During Collaborative Day, we formed several groups to collaborate on a task. Our group consisted of six people, Alex, Kathy, Margie, Susan, and Twyla. We chose Task #6:
The task was to produce a digital product showing teachers several ways to help students conduct self-assessments using technology as they collaborate with each other. The practice of using the evaluative and reflective process would transform student engagement as students learn to estimate the quality of their work. This component of collaboration can be a classroom practice through a variety of methods.
1. Checklists help students monitor task completion.
2. Technology Self Assessments, such as Voki, help students assess their grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Digital portfolios like Seesaw provides students the opportunity to keep a record of products.
3. Use Graphic Organizers. For example, students can use the Popplet app as a record of learning.
4. Using Rubrics and Learning Targets before and after lessons helps children measure what they learn.
5. Videotaping while doing an activity helps students evaluate themselves.
Involving students in the evaluative process increases their responsibilities and requires investment on the students' level.