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Student teachers Operate various open-ended software packages appropriate to their subject matter area, such as visualization, data analysis, role-play simulations, and online references. (KD.4.a) and student teachers develop and apply knowledge-and performance-based rubrics that allow teachers to assess students’ understanding of key subject matter concepts, skills, and processes. (KD.2.b)

Learners develop a rubric template in MS Word or MS Excel.

Duration: Total of 5 notional hours – 3 hour computer practical and 2 hour self-study (preferably at a computer).

Notes to Lecturer: In the previous unit, participants were provided with an overview of what rubrics are and given an opportunity to develop an understanding of the role rubrics play as assessment tools, as well as when and how they should be used. Participants were also given an opportunity to review and distinguish between high and low quality rubrics. In this unit, participants will build on this knowledge by developing skills that can be used to create their own rubrics using tables in Microsoft Word. Participants will also be introduced to the online tool ‘Rubistar’, which can be used to find relevant rubrics and customise them so that they suitably align to specific topics and teaching areas and levels.

Student will be required to work on a computer with Internet connectivity. The facilitator should be on hand to support the participants as required but should also encourage the participants to interact with their peers when help is required.

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