I offer the following mini-assessment of any Web 2.0 project as a way to refocus our attention on student learning rather than the Web 2.0 tool.
Take the highest level of Bloom achieved during the project
1- Knowledge 2. Comprehension
3 – Application 4. Analysis
5.5 Synthesis 5.5 Evaluation
and multiple it by the number of days in the project.
So, if Susan produces a Social Studies podcast that simply restates (Comprehension) information about George Washington after five days, her score is 2 (Comprehension) x 5 (days) or 10.
If Pablo produces a Social Studies podcast in which he goes through the problem solving steps that George Washington went through and evaluates his final solution (5.5) in two days, his score would be Evaluation (5.5) x 2 = 11
Based on this analysis, a two day project of higher level thinking rates a higher score than a longer project. Let’s focus on student learning!
My book, Formative Assessment: Responding to Students, is available through Eye-on-Education.
My book. Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment will be available from Eye-on-Education in the Fall.