Assessment Rubric for ISD Students


This project will be worth 25% of your marks for your Semester 1 report. It is the culmination of the work covered in class so far. You are to use your skills with multimedia and your knowledge of how to explore issues and present discussions for ITGS topics while completing this project. It is important that you keep in contact with your project partner everyday during the event in order to exchange ideas and collaborate on content and your approach to your given topic.
I am expecting a high standard of work and communication and collaboration skills to be shown.


Part A: Wiki Development (100 marks)


You and your partner are to develop a wiki page(s) to communicate your knowledge of the topic. Read the following criteria carefully:

Organization and Presentation on Wiki: 20 marks
  • Information is arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing
  • A table of contents is used
  • Headings and underlines are used appropriately
  • Graphics and multimedia are well chosen and placed on the page to enhance the message
Hyperlinks: 15 marks
  • A variety of hyperlinks have been used to show you are the expert on this topic
  • Hyperlinks provide necessary additional information about the topic
  • All hyperlinks work and are annotated where possible (e.g. describing what the user will see/find)
Originality: 25 marks
  • Material on the wiki is summarized, not copied
  • All sources are cited and quoted text accounted for (including multimedia links or embedded material)
  • The text makes sense and is meaningful to the topic
Spelling/Grammar and Punctuation: 5 marks
  • A high level of accuracy is expected
Collaboration: 10 marks
  • All participants have contributed as shown by the history of the wiki page
Web 2.0 and Multimedia: 25 marks
  • Use of sound and/or video is used effectively to enhance the message and provide another element of understanding and interest
  • Use of RSS feeds and other cutting edge toolsools
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Total Marks: 100

Part B: Transfer of Knowledge and Content (50 marks)


  • Background to the topic: 10 marks
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* Current News: 20 marks (include live interviews and relevant new stories where applicable)
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  • Identification and discussion of Issues Area of impact (Education/Business): 20 marks
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** detail the main issues within each Area of Impact
    • detail the concepts, developments and trends
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Total Marks: 50

Part C: Video (50 marks)


Students in Bangladesh will be creating a video, including content from students in USA (either video and/or podcast). This video may be uploaded to Google and must be hyperlinked to the wiki. Students in USA will be forwarding a short video clip or podcast or two to Mrs Lindsay via Mrs. Davis that must be integrated into your video. It must be at least 2 minutes long. You will use Windows movie maker to produce this video. You will work with your partner to determine whether your video will be on the educational impact or the industry impact of your trend.

10 points - Background Information - You effectively explain the trend in the video.
10 points - Content - Your content is meaningful, clear, and effective.
10 points - Cite sources - All sources of information are cited.
20 points - Video quality and editing.

Total Marks: 50

Part D: Process Journal/Blog (50 marks)


Each student is to keep a process journal documenting the development of this project. This must be done using your ELGG blog. Daily postings are expected throughout the length of the project. A final reflection essay is to be submitted after the winter break to accompany your process journal/blog. This essay will take the following form:
  • Be no longer than 600 words
  • Discuss the three main social and ethical issues to do with your topic
  • Weigh up your discussion with a comparative assessment based on material from both sides of the flat world
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Total Marks: 50

ISD Final Assessment


Total Marks: 250
This will be converted to the IB Diploma scale of 1-7. Scale boundaries will be given here soon.


Grading Rubric for Westwood Students


This project will be part of the final assessment project for Mrs. Vicki Davis' Class. It will be 20% of your grade for this grading period and is the culmination of the work covered in class thus far. You should use the information you have learned this semester, information from your book, acquired wiki skills, learned video editing skills, video recording skills, and information you have learned during class discussions and blogging assignments to complete this project. It is important that you keep in contact with your project partner everyday during the event in order to exchange ideas and collaborate on content and your approach to your given topic.
I am expecting a high standard of work and communication and collaboration skills to be shown.

