Thursday, February 27, 2020

Three Good Ways to Create Rubrics - Tutorials Included

In my previous post I highlighted the University of Wisconsin Stout's collection of rubrics for multimedia projects. At the end of that post I mentioned that while the rubrics might not match exactly what you need, they can be a great starting point for developing your own rubrics. If you're looking for a good way to create rubrics of your own, try one of the three methods that I demonstrate in the videos that are embedded below.

How to Create a Rubric in Google Sheets
For years I have been a big fan of the Google Sheets add-on Online Rubric. It's still my go-to for making a rubric that I can enter scores into while watching students present or while grading written work. You can use it with or without Google Classroom.

How to Create a Rubric in Google Classroom
Last fall Google added a rubric feature to Google Classroom. Initially, rubrics in Google Classroom was a beta feature that was only available to some users. The rubric feature has now been rolled out to all G Suite for Education domains. Watch my video that is embedded below to learn how to create and use rubrics in Google Classroom. As a point of clarification before you watch the video, rubrics in Google Classroom can now be re-used from assignment to assignment.

How to Quickly Create Printable Rubrics
If you prefer to score presentations on paper, which can be convenient for jotting notes while watching a presentation, try using Quick Rubric to quickly create and print rubrics.

Rubrics for Videos, Podcasts, Blogs, and More

Over the years I've referenced the University of Wisconsin Stout's collection of rubrics for multimedia projects. It has been a few years since I last featured it so I think it's time to highlight it again.

UW Stout's collection of rubrics is organized by task or project type. There are sections in the collection for presentations, eportfolios and websites, social media, group work, graphic organizers, videos, games, writing, and the research process.

The section containing rubrics on the research process is new since the last time that I wrote about UW Stout's collection of rubrics. In the section on research process there are rubrics appropriate for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. There is even a link to Joyce Valenza's question brainstorming template that students can use to help them refine their searches.

Applications for Education
What prompted me to revisit UW Stout's collection of rubrics was the need for a podcast rubric. Sure enough, there is one right at the top of the presentation section in the collection. The rubric isn't a perfect fit for my needs, but it does provide me with a great starting point for making my own podcasting rubric.