More and more rubrics are coming into the classroom for assessment. Rubrics are tools that encourage formative assessment, especially when students use them for self-assessment and peer assessment. But this co-evaluation can be a long and tedious process.
CoRubrics is a free add-on for Google Sheets, developed by a teacher. It is used to assess students (or groups of students) with a rubric and it also allows students to assess other students (co-evaluation).
First, teachers design the rubric they want to use in Google Sheets. Then they add the students' names and their email address (these can be imported from Google Classroom). Once this is done, the add-on will:
- Create a Google Form with the contents of the rubric.
- Send the form to the students by email or simply provide the link to the teacher.
- Process the data once the form is filled out (by the students or by the teacher).
- Finally, send the results to the students (each student receives only his/her results) with a personalized comment.
Once the add-on is installed, the add-on menu will guide you through the process.
From here the process is really fast. Using the Corubrics menu the rubric form is created.
Students answer the form with their mobile phone or with their computer and the complement carries out all the calculation in order to obtain the results.
Finally, the rubric of result is sent to each student.
The following video shows the usage process:
Detailed information can be found at the following CoRubrics link and updates are published on the following CoRubrics Twitter account.
Jaume Feliu is a Teacher of Technology at the Salas i Xandri High School in Sant Quirze del Vallès, near Barcelona.
Passionate about education and technological training, I try to take advantage of ICT to improve the organization of the center, to facilitate the methodologies where the student is the main character of his/her learning and to improve the evaluation. In this sense, I have developed some complements (CoRubrics and ImExClass). I am convinced that, in order to improve education, we must constantly rethink what we are doing.