Flat Classroom Rubric Assessment

Digital Story


Student work will be assessed against two criteria related to the objectives of the Flat Classroom Project.
This is an individual mark (for groups of 2 or 3) assessed by the Judges for a 'best multimedia artifact'.
Individual teachers will also use this rubric for class assessment as they need it.

Objectives

  1. To create a digital story that communicates with a general audience and is based on the chosen trend and a futuristic theme.
  2. To actively share original content about the trends being analyzed.

Criteria
Description
Marks
A
Design and Technical Quality
4
B
Synthesis and Construction of Ideas
6

TOTAL
10

Task Description

Students will work in pairs to create one video in each of three categories for each topic. These categories are designed to build upon the four of the six senses of the conceptual age from Dan Pink's Book, A Whole New Mind: 1) Design and Invention, 2) Story and Empathy, and 3) The Fun Factor.

Specifics
  • Students will work with a partner to create a digital story about their topic.
  • Students will be assigned (or select) one each of the following themes: design and innovation, story and empathy, and the fun factor.
    • Design and Innovation - Students will work to create and envision an innovation related to their topic. See Atif's work last year on the horizon project.
    • Story and Empathy - A compelling narrative combining persuasion, communication, and self-understanding.
    • The Fun Factor - "Ample evidence points to the enormous health and professional benefits of laughter, light-heartedness, games, and humor. There is a time to be serious, of course. But too much sobriety can be bad for your career and worse for your general

Descriptors

Criterion A: Design and Technical Quality

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2.
1-2
The design and technical quality of the artifact is adequate. Limited use is made of multimedia tools to express ideas. The narration is mostly clear with some distortion of sound. An appropriate balance is generally achieved between music/sound and voice. Some images, video clips and other multimedia have been edited to improve the impact of the artifact. Special effects and transitions enhance the final message to a limited extent.
3-4
The design and technical quality of the artifact is very good. Multimedia tools are used effectively to express ideas. The narration is clear with no distortion of sound. An appropriate balance between music/sound and voice is achieved at all times. All images, video clips and other multimedia have been effectively edited to improve the impact of the artifact. Special effects and transitions are used appropriately to enhance the final message.

Criterion B: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2.
1-2
Content is constructed from a superficial synthesis of information on the wiki. There is an introduction and some attempt to structure topics. The theme of 'design and innovation', 'story and empathy', or 'the fun factor' and the topic are partially addressed. There is little evidence of collaboration. Credit to people and sources of information are either missing or incomplete.
3-4
Content is constructed from a synthesis of information on the wiki page. There is an introduction and a reasonably well structured progression of topics. The artifact largely addresses 'design and innovation', 'story and empathy', or 'the fun factor' and exposes the topic. Collaboration is evident from the inclusion of content from more than one country/class. Some credit is given to people and sources of information.
5-6
Content is constructed from a systematic synthesis of information on the wiki page. There is a well-written introduction and an effectively structured progression of topics. The artifact successfully addresses the theme of 'design and innovation', 'story and empathy', or 'the fun factor' and carefully exposes the topic. Collaboration is evident from the inclusion of content from more than one country/class. Full and correct credit is given to all people and sources of information.

Engagement, Reflection and Evaluation


Student work will be assessed against three criteria related to the objectives of the Flat Classroom Project.
This is an individual assessment done by teachers to be used for 'collaboration and engagement' awards and for class assessment as needed.

Objectives

  1. To collaborate and interact with classrooms around the world on the theme of 'the flat world' as technology develops and has more impact on our everyday lives.
  2. To involve students in higher-order learning and using higher-order thinking skills that include organisation, peer review and reflection activities as well as synthesis of ideas, analysis and evaluation of trends, creation of web pages and multimedia products.

Criteria
Description
Marks
D
Online Interaction and Engagement with the Project
3
E
Reflection and Evaluation
4

TOTAL
7

Descriptors

Criterion D: Online Interaction and Engagement with the Project

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2.
1-2
Communication with team members and teachers was infrequent. There is little evidence of being a considerate partner and of providing feedback or contributing ideas to the project. The wiki page editing and multimedia artifact were partially completed by the deadline. Some organisational skills were demonstrated and limited participation in the final student summit and interaction with the judges occurred.
3
Communication with team members and teachers was frequent. There is evidence of being a considerate partner, providing feedback and effectively communicating ideas to the project. The wiki page editing and multimedia artifact were completed by the deadline. High-level organisation skills were demonstrated and full participation in the final student summit and interaction with the judges occurred.

Criterion E: Reflection and Evaluation


The reflection could be in written or oral form and could:
  • Discuss the main social and ethical issues related to the topic and weigh up the main ideas
  • Propose ways to improve the student's performance and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the project

Level
Descriptor (for maximum marks)
0
The work does not meet the standard described in level 1-2 or the essay exceeds 800 words.
1-2
Some attempt has been made to discuss and evaluate the main social and ethical issues related to the topic. There is evidence of some analysis of the project from a personal viewpoint. The reflection includes proposals for personal improvement and a few suggestions for enhancing work for this type of project. There is some attempt to cite references, and use tagging and hyperlnks.
3-4
Discussion and evaluation of the main social and ethical issues related to the topic is comprehensive. A high level of analysis of the project from a personal viewpoint is evident. The reflection includes proposals for personal improvement and well considered suggestions for enhancing work for this type of project. All references are cited and tagging and hyperlinks are used appropriately.