Description:
Electronic media is a powerful way for students to demonstrate understanding of a topic. However, it’s easy to become sidetracked by the bells and whistles of the new media, and to end up evaluating the media instead of the content you want the students to have learned.

Essential Questions:
  • Why do we use technology in the classroom?
  • What skills and attributes should we be assessing when we use technology?
  • How can we ensure learners are building essential 21st century skills?

Possible Outcomes:
  • Educators will build a list of the types of projects that they can assign where students can demonstrate real understanding.
  • Cohort members will build a variety of rubrics demonstrating how to evaluate student understanding.
  • Cohort members will also build a media presentation on ideas of how to evaluate student performance in their content field.

Audience:
Targeted towards educators who already infuse technology in their classroom and are looking to do a better job of evaluating student understanding.