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EdTech News Wednesday, April 4 Rubric, Rubric tools, Google apps & more…

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  • The – four tools we are exploring are: – – – WriQ – OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric – docAppender – Doctopus and Goobric – – – – Tool #1 – WriQ – – WriQ is an – add-on for Google Docs that can be used as a grammar checker (see my…
  • Tool #2 – OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric – – OrangeSlice is another – add-on for Google Docs that can be used to grade with a digital rubric.
  • For a – video walkthrough for using – OrangeSlice, see the video clip linked below from a webinar I did a while back on the topic if rubric tools: – – – – – If you would prefer written directions, here is a brief overview: – – – Install OrangeSlice…
  • Configure OrangeSlice – – – When you are ready to grade the student document with OrangeSlice, click Add-ons then OrangeSlice then Score Rubric.
  • For a – video walkthrough for using – DocAppender, see the video clip linked below from a webinar I did a while back on the topic if rubric tools: – – – – – If you would prefer written directions, here is a brief overview: – – – Install DocAppender…

Tags: rubric, rubric tools, Google Docs, different rubric tool, useful rubric component

  • I get the privilege of working with loads of schools on all aspects of Google Apps including initial setup, Active Directory Sync, email migration, Chromebook deployment, admin console settings and best practices, and all related professional development for teachers, techies, and administrators.
  • Usernames – – Will your Google Apps accounts use the same usernames as your users current email addresses?
  • Do you need to keep the users Google Apps passwords in sync with their Active Directory passwords?
  • Or will users be getting new email addresses with Google Apps?
  • Google Apps access and privileges – – Are there any Google Apps programs or services that you wish to restrict to certain users?

Tags: Google Apps, Google Doc version, admin console settings, Active Directory Sync, Chromebook deployment

  • Curation projects have the potential to put our students to work at three different levels of Blooms Taxonomy: – – If we go beyond Blooms and consider the Framework for 21st Century Learning put out by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, well see that critical thinking is one of…
  • Ranked Collection: Students collect a set of articles, images, videos, or even whole websites based on a set of criteria (the most literary song lyrics of the year, or the worlds weirdest animal adaptations) and rank them in some kind of order, justifying their rankings with a written explanation or…
  • (Blooms Levels: Understand for summarization, Evaluate for judging the quality of the videos) – – Museum Exhibit: Task students with curating a digital exhibit around a given theme.
  • (Blooms Level: Understand if its just a collection of representative elements, Create if they are truly creating a new whole with their collection, such as representing a particular point of view with their choices) – – Real World Examples: Take any content youre teaching (geometry principles, grammar errors, science or…
  • Favorites: Have students pull together a personal collection of favorite articles, videos, or other resources for a Genius Hour, advisory, or other more personalized project: A collection of items to cheer you up, stuff to boost your confidence, etc.

Tags: students, curation, curation assignment, curation project, Bloom’s Level