Creating Scoring Rubrics to Assess Online Activities
Abstract: Today, 99 percent of our schools are connected to the Internet with a 5:1 student to computer ratio (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, 2004). More than ever, teachers at all grade levels are assessing work that had its origins somewhere on the ’Net. As education moves into the digital era, educators are faced with the dilemma of teaching students to be wise consumers of the Internet and all it brings forth. This paper provides guidelines for to help students at all grade levels to evaluate Internet sites. Assessing on-line assignments including threaded discussions and blogging is discussed.