Rubrics support learning in a variety of ways. As stated in your reading, “they make assessing the students’ work efficient, consistent, objective, and quick.” They “provide students with a clear understanding of what is expected of them” and “encourage students to think about their own thinking and possibly about their own criteria for what is ‘good.’” (Henning)
Rubrics are helpful for assessing creative technology-enabled projects so that the learning goals you want to emphasize are the ones that drive the assessment. There are also online rubric builders than make rubric-building easier.
Part One: Search online for at least three examples of rubrics used for classroom assessment and analyze them. You should ask questions like:
What is good about each rubric?
In what ways can each rubric be improved?
What do you notice that the rubrics have in common?
What are some of the benefits and challenges in using rubrics in general?
Part Two: Create a rubric for assessing technology-based student work. Consider what you want to measure/assess, and how you will convey that through the rubric.
Examples: A video, a Slideshare/PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, a newspaper created using publishing software.