Rubistar is a great site to help you and your students create a rubric. You do not need to log on.
- Choose the type of rubric from the front page, then from a more specific list
- Fill in a few details – the details of your name, rubric title, are displayed on the finished rubric
- Because you are not in the US, fill out your postcode as 99999
- You can change anything and everything in the rubric template; you can have as many or as few criteria as you wish
- When you have finished, click on the Submit button
- The finished rubric will display; now you can copy it into Word, (it becomes a Word table) and edit even further.
We have been asked for resources to use for teaching students how to evaluate the content of web sites. These are a few, spanning a range of age levels (there are many more).
I like this because it has not only the criteria for evaluating web sites, but also very good links to other sources, including those of hoax sites (makes a good fun lesson!).
Kathy Schrock’s ABC has long been regarded as a benchmark resource for website evaluation.
Jamie McKenzie’s information is worth reading as he is very focused on the pedagogy and content before the technology.
A little exercise Pam finds very useful in class, is that of asking her students to create a website evaluation template, based on their readings (the papers above), and tailored for the context in which they are teaching.