Blogging Rubric

You are expected to blog at least once a week about any of the activities, readings or learning that occurred in class.

Blogging is an act of reflecting and posting one's thoughts on a given subject or topic. It should be reflective in nature, and make a personal connection to your learning and/or your classroom. Blogging also includes taking part in the community by leaving comments on others blog posts. Thirdly, blogs can be used as part of your digital portfolios that showcase your skills and improvements in different aspects of learning. We will use blogs throughout the course to achieve both goals.  The following rubric will be used for blogging activities.  

Score

Rookie

Apprentice

Expert

Master

Idea & Content

What is the topic?

What did we do?

What did you learn/understand?

What connection can you make?

These simple entries lack insight, depth or are superficial. The entries are short and are frequently irrelevant to the events. They do not express opinion clearly and show little understanding.

The posts show some insight, depth and are connected with events, topic, or activity. Posts are typically short and may contain some irrelevant material. There are some personal comments or opinions which may be on task. Posts show some understanding of the topic.

Posts show insight & depth. The content of posts are connected with events, topic or activity. Posts may contain some irrelevant material but are for the most part, on task. Personal opinions are expressed in an appropriate style. Post show a good depth of understanding.

Posts show insight, depth and understanding. They are connected with events, topic or activity. Entries are relevant with links to supporting materials. Personal opinions are expressed in an appropriate style & are clearly related to the topic, activity or process. Posts and opinions show a high level of understanding and they relate  events, learning activities and processes to the purpose of the activity and outcomes.

Reflective

Thinking

What will you do with this new knowledge?

How did you grow as a student?

Why did you choose to talk about this?

The reflection does not address the student’s thinking and/or learning.

The reflection does not move beyond a description of the learning

experience.

The reflection attempts to

demonstrate thinking about

learning but is vague and/or

unclear about the personal learning process.

The reflection attempts to

analyze the learning experience but the value of the learning to the student or others is vague and/or unclear

The reflection explains the

student’s thinking about his/her own learning processes.

The reflection is an analysis of the learning experience and the

value of the derived learning to

self or others.

The reflection explains the student’s own

thinking and learning processes, as well as implications for future learning.

The reflection is an in-depth analysis

of the learning experience, the

value of the derived learning to

self or others, and the enhancement

of the student’s appreciation for the discipline.

Coherence and Organization

If your grown-up read your post, would he/she be able to understand it?

The writing lacks coherence; organization seems haphazard and disjointed. Even after rereading, the reader remains confused.

An attempt has been made to organize the writing; however, the overall structure is inconsistent or skeletal.

Organization is clear and coherent. Order and structure

are present, but may seem formulaic.

The organization enhances the central idea(s) and its development. The order and structure are compelling and

move the reader through the text easily.

Conventions

Did you run a spell check?

Did you re-read it after the spell check to verify that everything is spelled and punctuated correctly?

Postings contain more than 6 spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors

Posting contains 4 – 6 spelling,

grammatical, or punctuation errors

Posting contains 1 – 3 spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors

Posting is mechanically and grammatically correct

Use of Enhancements

The student did nothing to enhance or personalize the blog or chose items that are unrelated to the topic being discussed.

The student enhanced their blog space using video, audio,

images or other add-ons.

Items selected are related directly to the topic being discussed.