With a nod to the ever-brilliant-and-willing-to-share Kim Cofino, here is the rubric I’ve lately begun to use in my classroom for grading student blog posts.
This is an experiment in action and depending on how this tool works, it is very likely that it will come under some revision. If anyone has any comments and suggestions, I would be happy to hear them. If you have posted a rubric of your own, please leave a link behind so that we can learn from each other.
Here’s a link to the same file on google docs so you can copy it out and make any changes that fit your place.
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Sara K. says:February 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm
Wondering if you consider how kids use the medium to link or write connectively. Is that important?
Clarence Fisher says:February 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm
Of course it is important…. But I’m not sure how that would be evaluated…. By trying to incorporate multimedia, links and tags I am thinking of connective work of a lower level. This is not the same as writing connectively, a type of post where we think about what others have written about, but it may be similar. I have seen few students able to truly write a connective post at this level but I think it is something worth aiming for.
Jeff Utecht says:February 17, 2010 at 7:20 am
For comparison sake…here’s the Blogging Rubric that Kim and I use with Grad students here at our school. http://www.coetail.asia/page/Grading
dgende says:February 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Clarence Fisher says:February 18, 2010 at 7:34 am
Thanks Jeff and Delores for leaving links to your rubrics behind. One thing I have worked to capture in the one that I am using is the unique nature of text in an online environment. I believe it is different and that needs to be assessed. I am glad to see you moving in that direction as well.
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Kim Cofino says:February 24, 2010 at 12:09 am
Thanks for sharing this Clarence! It’s a much more student friendly rubric for middle school than the one I created a while back. I can see myself using them both in combination over time as students build their understanding about blogging.
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David Truss says:March 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm
I’d love to see kids use links to examples to show evidence… maybe use a diigo/delicious tag for kids to share what they consider to be quality examples.
Thank you for sharing!
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Suzie Vesper says:March 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm
A very useful rubric thank you! I have also made a blogging rubric but for a different purpose. Many schools are getting students to do ‘learning logs’ into a blog to talk to the learning they have done over the day. Here is a rubric I designed for that type of blog post.
Pam Thompson says:April 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm
Thank you for sharing this rubric Clarence. It was recommended to me by one of my twitter PLN. I will introduce it next term as I’m really trying to get my students to add more substance to their posts, and take care with their writing.
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Aaed Kayal says:May 21, 2010 at 10:52 pm
Very Interesting , Nice Work
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Technology In Class says:July 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm
Thanks for sharing and allowing for visitors to print it as well. TIC http://www.technologyinclass.com/blog/
ali0482 says:August 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
One thing I have worked to capture in the one that I am using is the unique nature of text in an online environment. I believe it is different and that needs to be assessed. I am glad to see you moving in that direction as well.
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