Taking the text out of assessment for learning – Inforubrics

Formative assessment is a tricky beast. Rubrics are way to get the children reflecting and showing growth on their learning.

However they are often text heavy and written in teacher speak. This makes it hard for children to identify learning priorities and document how they have shifted in their learning.

Enter the inforubric.

A set of simple concepts and visuals from The Noun project to give children a starting off point for self-assessment.

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One of the downfalls of self-assessment is that it can be hard for the teacher to understand and for the children to remember why they made particular judgements.

Fortunately technology is making this process a lot easier.

When the children are finished colouring they grab their iPads and use DoodleCast to reflect on the choices they made. The beauty of doodlecast is that they can record their voice and draw on their infographic. The kids then use easy blogger junior  to upload the video to the blogfolio.

This evidence is powerful because it is the children explaining in their own voice the reasoning behind their judgements.

Over the course of this unit the children will use this rubric again. The original judgements remain but they can use doodlecast to show how they think their learning has changed.

As we meander towards the end of our unit the children will think more about their initial judgements.

How have they changed?

How have they proven learning?

What is their evidence for this?

They will use also the concepts to assess their knowledge of the central idea with a co-constructed unit.

Watch this space…

2 thoughts on “Taking the text out of assessment for learning – Inforubrics

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  1. Reblogged this on newTeachrtips and commented:
    Assessment is a big topic nowadays, and I think this is a great method of altering how teachers test the students. I really appreciate the idea of them completing a rubric on how well they did – from my experiences and listening to other teachers, it seems like many students grade themselves more harshly. I like the inclusion of technology as well! It is a useful way for them to figure out programs that make a difference in the classroom.


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