- What did you learn this week?
- How do you connect what you learned with your experienced or with what you already know?
- How could you apply your new knowledge?
One particularly interesting in this chapter is related to the evaluation of online activities using rubrics. One good tip from Jim Julius in Facebook: BlogsProfHacker article “A Rubric for Evaluating Student Blogs” by Mark Sample-
Engrade was a positive surprise for me. Engrade creates own grading scale, post student grades, send private messages to students and parents, show tasks, events, reminders, and lessons online, create online tests, organize debates, build wikis, create flash cards, all for free. I have experimented with social media to build a flexible learning environment without the need for an LMS. But LMS still maintain an advantage: tasks delivery and distribution of grades. I think Engrade can fill that gap.
Related with the creation of web sites, I had experimented with Google sites and I agree with that can be a good tool to build the start site of a course, but is also a valuable aid for each student to build their own site.