Need or challenge
In the summer of 2016, three teachers from the center actively worked on the evaluation rubrics with the aim of creating the most necessary for our respective subjects and also with the intention of sharing them with the rest of the teaching team of our center.
During this teamwork we created 7 evaluation rubrics: cooperative work, group exposition, individual exposition, reflection, written work, attitude, and the last one to evaluate debates. The design of these headings was carried out with a heading tool for Google Apps for Education (GAFE) since until the end of the summer we did not opt for the joint use of Additio App as a digital teaching book and because we also planned to use that tool to carry out Co-evaluation and Self-evaluation.
Why did you choose Additio?
In September 2016 and after presenting the Additio tool to teachers at the center, we decided to transfer our seven rubrics to the digital diary in order to later share them with the rest of the teaching team. The three teachers shared the work of “copying and pasting” the rubrics from the old tool to Additio and we shared them among ourselves through the application.
Once I had all the rubrics in my digital book, I created a group-class with my own name. This group called Bego helps me to see in my schedule not only the classes that I have with my respective groups of students, but also to see in my schedule other work hours such as guards, tutoring hours, department… In this group I have a series of “fictitious” students who precisely correspond to the teachers at my center who decided to join Additio and to whom I gave training at the beginning of the course on the application.
How do you use the Additio rubrics?
In this group “Bego” I only have one tab which I have called RUBRICS and in which I have put as many columns as the rubrics I have configured in my application. That is, I have only one tab with columns all configured as rubrics, each one corresponding to the rubrics that we have designed to share in our center. In what sense did I do this? Well, because it allows me to “share group structure” with the teaching team in a very simple way and thus in a single step, everyone can have all the rubrics designed and later select which one they want to use and which one they don’t.
This process saves my fellow teachers a lot of work because the rubrics are already designed and they only have to, if they want to adapt them to their own needs and/or peculiarities. Our rubrics are configured with different number of rows and columns, we use the mean as the result type and different weights in the rows.
How does Additio help you?
Additio allows us thanks to the rubrics a much more comfortable, fast and efficient evaluation since with the tablet, mobile and even computer, we can mark cells in the rubrics and thus obtain the weighted and final grades of each student very easily.
Before, evaluation with rubrics was an arduous and excessively complex task, now, with Additio, teacher hetero-assessment with the use of rubrics is fast and simple. A marvel. Thank you Addito!