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Assessment the Web 2.0 Way
Assessment the Web 2.0 Way
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What is Web 2.0?
Why Assessment 2.0?
Tools 4 Assessment 2.0
Keys to Success
Tools In Depth
Contact Lori Carter
Email: lcarter at newhopememphis.org
is a secure, private blogging platform created specifically for educational use.
Blog -- Web log or online journal.
What do I need to know about
before using it with my students?
Free, no ads.
Simple, easy to use interface.
Teachers have administrative control over all student blogs and student accounts.
Your students’ blogs are private by default – viewable only by classmates and the teacher.
For “semi-public” blogs, set up guest (e.g. parent) accounts that require a password to view students’ posts/comments.
Comment privacy settings block unsolicited comments from outside sources.
does not collect any personal information from teachers or students.
Does not require student e-mail accounts.
Teachers should establish clear guidelines for posting and commenting on
Sample Blogging Rules -- courtesy of Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland
This blog belongs to the school, so
all school rules apply here
write anything that you don't want everyone to know.
show respect to the authors of posts and comments.
use your online name to submit a comment,
use your full name.
Have fun blogging with your friends!
Student Technical Skill
Basic Computer and Internet Navigation Skills
Minimal Keyboarding Proficiency (or alternatively utilize speech recognition software to covert speech to type in a word processing program and allow students to copy and paste their post).
Basic Internet Safety Rules
Advanced Technical Skills (not required and may be taught)
Uploading files and images
Digital Literacy and Citizenship
How can I use
as an assessment device?
Any blogging assignment may be utilized as either a formative or summative assessment.
Students should be allowed to practice any skill in the blogging environment before summatively assessing a blog post.
Blogs may also be utilized as reflective self-assessment devices.
Students need to have the time and to be taught to reflect upon their own learning and understanding.
Reflective writing provides meta-cognitive practice, an essential reading comprehension strategy
Example Learning Objectives
Examples of Appropriate Formative, Summative, and Self-Assessments
Summarize readings, films or speeches
Compare and contrast two or more
characters, events, or texts
Paraphrase a content area reading assignment
Draw an inference from your reading and support with evidence
Identify examples or illustrations of a concept or principle
Explain the actions of a character supported by evidence from the text
Reading Response Rubric 1
Reading Response Rubric 2
Advanced Blogging Rubric (emphasizes technical skills)
Analyze and explain how to solve a given math problem
Determine how elements function together
Determine bias, values or underlying intent in presented materials
Math Blog Rubric
Rubric with Blog requirements added - Word Document)
Evaluate the actions of historical figures given current knowledge
Post a personal reflection of lessons learned
Assess the results of an experiment
Critique a character's actions against established criteria or standards, for example The Ten Commandments or Golden Rule
Social Studies Figure Rubric
6+1 Writing Traits Rubric
for Personal Reflections
Create and maintain a blog throughout the unit that synthesizes information from various sources.
Blog Entry Scoring Checklist
Scoring Student Comments
Example Journal Post in Kidblog
Math Blog Post (Blog uses a platform other than Kidblog)
Wesley Fryer's Comparison of Kidblog vs. Edublogs
Getting Started with Kidblog (PDF)
Kidblog the Basics Video Tutorial
Beyond the Basics with Kidblog Video Tutorial
Adding Students to Your Class (Screencast)
Setting Privacy Settings in Kidblog (Screencast)
Creating a New Post -- Student View (Screencast)
Adding Comments -- Student View (Screencast)
Approving Student Posts (Screencast)
Approving Student Posts and Sending a Private Comment (Screencast)
How to Bulk Upload Users to Kidblog (Screencast)
Embedding Widgets in Kidblog (Screencast)
Suggested guidelines for Safe Blogging
- Even though Kidblog is a private, safe, secure site, it is important that teachers provide safe blogging instruction as many students, particularly older students, may begin personal blogs.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"