Using GAFE for efficient #PhysEd assessment and feedback loops part 1: Doctopus + docAppender/Goobric
Disclaimer #1: As most of you know, I’m not currently in the Physical Education classroom, so I haven’t actually tested this type of assessment loop in practice. I am hoping that you will and give me feedback! However, this represents my best reflective thinking in how I would like to approach some of the problems that I experienced last year with creating a truly student driven, efficient system for assessment and feedback.
Disclaimer #2: This example is being used to measure SHAPE America standard 3 and in particular involves heart rate data as part of a students grade. Essentially, this measures the standard with a performance task. I would hesitate to use only a performance task to measure student mastery of this standard. Using heart rate data as part of a student’s grade only shows a partial picture on whether a student is physically literate. While (in my opinion) it is certainly a better measure than the oft used subjective “participation” grade, it is still incomplete. I would argue that multiple measures of assessment should be used to determine student mastery of our national standards.
I like writing blog posts when I can keep them short and sweet. This is part 1 in an ongoing series in how to use Google Add-Ons for assessment and feedback loops in Physical Education. The culmination of this series will be an on-air Google Hangout showing how to setup this type of system from scratch.
I owe a lot of credit to Andrew Stillman (@astillman) and the New Visions Cloud Lab for continuing to push the boundaries with what can be done in education. This tutorial assumes the watcher already has some prior knowledge about Doctopus and the Goobric extension. If you are unfamiliar, check out the links to learn about these great document management and feedback solutions.
Now to the superstar of this show, docAppender. This is a new one from Andrew and is a total gem. It completely replaces the automagical Autocrat for what I want to do as a teacher. Without much further ado, check out the tutorial and watch the magic happen!