5. Resources for Assessing Project-Based Learning
- Autodesk PBL Workbook
foundation/ pbl/ workbook/
- The Autodesk Foundation
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
The Autodesk Foundation is dedicated to the study, promotion, and evaluation of PBL and
they have gathered and produced many valuable ideas and resources on their Web site.
Their PBL Workbook, included
on this CD-ROM, provides tested information on incorporating project-based
learning into your curriculum.
- Join the Autodesk Foundations PBLNEWS/PBL Pointers Newsletter (http://www.autodesk.com/foundation/pblnews/ ),
their monthly email publication containing news, features, columns and other items for
teachers interested in project-based learning.
- Learn and Live
- http://www.glef.org/learnliveLearn and Live © 1997 The George Lucas
Educational Foundation, All Rights Reserved. Learn and Live is a production of State of
the Art, Inc., Washington, D.C. Produced and directed by Gerardine Wurzburg. The George
Lucas Foundation has found a modern-age partner in Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc. The
company has agreed to lend copies of Learn & Live at no charge through their
stores across the country. You will find Learn & Live on the community
service shelf at your local Blockbuster!
Learn and Live, developed by the George Lucas Educational Foundation , offers extensive resources in book and video on
viable and interesting ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Learn and
Live can be ordered in print and video formats, or it can be viewed on the Web.
included on this CD two clips from the video which support project-based learning (You'll
need Real Player 5.0 http://www.real.com/ products/ player/ 50player/ to view). In the first video segment,
teacher Jim Dieckmann discusses with his 6th grade
class what an evaluation rubric for multimedia projects should look like. Later, Mr. Dieckmann talks with two of his students who have
been having difficulty locating the insect they want for their project. Their discussion
illustrates the flexibility often needed when students engage in project-based learning.
- An Exploration of Classroom Assessment
- Produced by the Institute
for Research on Learning , this
excellent CD-ROM/Web site is designed to help you improve your assessment system, design a
new system, or experiment with new assessment techniques. It encourages you to take time
to reflect on your current system, and then hear what other teachers have to say about
their assessment practices. It contains classroom video, teacher and student perspectives,
examples of student work and teacher tools, and expert commentary. The material is
organized into six Workshops and seven additional Discussion Starters. The CD-ROM, which
you can order from IRL, is a resource that should be in every school's library. While
you're visiting IRL, be sure you also visit these two links:
http://www.irl.org/challenge2000/ PBLGuide/ ThoughtPieces/ Rubric.html
Examples of Rubrics
- Global Schoolhouse
- See the section in this guide on assessment of student web projects which discusses GSN's CyberFair
Peer Review Rubric for evaluating student Web projects.
Art Wolinsky has adapted this rubric for projects completed by his high school students.
- Rubric For Assessing Analytical Thinking Processes
- http://www.iusd.k12.ca.us/schools/ rancho_san_joaquin/ rsjdocs/ analytic/
- CoVis Sample Evaluation Rubrics
projects/ assessment/ RubricsOverview.html
Rubrics for Evaluating Web Pages
- Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
This popular and notable Web site includes a useful list of assessment
- West Evaluation Website Rubrics
- Ed's Oasis Evaluation
- University of Washington
- Widener University
- Cyberguide Rating
- University of North Carolina