Shoot for the Stars
Do you have a rubric listing a range of developing proficiency to meeting proficiency and have wondered how to recognize students who’ve exceeded proficiency? Have you seen a rubric that ends with exceeds proficiency, stating that exceeding equates to full credit for the assignment? If so you may have pondered, how can I encourage students to push themselves to strive to exceed proficiency. Awarding extra credit points each time students exceeds proficiency may not be practical, but if a student shows an established record of exceeding proficiency shouldn’t they be recognized for it?
Recognizing Exceeding Proficiency
Single Point Rubrics
The idea of a single point rubric (composed in Laulima Lessons) is that you simply specify a single column for what the students need to do in order to demonstrate they Meet Proficiency and receive full credit. Student who do not meet all the criteria would be in the Developing proficiency and receive less than full credit. Conversely students to truly Exceed Proficiency receive full credit and recognition on the class sticker board. Overtime should a student receive four stickers they will then receive extra credit.
Simple Sticker Chart
The idea is to recreate (in a Google Doc) the classic motivational sticker chart found in many grade school classrooms. Gamification of your teaching can be complex, but the classic sticker chart incorporates some of the core gaming elements in an easy to update and maintain leaderboard which recognizing individual student accomplishments. This type of sticker board can be easily created in a Google Doc and embedded into a Laulima course site. The instructor has Edit access while the students have View access. For the instructor it is as simple as copying and pasting the sticker icons as appropriate.
Thoughts, questions, or feedback, please comment below. – Mahalo