Part A - Wiki Portion of Project - 100 points


An effective wiki shows the following:
  1. A collaborative effort (as seen in the history and discussion areas) --
    Wikis are collaborative. Each person brings their strengths and contributes things that they are good at to the project.
    You are expected to work with your international partner and contribute meaningful work to the wiki. Revisions either improve the editing or add additional content. You do not delete content of the other person unless that content is found to be in error. If such error is found, you are to communicate via discussion your reason for deleting the information. Each topic to be discussed will be created under a different "thread" or topic under discussions.
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> 10 points - Did you contribute meaningful information to the wiki? Did you communicate effectively with your international partner? Did you discuss differences and resolve them effectively? Did you use the discussion area and post fact on the wiki page?
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  1. Visual appeal
    Graphics are used as needed and add to the message. Graphics are not distracting and used where needed to further explain a topic. If does not look cluttered. If a significant amount of content is added, a new page is added. (To make a new page - your page name should be the name of your project as shown in the header a dash "-" and the subtopic to be explored.)
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> 20 points - Effective visual appeal. You must include a minimum of two graphics for your topic.
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  1. Organization
    A table of contents is used, headings and underlines are used appropriately (don't use underlines except for hyperlinks.) Additional pages are added as needed (see item 2.)
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> 10 points - Effective Organization - Did you use headings?
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  1. Hyperlinks to sources
    An effective wiki hyperlinks sources and gives readers additional information about the topic. Because most people tend to not trust wikis (they don't know the authors), you must include a variety of hyperlinks to be considered an effective source of information. As people follow your hyperlinks, they will begin to look at the information you've linked to. They will learn that you are an authority and that you've "done your homework." Make sure that you have checked your hyperlinks and that they work.
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> _ 20 points - Did you hyperlink to sources? Do they work? You must have at least 10 hyperlinks on the wiki including 3 hyperlinks within this wiki project to pages of other groups as appropriate.
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  1. Original, intelligent wording
    The effective wiki summarizes information but never copies it! (Cite your sources.) The wording is intelligent and meaningful and jargon is not used. Wikis may be read by a global audience and authors must keep that in mind.
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> _ 10 points - Sources of information are linked to. You explain or hyperlink to items that need clarification. You do not plaigarize.
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  1. Multi-sensory tools are used
    The use of sound and/or video involves the wiki reader more through the increased engagement of hearing and sight. When it is used effectively, it can boost you into the hall of fame because you have more thoroughly taught your reader about your subject.
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> _ 10 points - Your video. The Westwood students will be assimilating and compiling a video on the topic.
  • _ 10 points - Your content for the podcast. Westwood students will be providing an mp3 file recorded in audacity and e-mailed to Mrs. Vicki on their topic. This information will be sent to your international partner for their inclusion in the podcast that they are creating. Due Date: December 1
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  1. RSS Feeds and Cutting edge tools are used
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> _ 10 points An appropriate RSS feed is used. (I suggest a Google news feed on the topic.)

Part B - Content Grade - 50 points



_ 20 points Background - Do you sufficiently explain the topic? Is it understandable to a person who does not know anything about the topic and is not necessarily an expert in technology?
_ 10 points Current News - Do you explain a sampling of current discussions and headlines about this topic. (This is a good place to include RSS feeds.)
_ 10 points Impact on Education - Do you effectively explain the impact of this trend on education? How should education change? What improvements should be made? What should students be studying? How should teachers instruct differently?
_ 10 points Impact on Employment - Do you effetively explain the potential impact of this trend on employment? How will it impact different parts of the world? What different types of jobs will be created in your part of the world? In other parts of the world?

Part C - Video Grade - 50 points


Students in USA will be creating a video, including content from students in Bangladesh (either video and/or podcast). This video may be uploaded to Google and must be hyperlinked to the wiki. Students in Bangladesh will be forwarding a short video clip or podcast or two to Mrs. Davis via Mrs. Lindsay that must be integrated into your video. It must be at least 2 minutes long. You will use Windows movie maker to produce this video. You will work with your partner to determine whether your video will be on the educational impact or the industry impact of your trend.

10 points - Background Information - You effectively explain the trend in the video.
10 points - Content - Your content is meaningful, clear, and effective.
10 points - Cite sources - All sources of information are cited.
20 points - Video quality and editing.

Part D - Integration of Prior Learning - 50 points


This semester we have been learning about computer safety and privacy, the history of computing, the IT Industry & ethics, binary numbers and memory conversion, computer hardware, collaborative wiki projects, and Web 2.0. Your work should reflect your knowledge of these areas that you have attained this semester.

10 points Computer Safety and Privacy
10 points The History of Computing
10 points the IT Industry & ethics
10 points Computer Hardware (knowledge of memory conversion, hardware, input, output, etc.)
10 points Web 2.0 knowledge