Good rubrics can make it easier to fairly assess students’ work. Good rubrics also help students understand how their work is being assessed. But a good rubric takes time to develop. That’s why I refer to the University of Wisconsin Stout’s collection of rubrics to help me when I’m developing rubrics for assignments in my classroom.
Rubrics for Podcasts, Videos, Digital Portfolios, and More
UW Stout’s collection of rubrics is organized by task or project type. There are sections in the collection for presentations, digital portfolios and websites, social media, group work, graphic organizers, videos, games, writing, and the research process.
Even if UW Stout’s rubric collection doesn’t have something that is a perfect fit for your needs, it may provide you with a great starting point for making your own rubric. Speaking of making your own rubric, Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom both have good, built-in rubric tools.
Create Rubrics in Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or Quick Rubric
Online Rubric is a Google Sheets add-on that I’ve used for years to create rubrics. It’s still a good add-on for those who use Google Sheets but might not use Google Classroom. Those who do use Google Classroom can create within Google Classroom. This short video explains that process.
Microsoft Teams has a built-in rubric tool for teachers. There’s no one better than Microsoft Education’s product manager, Mike Tholfsen to learn from when it comes to using any aspect of Microsoft Teams. Here he is explaining how to create and use rubrics in Microsoft Teams.
Finally, if you want an “old school” approach to using rubrics for assessment, take a look at Quick Rubric which makes it easy to quickly create printable rubrics. Here’s a quick overview of Quick Rubric.