Enter our old friend the rubric.
Not all the rubrics will fit 100% to what you are doing but does anything really fit 100% No way. You always adjust what you are teaching from hour to hour based upon the need of the kids.
Mrs. Brooks and I were out yesterday at a Technology training. Part of what I did was create a Flickr account. Here is the link to it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/concordpegs/
In science, all of the classes are learning about plant and animal cells along with the 6 Kingdoms. As an extra credit assignment this weekend, if you have access to a cell phone that can take pictures you can email to my flickr account, please let your learner take some pictures of living things and send them to me. On Monday, we will use them to classify them into Kingdoms and Phyla (many tend to get this part confused). It could even be in the fungi, bacteria or protist kingdoms. My email address to the account is:
You could even take them with a digital camera and send them via email on a computer. This is just for extra credit. Please do not let them panic if they do not get a chance to try this. We will see how successful we are and hopefully this will be a useful tool in the future.
Thanks so much for your help.
What are you trying in your classrooms?
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