WEEK 5 - A MORE PRACTICAL WEEK!
Another important task that I am delighted to mention is to learn about ‘alternative assessment’ and ‘rubrics’. Reading articles about ‘alternative assessment’ and visiting web pages to learn about ‘rubrics’ and web-quest were interesting experiences. Though designing alternative assessment tools and rubrics are a bit difficult tasks, I have grasped their value and significance in the 21st teaching/learning scenario. Understanding alternative assessment and rubrics in the correct perspective with the help of technology has been a real great experience for me and it has injected into me new strength as an e-English teacher. Designing and preparing rubrics for a writing task using http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ was an awesome experience for me.
Yet another interesting experience I had was writing technology related change that I would implement in my class (which is a project step). Initially when I started thinking about how and in what way and what change I would like to implement in my class with the help of technology, it was very difficult for me to give shape to my plan. But after much thought, I was successful in writing it. I felt it was a challenging task.
On the whole, the week’s tasks were both challenging and interesting. The week offered practical tasks and challenging activities and introduced me to many new things and areas of digital learning.
Thank you, all participants and the instructors for the great week.
Sasi Raj from India