So, in class today, our friend Emilie taught our lesson about grammar videos. A few of the past readings that you may want to review that were applicable to this lesson include:
- Benko’s Scaffolding Process Piece
- Gallagher’s Using Assessment Piece
- Wilson’s Why I Won’t Be Using Rubrics Piece
While reviewing these readings, keep in mind what the goals of the videos in this lesson are. Also, keep in mind what the goals for our own videos will be. These videos are examples of what you can do on your project or to gain inspiration. When looking at these videos it is helpful to reflect back on the rubric and what we discussed about the difference between categories. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that none of these videos were made for this class.
Remember, in class we discussed the differences in between each section of the rubric and what elements were absolutely necessary to include in our videos. In the image above, you can see the necessary elements underlined in green and the elements that distinguish between sections underlined in black.
After going over the rubric, we were given 5 videos to watch and grade based on the rubric. Below are the grades that each of our groups gave the 5 videos. Click on the “VIDEO #” to watch each video again.
|VIDEO 1||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
|Presentation of information||P||P||Dis||Basic||Pro|
|Use of mentor texts||P||P||Dis||Basic||Basic|
|Use of Visual scaffold||B||U||Dis||Basic||Pro|
|VIDEO 2||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
|Presentation of information||B+||B||Pro||Basic||Basic|
|Use of mentor texts||D||D||Dis||Pro||Pro|
|Use of Visual scaffold||P-||P||Pro||Basic||Basic|
|VIDEO 3||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
|Presentation of information||P||P||Bas||Pro||Dis|
|Use of mentor texts||D||B||Dis||Pro||Dis|
|Use of Visual scaffold||P||U||Bas||Pro||Dis|
|VIDEO 4||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
|Presentation of information||P||D||Pro||Basic||Dis|
|Use of mentor texts||B+||P||Dis||Basic||Pro|
|Use of Visual scaffold||P||P||Dis||Dis||Dis|
|VIDEO 5||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
|Presentation of information||P||B||Pro||Basic||Basic|
|Use of mentor texts||P||B||Pro||Pro||Basic|
|Use of Visual scaffold||B-||U||Pro||Basic||Un|
In groups, we discussed the full subjectivity that occurs in grading and perceptions. This should be used as a reminder of what to keep in mind when you are grading student work. The main issue that led us to this idea of subjectivity was the differences of opinion that we saw in the rubrics and the graphs above. This subjectivity means that we need to take care when it comes to creating our own videos. We must create videos that are as objectively educational as possible. Also, we learned that as teachers, we need to build an understanding and develop a means of grading fairly and equally when evaluating grading criteria.
For the future, remember to keep looking ahead and working on your finals and keep up with the work. Dr. Benko emphasizes that for the last bit of the semester to keep track and work a little bit at a time.
Some upcoming due dates:
Complete video lesson and reflection due Tuesday, April 19th
Final is on Tuesday, May 3rd from 12-2pm
Looking ahead links:
One teacher’s ideas on how to create white board video lessons.
Another teacher lays out some resources for creating videos.
Finally, a quick tutorial on adding interactive elements to YouTube videos.