Assessment – Waterville Grand Hotel

November 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

In your content area groups:

  1. Decide on a topic and write a brief prompt that students will respond to on a blog, wiki, discussion board, etc.
  2. Determine five criteria for high-quality work. Write the criteria in the form of statements that would appear in a rubric.
  3. Write some comment starters that students can use when giving each other feedback on their posts.

 

  1. Jason Allen
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:16 | #1

    1. Explain what you think will become of the Arab Spring revolutions in either Libya or Egypt. Will the revolution create a lasting democracy? Will a new dictatorship rise up? Will yet another political structure emerge?n2. Explain what you think will become of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Will the other 99% create change in the U.S.? Will interest in the movement wane causing it to dissolve? Will the wealthiest 1% convince U.S. citizens that they, the 1%, are entitled to control the countryu2019s wealth?

  2. Jason Allen
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:20 | #2

    Coherency: Both staying on point and developing proper sentences.nSupporting EvidencenPersuasion

  3. Jason Allen
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:20 | #3

    Accuracy, Argument, Transparency

  4. ELA GROUP
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:21 | #4

    Some people say life is a battle, others say it’s a dance. Choose which metaphor fits Hester Prynn from The Scarlett Letter and support your answer. Your answer must have 2 specific examples from the text and reasons why they support your answer.

    • Khall
      November 8th, 2011 at 14:28 | #5

      Criteria for high quality work:nYou introduced your topicnYour work is well-organized (introduction, body, conclusion)nYou included at least two scenes or quotes from the book nYour scenes or quote examples from the book support your choicenYour work is edited and proofread/ free of errors

      • Khall
        November 8th, 2011 at 14:39 | #6

        Sentence starter examples:n”The connection between your quotes and statement were vague. Did you check page 43 for the quote about Pearl and Hester?”nn”Be sure to check sentence structure to clarify your thoughts”nn”Try focusing on the 5 paragraph structure to organize this essay”nn”Your explanation of…. created the image of the metaphor…… in my mind” nn”It is clear that from your insights about….. that you understood Hester’s position”nn

  5. Jason Allen
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:22 | #7

    Focus or thesis, to keep the students on point. The sample rubric in Noteshare would be useful

  6. Jason Allen
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:29 | #8

    1. Focus/Thesis Statementn2. Reasoning: how does your evidence support your claim and give persuasionn3. Supporting Evidence: Utilizes at least 3 credible supporting argumentsn4. Uses proper writing techniques (grammar, punctuation, sentence structure)n5. Sources: Utilizes 3 credible sources with hyperlink to sources

  7. Anonymous
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:30 | #9

    Jason Allen=Social Studies

  8. Jason Allen
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:35 | #10

    Comment Starters:n- I really liked your points, however I respectfully disagree…n- I really questions about…n- Could you expand on that point…n- Explain to me how your thesis match your arguments…nFor fun:n- How can you say that? Are you Communist?…n- Bill O’Reilly says…n- According to Jon Stewart…n

  9. Anonymous
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:39 | #11

    Evidence that Nickelback songs sound the same, hence why the Internet dislikes them.nnhttp://www.youtube.com/embed/v2pXfAK8r1k

  10. Us…all of us
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:47 | #12

    Input from the Math group who morphed into the cross-curriculum Math/Social Studies group. nn1. Decide on a topic and write a brief prompt that students will respond to on a blog, wiki, discussion board, etc.nnUsing your math analysis skills, compare and contrast Greek debt versus British debt.nn———n2. Determine five criteria for high-quality work. Write the criteria in the form of statements that would appear in a rubric. (Note: The criteria below relate to the quality of the writing. A music teacher would also add criteria for the content.)nnnYou introduced your topic with background information that provides context for your analysis.nYou included a comparison and a contrast of the two historical and financial situations. nYou included two social/government examples to support your analysis.nYou included two math graphics to support your comparison and two to support your contrast analysis.nYour conclusion is a clear statement of your analysis.n—————n3. Write some comment starters that students can use when giving each other feedback on their posts nI don’t understand what your graphic is. . . nWhy did you choose that graphic . . .nWhen I look at your graphic I see . . .nYour conclusion left me wondering . . .nYour organizational flow helped me understand. . . nThe strenght of your analysis helped . . . nYou could strenghten your analysis by . . .

