How do we assess students’ learning in Web 2.0 environments? Go beyond assessing the mere mechanics of using these tools. Refocus your assessments to reflect the students in-depth and comprehensive standards-based learning and 21st Century Skills.
Pre-assess Web 2.0 projects to assess the present level and raise the academic learning and 21st century skills.
A few Web 2.0 Tools: Blog; wiki; photo-sharing; movie-sharing; videoconference; and podcast
21st Century skill as defined by the Partnership for 21st century skills
Assessments using 21st century skills and Tuttle’s assessment tools (see previous blogs)
Blog/Wiki Assessment (Book reports) and make-over for greater learning
Podcast Assessment (George Washington crosses the Delaware) and make-over for greater learning
Photo-Sharing Assessment (Incan ruins) and make-over for greater learning
Movie sharing/YouTube Assessment (Shakespeare) and make-over for greater learning
Videoconferencing Assessment (Book reports) and make-over for greater learning
Universal Web 2.0 Assessments: Partnership for 21st Century Skills listing
What lifelong skills will your students have after your class?
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.