Anyone have something they would like to share. I'm leaning towards doing this instead of an exam.
For my freshmen level animal science class, I do a final project on being an advocate for animal agriculture. They do a multimedia presentation.Try this link to go to iRubrics to find the rubric I created: http://www.RCampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?code=A57XB7&sp=true&nocache=1367416833687
If it doesn't work, let me know
I was in the same boat last year. We are a 1:1 Mac school so it was easy to assign a computer-based project. Some of the projects turned out extremely well, others were barely so-so. I attached the criteria; but there are a few categories I would strip down or rewrite on the rubric.
If we do project at our school usually we are asked to make sure they fit into Differentiated Instruction so last year I gave students a menu they were able to choose from. This year instead I just had them choose a livestock breed and research everything: breeding, nutrition, and handling facilities (it was a project I pulled off of here somewhere). They presented it as a PowerPoint.
Any idea where you found this? I'll keep searching.
From the Agtivity book.
Sauk Centre Public Schools Agtivity Title
Ok.... any feedback on what I came up with? The students will be working individually for about 10 days of 47 minute periods... maybe too long? I'm tired of students getting credit for work they haven't done. I do anticipate several students to not even bother.
You know your students better than anyone else. For me I usually have a deadline in my head for each project. So I will have checkpoints along the way where the students have to show me how much they have done. It just helps so for example maybe the whole project would be due in 10 days but each piece needs to have a rough draft turned in on a certain day. I use Edmodo for my students and they can upload their rough drafts and I make comments. This is how I did their Resumes this year and it worked nice. They turned in their cover page, references, and resume separate and then the final revised document was due at the end of the week. Also it is much easier to set a quick deadline and extend it than the other way around. I have found the longer I give students the longer they take (much like myself).
I don't know how your school works but at mine we have to give students options so instead of just having to write a document we can give them the option of making it a PowerPoint proposal or poster or make a scaled model.
Your document looks great and very real world which is wonderful for students to get exposure to.
That is great Michelle! I was wanting something similiar for my ag business class next year and I think I may use that!
Help yourself! I did add due dates for rough drafts of each section.
I have had my students create board games over specific species- you set the number of questions that have to be included and the kids do the rest (game rules, board, markers, game pieces)- then to review and see what the kids have learned we play the games
Chrissy, I would love to see your rubrics and directions on having the kids create board games.
For my Vet Pet Care class, I have my students prepare a presentation using the attached guide w/ rubric. I then select groups at random to present; their grade is based on their presentation for that particular unit. Because they don't know which unit they'll present on, it is a great way to quickly assess their understanding without having to grade 70 different projects or papers. They can try for a second time outside of class, but I go with the latest score, not necessarily the best. I also have them evaluate their own presentation and compare my grade to theirs.
HI there! I was looking for a similar project. I took all of your ideas and combined it all in to one choice board. Just though I would share! Thanks for your help even though you didn't know you were doing it.
I am a first year ag teacher and came up with this final project for my Introduction to Animal Systems classes. I let each student decide which farm animal they wanted to research, they could choose between goats, cattle, poultry, sheep, or swine. They used the laptops to research the required information. They could create a PowerPoint or a poster about that animal. I have attached the rubrics and instructions for each of the different animals.
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