Thanks for the really good question. I teach in the humanities and much of the grading is on completion of academic tasks, written/verbal reflection and projects. At my school we use a common rubric for the large projects which we call benchmarks.
Grading is on learning task completion, willingness to engage in the learning activities and evidence learning. A large portion of their grade comes from 2-3 large projects given over the course of the quarter and then assessed with a more filled out version of the rubric skeleton I linked to above.
Hi, Or-Tal, if your daughter's class is interested in triangle-contacts, I would find an interested an adequate class in Hamburg, and we could begin to connect the two classes. Do you see any chance to find a palestinian class in Jaffa to connect with? To get an ongoing comunication between us it would be better mailing to my address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Or-Tal, I'm very glad to have contact with you. I'm planning to develop a project between students/schools in Hamburg and in Israel - not only digital but also face to face - and not only with jewish but perhaps also with palestinian students. Mabe something like Neve Shalom. And I'm looking for a cooperation partner in Israel. Are you perhaps interested?
OK, forgot one thing. All the stundents in my school have english as a foreign language but they probably won't be able to participate very actively in the 5th grade (even with the help of the english teacher). But will talk with some of the english teachers and we will study how to participate in your project.
My school has students from the 5th to the 9th grade. I don't know what I will teach next year but probably I will have a fifth grade History class, a seventh grade History class (I hope so...) and ICT and I will also probably continue to be the person responsible for the school's ICT.
I like your idea although next school year I won't have any classes where I will teach portuguese (only History and ICT). So, please tell me how you think I can help you. Anyway I can pass you request for collaboration to other teachers at my school which is located in Setúbal (a small town about 4oKms south of Lisbon).
Thanks for contacting me. What exactly do you need? I think your idea, if you can make it work, is a very interesting one.
So if you could detail how can I help, I would be very willing to help you.
Hi Or-Tal. I thought the networking-homeworking network is a very interesting idea! I hope it catches on and creates a real community of students truly collaborating. If you need any help in Portuguese, feel free to ask! :-)
Hi Or-Tal and I would love to visit Israel one day as well. You will enjoy discovering all the things that this site has to offer and do come to Australia. I love our country and the freedom that we have. There are so many different geographical regions as well. I live on a farm in SW Victoria and teach at our local school
Hi Or-Tal, I am Anne from Australia. I teach IT to grades 4-10 and wish to keep in touch via classroom20.com I joined about 9 months ago and it has been a fabulous resource for me and I have gone from strength to strength with web2.0 and its usage in the classroom. I have used global projects in the classroom because of it as well. cr2.0 is one year old today!