Saturday, January 06, 2007

Getting my students blogging again

<META content="OpenOffice.org 2.0 (Linux)" name="GENERATOR"/><META content="20070106;8185000" name="CREATED"/><META content="16010101;0" name="CHANGED"/> <STYLE type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> </STYLE> I have pretty well worked out how I will have my reading students blog and how I will assess their blogging.  They will read something -- almost anything -- on a topic of their choice and then respond to it in their blog.  This will be done on a weekly basis.  I am going to use this scale to assess:<br/> <br/> </p> <blockquote><p><META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE"/><TITLE/><META content="OpenOffice.org 2.0 (Linux)" name="GENERATOR"/><META content="20070106;8185000" name="CREATED"/><META content="16010101;0" name="CHANGED"/> <STYLE type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> </STYLE> </p> <blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">2 points – link, thoughtful response</p> <p> 1 point – link, poor response OR thoughtful response and no link</p> <p> 0 points – no post</p> </blockquote><p> </p> </blockquote><br/> <META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE"/><TITLE/><META content="OpenOffice.org 2.0 (Linux)" name="GENERATOR"/><META content="20070106;8185000" name="CREATED"/><META content="16010101;0" name="CHANGED"/>In addition, they will create a "Best Posts" post where they link to their favorite posts and explain why they chose them.  That will be graded like this:  <STYLE type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> </STYLE> <blockquote><blockquote>30 points - Explanation shows evidence of thought . Grammar and spelling mistakes are minimal. Links all work.<p> 25 points – Elements are all there, but one of them is weak.</p> <p> 20 points – Lacks one of the elements required for 30 points.</p> <p> 15 points – One element is missing and one element is weak.</p> <p> 10 points – Lacks two of the elements required for 30 points.</p> <p><META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE"/><TITLE/><META content="OpenOffice.org 2.0 (Linux)" name="GENERATOR"/><META content="20070106;8185000" name="CREATED"/><META content="16010101;0" name="CHANGED"/> 5 points - Two elements are missing and the other one is weak.</p> <br/> </blockquote></blockquote><p>The "Best Posts" post is intended to help them make some sense of tying it all together.  Also, I wanted to make blogging valuable enough grade-wise that they would be "inspired" to do it.  </p> <p>I am also giving extra credit for responding to comments on their blogs.  I wold like to give credit for commenting on blogs of others outside our class, but I am not sure how to do that.  Guess I will leave it for another time.  If I actually get this going the way I want it to go, I will be <strong><i>real</i></strong> happy!<br/> </p> <p>The Best Posts idea is one I got from <a href="http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL266/2004/004079.php">Dennis Jerz</a> .  I commented on his rubric a couple years ago and revisited it yesterday.  I <a href="http://namckeand.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_namckeand_archive.html">wrote</a> about it back in 2005.  At the time I thought the rubric was too specific, but I have come to see that my students want to know exactly what I am looking for - specially in an online environment where they are not as sure of themselves yet.  <br/> </p> <p>I'm excited!  Now if I can only get my students excited about it!<br/> </p> <p><br/> </p> <p style="text-align: right; font-size: 8px">Blogged with <a href="http://www.flock.com/blogged-with-flock" target="_new" title="Flock">Flock</a></p></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/11502683354134304145' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/11502683354134304145' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>Nancy A. 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