Making it Legit: Rubrics In netSchool (Moodle)

As educators we may teach various and sundry disciplines, one thing we all have in common, however, is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything we want done.  Saving time without sacrificing your focus on student achievement is key.

rubricsThat’s why every time you use the “Assignments” (resource) in netSchool you should also utilize the ability to create a rubric to make grading easier, but still authentic and meaningful.

If you click on “Add an activity or resource” at the bottom of each section in netSchool/Moodle, you’ll find the “Assignment” option at the top of the pop-up box.  The dialogue to the right of the radio button states: The assignment activity module enables a teacher to communicate tasks, collect work and provide grades and feedback.  Students can submit any digital content (files), such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, or audio and video clips.

So adding a rubric to this resource can save time grading, not only essays or written work, but ANYTHING your students create and upload!  The grade and comments will be digitally documented so students, parents, and teachers see exactly why Johnny earned the grade he received.

Here is the Mr. Gatlin (and his fruit fly buddies) inspired tutorial:

About Thrasymachus

2013 Northwest ISD teacher of the year, Humanities Texas 2012 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, and 2011 Outstanding Educator of North Texas Award (North Central Texas College). I'm currently a Regional Digital Learning Consultant with the Education Service Center Region 11 in Ft. Worth, Texas and a college government educator who incorporates philosophy, technology & humor. A student through and through, I walk with my students in their learning. Most importantly, I'm blessed with the 3 most perfect kids eva! I love on them ery day!!!
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