Over the summer I attended ElevateEDU Summer Institute. I went to a session called Google Outside the Lines lead by Mandi Tolen, a high school math teacher in St. Joe. During her presentation she gave numerous ways to incorporate technology in the classroom, specifically google apps, to transform student learning. One of the biggest transformations I gained from her session is using google sheets for student data tracking. I created individualized student rubrics using google sheets to keep track of their progress through a unit. During the unit as students are working through objectives I keep track of their mastery using a simple red, yellow, green system (green = mastery, yellow = almost there, minor misconceptions, red = major misconceptions). I share the rubrics with students that they can access on their iPads so they always know where their mastery level is at during a unit and areas they can continue to work on and reassess. The colors make it easy to differentiate learning in the classroom and group students based on their mastery also. It is also a great resource to share with parents to show exactly how their students are doing in the class. As they’re working on projects I can type comments straight into the rubric so they get instant feedback. It has completely transformed the way I collect and keep data for students (no more paper rubrics kept in a folder no one sees) and made the data more meaningful for myself, but also for my students. An example rubric is below:
Post by | Megan Hunsaker, High School Science
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