Objectives of the Horizon Project Rubric


  1. To understand, analyze and evaluate the trends highlighted in the Horizon Report 2007 based on key ideas and areas of impact.
  2. To create a wiki page that details this investigation and synthesis of the material.
  3. To use Web 2.0 tools to facilitate collaboration as well as creation.
  4. To create a personal multimedia artefact that communicates with a general audience and is based on the chosen trend and a futuristic theme.
  5. To actively share original content about the trends that are being analyzed.
  6. To collaborate and interact with classrooms around the world on the theme of 'what the future will look like' as technology develops and has more impact on our everyday lives.
  7. To involve students in higher-order learning and using higher-order thinking skills that include organisation, peer review and reflection activities as well as synthesis of ideas, analysis and evaluation of trends, creation of web pages and multimedia products.

Rubric Overview


Click on the areas below to go to the Horizon Project Rubric Assessment.
Area
Criteria
Marks
Sub-total marks
Wiki
A: Finding and Understanding (Research)
3

Group mark (assessed by Judges for award and by Teacher for class assessment)
B: Analysing and Evaluating (Content)
12


C: Communicating and using Web 2.0 Tools (Organisation and Presentation)
5
20
Multimedia Artefact
D: Design and Technical Quality
4

Individual mark (assessed by Judges for award and by Teacher for class assessment)
E: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas
6
10
Engagement, Reflection and Evaluation
F: Wiki Collaboration and Management
3

Individual mark (assessed by Teacher for class assessment)
G: Online Interaction and Engagement with the Project
3


H: Reflection and Evaluation
4
10


TOTAL
40

Glossary of Command Terms


Access
Obtain or retrieve.
Analyze
Break down in order to bring out:
  • the essential elements
  • structure
  • any underlying assumptions and any interrelationships involved
Describe
Present the characteristics of a particular topic.
Discuss
Offer a considered and balanced review of a particular topic and present opinions or conclusions clearly with supporting evidence and sound argument.
Evaluate
Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations of different evidence and arguments.
Explain
Describe, giving reasons.
Identify
Recognise and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature.
Interpret
Understand the meaning of.
Organise
Present ideas and material in an ordered and structured way.
International Baccalaureate (2006) Information technology in a global society—guide, IB, Cardiff, UK, pp 54 & 55

Attributions


Credit for the Horizon Project Rubric Assessment:
  • Julie Lindsay (International School Dhaka, Bnagladesh) for initial design and layout
  • Paul Fairbrother (the International Baccalaureate, Cardiff, UK), for proof reading, editing and making suggestions for improvement
  • Vicki Davis (Westwood School, Georgia, USA) and the Flat Classroom Judges 2006 for their feedback on the original rubrics as well as this rubric
  • Horizon Project participants for continued support
  • Bloom's revised taxonomy (creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, remembering) to help maintain a balance between content and higher-order objectives
  • Use of NETS.S (revised) to attempt to align with technology standards