II Meeting G Suite Catalunya

This past Saturday took place the II Meeting G Suite Catalunya and I found it interesting to make an entry as a chronicle and assessment.

In the first place, we should start with the genesis. The meeting is not organised by any entity, any organisation, any company, any institution… There are simply 9 teachers (I am one of them) who believe it is important to share classroom practices where technology (based on Google tools, but not exclusively) plays an important role in improving student learning.

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Single-point rubric: Automate sharing with students

This course we have begun to use in a habitual way and more or less systematic the single-point rubrics. I speak in the plural because it is not only my own thing, but also that of the teachers of my school who work on projects in the 4th year of ESO.

For those of you who do not know single-point rubrics (here the link from where I knew them), they are nothing more than usual analytical rubrics, where only the expert level is indicated and, instead of evaluating by selecting a level, it is necessary to write down which points of each aspect must be improved to become an expert and which points are already correct. In the link you can see different models.

Next, one of the ones we use to evaluate the students’ portfolio.

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Allow copies of forms (documents and presentations)

Google Drive has a few hidden tricks. Some of them I use without knowing too much who told me or where I read it. And one of them is to allow copies of a form without anyone being able to edit our original form.

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How to create a bank of resources?

Last September, the group of moderators of the GEG Spain community (I am lucky enough to be a part) created a resource bank to order all the material created at community meetings and to add other resources that could be useful to the community.

The idea was easy. To be able to easily access presentations, video and other resources. But we thought it necessary to add a social layer, so that the resources could be valued and comments left.

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Rubrics and formative evaluation

Many people still believe that evaluating with rubrics is formative evaluation and, in many cases, it is not. A rubric, in fact, provides clear criteria when evaluating a task. Now, this can be done so that the student detects his mistakes and his strong points and reflects on his learning (formative evaluation) or it can be done simply mechanically to grade tasks (summative or certifying evaluation).

I do not renounce either of the two, whether for formative evaluation or for summative evaluation, using rubrics is always positive. The student knows the criteria that will be used to evaluate a task. And that is always positive.

Now, since we use the rubrics, let’s use them making formative evaluation, that there are a thousand studies that show that it is one of the measures that most improves the learning of the students. And what exactly does it mean to make formative evaluation with rubrics?

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