I saw this post on Twitter and I had to check it out. Mostly because the name started with an “i”. Since I am a huge Apple fan, anything that starts with “i” esspecially in technology, totally catches my eye.While browsing through this website about the “iRubric” I noticed that it is much more than that. This website is a full course management system like Blackboard or Moodle called “RCampus”. It is a pretty cool little tool. Pretty easy to get around post and edit things as well. I did not spend a great deal of time working with the site because at our school we use Edmodo and I did not want to fall in love and try to get faculty and staff to use something new in the middle of the year. I do feel that “RCampus” has some potential.

 

Rubric

As a middle school teacher, rubrics are a daily part of my life. I write them, I share them, and I guide students to them. What I don’t do is print them and pass them out.

I found that when I gave paper rubrics that they tended to stay firmly on the desk- even when the students walked away. I’ve discovered a better way to send the rubrics with the students. It’s called iRubric.  iRubric is a rubric building site that allows you  to build your own rubric, start with someone else’s and customize it to your needs, and/or share your rubric with others.  The site allows you to link to your rubric or embed it in your website. You can assess work individually or collaboratively – allowing your students to assess each’s others progress or finished projects.

Best of all- it’s free!

No need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to rubrics. The site is searchable by content area, grade level, and type of project. I tried a sample search for an oral presentation rubric and got 2,255 rubrics to choose from.  I’m thinking one of them will be close to what I’m looking for!

 

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