Windows 7 has a neat feature that allows users to move around more efficiently - check it out! Now students can navigate quickly and directly to folders without double-clicking (which is hard for small hands) or accidentally hiding each other's folders. Enjoy!
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Rubistar is a free, easy to use website that allows teachers to create and modify rubrics for grading student projects. There are a variety of pre-made categories for you to use, including:
Here is a sample rubric that I created in less than 3 minutes - Check it out!
Creating a Rubric
Creating a Rubric is easy - go to the home page and click on one of the buttons below to start! I'll create a "Multimedia" project rubric.
You will be given a lot of options to choose from. Choose the one that is closest to the type of project that you want to grade. I will choose a Digital Storytelling project for my 2nd grade students.
Now you will have a series of drop down boxes to choose from. It's that easy! Simply select the boxes that best fit the rubric you are trying to create. You can customize 100% of the rubric - the titles, the point values, the criteria in the boxes... it's so simple!
When you are 100% finished, simply click "Submit" to preview your rubric.
If you are happy with the way your rubric looks, you can download it as an Excel file for future use, which I highly recommend!
Video Tutorial of Rubistar!
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