BalancEdTech Activity/Project/Unit Rubric


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Standards/
Objectives
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  • Rote memorization of content "objectives"
  • Meets content standards (both content and skills)
  • Meets content, Habits of Mind, and ISTE (or enGauge) objectives
Activity(s)
Task(s)
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  • Promote understanding
  • Tasks reflect the objectives
  • Tasks build on one another to form a cohesive unit
  • At least one task is open-ended
  • Challenging for all - Offers extensions for more motivated learners and/or adaptations for students with special needs
  • Challenge/problem/inquiry based
Technology
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  • Technology(s) chosen for the sake of using the technology, or
  • Technology(s) acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional change - Substitution
  • Other technology(s) could fit the task(s) better than the technology(s) selected, but
  • Technology(s) acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement - Augmentation
  • Technology(s) fits the task well, and
  • Technology(s) allows for significant task redesign - Modification
  • Technology(s) selected based on thoughtful consideration of its affordances and constraints, and
  • Technology(s) allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable - Redefinition
  • Integral and authentic part of activity/project/unit
  • Tool for collaboration, communication, research, and/or problem-solving (already covered by Standards bullet?)
Assessment
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  • Includes student reflection during and after activity/project/unit
  • Authentic and integrated throughout the Unit
  • Includes a variety of strategies, e.g. portfolios, rubrics, performance tasks, peer review, or culminating projects
Pedagogy
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  • Teams or pairs of students work together during at least one task
TPCK
  • Weighted heavily toward the technology, content, or pedagogy
  • Two elements given more consideration/attention than the third
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  • Technology, Pedagogy and Content balanced to fit cohesively

  • Unless the activity is designed as a part of a more cohesive scope and sequence building toward deeper integration.

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  • "Students reveal their understanding most effectively when they are provided with complex, authentic opportunities to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess. When applied to complex tasks, these "six facets" provide a conceptual lens through which teachers can better assess student understanding." - Wiggins - http://www.grantwiggins.org/ubd/ubd.lasso