  11. Stevens
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:53 | #13

    Digital Citizenship – CyberbullyingnnExample: nHow could you respond to a cyberbullying incident between students in our school?nnFive Criteria for Quality Work:nYou clarified what cyberbullying is in your introductionnYou have described two or more examples of cyberbullyingnYou have included one example of an incident and possible solutionsnYou have discussed the pros and cons of the solutions that you chosenYou state clearly your views on cyberbullyingnnComment Starters:nYou gave a good example but what are you reasons for choosing this solution?nYou gave a good example but what are the pitfalls of this choice?nHave you thought aboutu2026u2026.nDo you see cyberbullying as a problemu2026u2026.nu2026u2026..is a great example of how students can have more power than adults. What do other students think about this?nI agree with your solution but I would challenge you to think about other solutions?nIf you had to do it over, would you change your solutions?n

  12. November 8th, 2011 at 14:58 | #14

    Prompt: Designer childrennYour child can have the best u201cgenesu201d in the school. We are now capable of testing for genetic disorders as part of in vitro fertilization. Would you test for genetic disorders, and how does this effect the environment around you.nnStandards: nnC3b: Explain how ethical, societal, political, economic, and cultural factors influence personal health, safety, and the quality of the environment.nn5 criteria:ntExemplarytProficienttPartially ProficienttIncompletenIntroduction tYour introduction is engaging. nYour introduction conveys the main idea of your post.nYour introduction sets the stage for the rest of your post.tYour introduction conveys the main idea and sets the stage for the rest of the post, but is not particularly engaging to the reader.tYour introduction conveys the main idea, but does not adequately set the stage. It is not particularly engaging to the reader.tYour main idea is not clear. nYour main idea does not set the stage for the rest of your post. nnSequencing tYou have arranged your ideas and information in a logical order.nThe order of your details helps your readers stay interested.tYour ideas and information are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are organized sometimes makes the writing less interesting.tSome ideas and information are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader.tMuch of your information and many ideas are not in a logical order. There is little sense that the writing is organized.nScientific ImpacttYour post supports your opinion on the ethical factors involved in genetic testing with supporting detailed evidence.tYour post supports your opinion on the ethical factors involved in genetic testing with supporting evidence.tYour post supports your opinion on the ethical factors involved in genetic testing with little supporting evidence.tYour post supports your opinion on the ethical factors involved in genetic testing with no supporting evidence.nConclusion nnntYour conclusion is strong.nYour conclusion helps your reader understand what you are getting at.tYour conclusion is clear and ties up almost all the loose ends.tYour conclusion does not tie up several loose ends.tYou have no clear conclusion. The post just ends.nConstructive FeedbacktYou provided constructive feedback for three other posts and responded to all the comments on your post.tYou provided constructive feedback for two other posts and responded to some of the comments on your post.tYou provided constructive feedback for one other post and didnu2019t respond to the comments on your post.tYou didnu2019t provide any feedback on other posts and didnu2019t respond to comments on your post.nn

  13. Pelwell
    November 8th, 2011 at 14:59 | #15

    Write a post to convince others that a tag is art.nn5 Criteria for high-quality work:n1 – You introduced your topic with background information that provides context for your opinion.n2 – You included two or more compelling reasons for justifying a tag as art.n3 – You included examples to support your reasons.n4 – You showed that tags evoke emotion or an aesthetic response.n5 – Your conclusion is a clear statement of where you stand on this issue. nnComment starters:nnIt helped to support your conclusion when you included . . . nIt was not clear in your introduction what your position is. Try . . . nIt was very helpful that you included a description of tags.nnnnn

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