More Colors for your Rubrics

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Now you can choose from a palette of twenty colors for your Rubric Design!

Do you have an idea for a new feature that you wish was in ForAllRubrics?  Let us know by visiting our Help Center.  The screenshots below  show the steps for posting a new feature request.


 

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Issue Badges with ForAllRubrics to the Chicago City of Learning

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As a part of the Hive Interoperability and Portability Coalition (HIPC), ForAllRubrics has been working along with Iridescent, Chicago City of Learning, Youtopia, Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago Hive to improve the interoperability between learning platforms.  Last week we completed one of goals in the HIPC project by making it possible for organizations to issue badges to the Chicago City of Learning using the ForAllRubrics Badging Platform (which includes the ForAllBadges Mobile App available on AppStoreGoogle Play and the Firefox Marketplace).

This blog post will walk through how the Chicago Architecture Foundation can now issue badges from ForAllRubrics to the Chicago City of Learning.

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Now that the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has given permission on the Chicago City of Learning for ForAllRubrics to access their account, CAF users can access their Chicago City of Learning Badges on ForAllRubrics.


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CAF users can issue badges on ForAllRubrics to learners participating in their programs.


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Learners can connect their ForAllRubrics account to their Chicago City of Learning account.


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And the badges issued via ForAllRubrics are available on the Chicago City of Learning!

ForAllRubrics: an Integrated Rubric & Badging Platform

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We are releasing a major update to ForAllRubrics this Sunday, July 13th.  This update will combine all of the capabilities of the current versions of both ForAllRubrics and ForAllBadges into one integrated Rubric & Badging platform.  ForAllBadges will no longer exist as a separate product. Below is the overview of the integration.


We now support competency-based assessment with a choice of 3 types of scoring:  Rubric, Checklist or Basic Badge.

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No matter what form of scoring you choose, all assessment data collected can be viewed as an open digital badge.

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While designing your assessments, you can choose to see an overview of all your assessments by viewing the badge images.

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Or you can choose to view and manage the details of your assessments in list view.

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While viewing your class, you can choose to see an overview of how your students are making progress towards reaching competency on all assessments.

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Or you can choose to focus on one assessment, view details of each student’s performance and manage communication with students and their parents.

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When a badge is issued, it signifies that a student has achieved competency according to the criteria described in the badge definition. 

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When a list is scored, each checked item signifies that the student has reached competency for that item.  When all items are checked, the student has achieved competency and the corresponding badge is issued to the student.

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When a rubric is scored, each score that is in a “green” rating signifies that the student has reached competency for that item.  When all items are scored with “green” ratings, the student has achieved competency and the corresponding badge is issued to the student.

 

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When students login, no matter what scoring method you have chosen, they first see a badge view that shows them their progress toward reaching competency.  They can click on their badge to see the scoring details.
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We hope you’re as excited about this new version of ForAllRubrics as we are!  There are lots of other new features as well and we will be following up with more information on the details.

13 Reasons to use ForAllRubrics as Your Badging Platform

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1. Organize your Badges into Meaningful Badge Systems

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2. Share Badge Systems with Others

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3. Easily Create Basic Badges

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4. Harness the Power of Advanced Badges.

Create self- and peer- issued badges.  Allow the badge issuer to customize the badge description, criteria or image on the fly.

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5. Align Badges with Standards

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6. Easily manage learners and their badges

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7. System Administration to meet the needs of formal and informal learning programs and all FERPA compliant

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8. Generate Paper Badge Claim Codes

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9. Customize Email and SMS Notifications

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10. Mobile Versions of ForAllBadges available on Apple App Store, Google Play and Firefox Marketplace

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11. Score a rubric to issue a badge

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12. Create your own Community Badging Ecosystem

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13. Power Your Own Badging Platform

P2S

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And also, it is FREE for Teachers!!!

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New Features in ForAllRubrics

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We’ve released some exciting new features:

  • New WELCOME Page
  • Improved MY CLASS Page
  • Teacher control for when scored rubrics are published to students
  • Better support for activities

New Welcome Page

We have been working hard to provide more documentation and help for teachers using ForAllRubrics.  As part of these efforts, we created a new Welcome Page.

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Improved MY CLASS Page

Now, if “All Results” is selected then the MY CLASS page shows all the scores for the selected rubric:

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If “Most Recent” is selected then the MY CLASS page shows only the most recent score for each student (as before):

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The labeled features are:

A. The school year you are currently working with.  If you have used ForAllRubrics for more than one year, you can access previous years rubrics and scores.
B. The classroom you are currently working with.
C. The rubric you are currently working with.
D. In the header of the table, a selection box for selecting the most recent rubric for all the students at once.  Once the students are selected you can “Email”, “Print”, or “Publish” their scored rubrics with a click of a button.  Also in the header are arrows for sorting by last name, activity, percent score, number of items scored and who did the scoring.
E. A selection box for individual students.
F. An orange “plus” icon to begin scoring the rubric for that student.
G. The  activity for the rubric (if one is selected) and the date of the most recent assessment for the student. If you click on the date, you can see the detailed scored rubric.
H. The student’s score on the rubric. Any items that weren’t scored will be considered “N/A, not applicable” and won’t be included in the total possible points.
I. The computed percentage on the rubric. Any items that weren’t scored will be considered “N/A, not applicable” and won’t be included in the computation of the percentage.
J. How many of the items were scored. If all the items were scored, a “check”.
K. Who scored the rubric (Teacher, the student for themselves or a peer)
L. An icon to publish the scored rubric with the student.  Until you publish the scored rubric, the information will not be available to the student.  If the scored rubric is published, you can click on the icon again to unpublish it and make it unavailable to the student.
M. An icon to print the completed rubric.
N. An icon to email the complete rubric to the emails associated with the student’s account (specified on the Admin/Manage Students page).
O. An icon to access the student’s journal.
P. An icon to delete the most recent completed rubric.


More support for activities

Now, if an activity is selected on the MY CLASS page, then only scored rubrics that are associated with that activity will be displayed.

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When you are scoring a rubric, you will now be able to choose from the activities you’ve specified before or create a new activity.


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We hope you find these new features make ForAllRubrics more useful in your classroom.  Please keep the feedback coming!

ForAllRubrics How To: Assessing With the Buck Institute for Education Rubrics

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A library of high quality rubrics from the Buck Institute for Education are now featured in ForAllRubrics.  More information on, “How to use BIE’s rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL” is available from BIE.  On EdutopiaAndrew Miller describes how to use BIE’s rubrics for implementing Critical Assessment Ideas in your classroom.

All you need to do to get started with the BIE Rubrics on ForAllRubrics is to sign up for a free teacher account at ForAllRubrics.

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Once you’re logged in, click on the Library and BIE tabs to get to the BIE Rubrics.

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For any rubric in the library, you can:

  1. copy the rubric into your personal rubric library
  2. view the rubric
  3. print the rubric (either send it to your printer or save it as a pdf file)

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For more information on getting started with ForAllRubrics, take a look at this series of blog posts: