After reading two articles, Authentic Assessment Tools and Common Core Ways to Assess Knowledge, watching a video, How to Grade Technology, and reviewing a lesson plan, Khan lesson plan, I noticed several themes. Students need to be graded on their effort. Learning a new technology can be challenging for any learner. If you read some of my discussion posts, you would notice that I ask a lot of questions. I embrace learning new tools and will spend hours working with the new tools to learn how they work. My product may not be finished but at least I show a significant amount of learning. My students do the same. Quite often, I find that they are learning from each other and teaching themselves new ways to use the tool. Sometimes, they are able to teach me something new. For this reason, I often struggle with due dates. How can I mark a project late or incomplete when I know that my students are giving 100%?
I will employ some of the Criterias for Assessments as mentioned in the video. In particular, I would like my students to remember what I have taught them during the semester. Too often, students will raise their hand and want me to show them how to do something that was taught earlier in the year. As a teacher, I want to help them. But, I also want them to be problem solvers. I would like them to use the resources available to them such as researching on the internet or asking a friend.