EDTECH 521: Asynchronous Lesson Rubric

For the Asynchronous Lesson you will be evaluated on a variety of factors primarily related to how well your lesson aligns with best practice in online and blended learning. I want to encourage risk-taking and experimentation, so you will not be assessed on how well you use the technology tools, but rather on how well the tools are being used in instructionally creative ways. Specifically, I will look for evidence that you have attempted the use of a variety of multimedia tools to deliver your content through the incorporation of critical components in online lesson delivery (i.e. addressing a variety of learning styles, incorporating collaborative activities, good design elements, competency-based assessment, etc.).

Completion of this project meets the following AECT Standards (new): Standard 1, Creating, Using, Assessing/Evaluating; Standard 2, Creating, Assessing/Evaluating, Managing; Standard 3, Creating, Using, Ethics, Diversity of Learners.

Criteria

Outstanding

16-20

Proficient

11-15

Basic

6-10

Below Expectations

0-5

Content

The lesson includes all of the following:

-Title

-Staff information

-Clearly stated lesson objectives.

-Introduction

-Associated assignments

-Links to resources

The lesson includes 4-5 of the following:

-Title

-Staff information

-Clearly stated lesson objectives.

-Introduction

-Associated assignments

-Links to resources

The lesson includes 2-3 of the following:

-Title

-Staff information

-Clearly stated lesson objectives.

-Introduction

-Associated assignments

-Links to resources

The lesson includes none of the following:

-Title

-Staff information

-Clearly stated lesson objectives.

-Introduction

-Associated assignments

-Links to resources

Comments

All elements are included in this lesson.

Learning Styles

Addresses a variety of learning styles. Includes multiple representations of material - including visual and audio components.

Addresses a variety of learning styles. Includes a few representations of material. May include both visual and audio components.

Addresses primarily one or two learning styles. Contains few examples of multiple representations.

Primarily text-based with few interactions.

Comments

Materials are included for visual learners (videos), auditory learners (narration), kinesthetic learners (simulation and games). Music videos are included to appeal to students with musical intelligence. More than one video on the topic is included to offer options.

Engagement

High.
Dynamic display (use of transitions, screen shots, quizzes with feedback, etc.) of material with many engaging or interactive features. (This can include but is not limited to message boards, Internet integration activities, live chats, etc..)

Very.
Dynamic display (use of transitions, screen shots, quizzes with feedback, etc.)  of material with several engaging or interactive features. (This can include but is not limited to message boards, Internet integration activities, live chats, etc..)

Moderate.
Static display of material with few engaging or interactive features.

Low.
Static display of material with no engaging or interactive features.

Comments

This lesson is as interactive as I can make it. Desmos offers a partner activity to increase socialization and show the learner the importance of learning the vocabulary. There are flashcards, games and practice vocabulary tests with Quizlet.  I used EDpuzzle to introduce the topic through a video with a quiz embedded in it. The practice problems are self-checking, and extra practice is available in the form of games and music videos.

Adaptive/Assistive Technologies

Content is accessible to students with a wide variety of disabilities.

Content is somewhat accessible to students with a wide variety of disabilities.

Content is somewhat accessible to students with a few disabilities.

Content is only accessible to students through text.

Comments

Quizlet offers flashcards for vocabulary that can be narrated by the computer. I created three short videos demonstrating the concepts with step-by-step directions. The videos are clean, with no distracting colors or elements. Closed captioning is available for students with difficulty hearing. A folder of review activities from the prior unit is included. Extra practice problems are available for those students who require more time.

Assessment

Both formative and evaluative assessments are included. The assessments are tied directly to the lesson objectives.

Both formative and evaluative assessments are included. The assessments are tied loosely to the lesson objectives.

Only formative or evaluative assessment included. The assessments are tied to the lesson objectives.

No assessment is included, or there is an assessment but it is not tied directly to the lesson objectives.

Comments

Numerous assessments are included within this lesson. Quizlet, Kahn Academy, EDpuzzle and IXL all offer practice tests, quizzes and problems. Most are self-checking. Simulations and games are a fun way to practice and self-check responses. I used the test generator in Schoology to build the assessment for Topic 1. I used Quizizz as a formative assessment for Topic 2. The summative assessment asks the learner to choose a problem and demonstrate the steps to solve it. The learner is given several presentation options, with the final product being uploaded to our classroom blog. Peer review is included by having students post comments on other students’ final presentations. Because the blog is public, students understand that anyone can see and comment on their work.

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