Tuesday Teacher Tips
October 14, 2014
SGG Math Rubrics, QR Codes and Office 365/OneDrive, My Maps, & Kid President!
Student Growth Goals - Resources for Math Goals
To better communicate growth to students and parents, it might be helpful to write a rubric that details what a student can do, and where they should be headed. Just like writing rubrics can be very valuable for providing feedback, a math rubric can accomplish the same.
But what does a math rubric look like? It may be as simple as identifying one standard to use for your enduring skill with four-five different levels of performance identified and what students can accomplish at each level. To help visualize that, I've located some examples of rubrics. These rubrics each cover a number of standards - your SGG rubric, might just be one of the standards and be pretty simple- see the links below (underlined and in blue).
- Kindergarten Cedarburg, WI - Math Rubrics
- 1st Grade Math Rubrics - Dansville
- 2nd Grade Cedarburg, Wi - Math Rubrics.
- 3rd Grade - San Franscisco Unified School District - Math Rubrics begin on page 13 - CCSS
- 4th Grade Math Rubrics from North Clackmas Schools, Oregon - CCSS aligned
- 5th Grade Cedarburg, WI - Math Rubrics
You can be creative with your categories of progress - using performance levels or numbers. And the links above represent a number of different strategies for rubric writing.
Need more examples? Try doing an Internet search for your grade level and math rubrics. ex "4th Grade Math Rubrics". You might also add CCSS or Everyday Math to that search to be more specific.
How to Use the QR Code feature in Office 365/OneDrive to Share Documents
Teaching Geography with Google's My Maps
His demonstration was so cool, I had to do a screencast to show you how it works - see below.
For more information/ideas for using Google Maps in your classroom, check out this blog post: Using Google My Maps for Classroom Projects by Robert Elliot. The post is from 2009, so things look a little different, but the ideas are good. You might also want to watch this longer video from Dotto Tech, "Google Maps, Five Awesome Tips you Probably Didn't Know".