to do to get the grade that they want. Third, parents know what is expected of the students and why they got the grade they did.
Rubrics can also be used in peer reviewing. They can be used as a check list of items that you want included in an assignment or they can be used as a self evaluation of a project.
There are several tools that you can use to create Rubrics. My 2 favorite tools are the Rubric tool from UEN (http://www.uen.org/tutorial/rubric/) and the Rubric tool located inside of Canvas (https://canyons.instructure.com/login).
I hope that you will enjoy using these and if you have never used a Rubric before, try it!
UEN's Rubric Tool

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