LOL, hit the wrong button -- wasn't ready to be done... As for grading, I have kept it simple -- 45% is for the project at hand (rubrics provided for each project) and 55% is class participation/effort (one rubric used throughout the year).
Linnell, the site is overwhelming at first but if you stick with it seems to become a bit more logical in the layout.
You can check out what I have done so far this year with my 2.0 class here. Click on the Lesson Plan page and the Google calendar has everything we have done since the beginning of the year (the last couple of weeks the details are missing). If you want to see the student wikis... go here .
Welcome to CR 2.0! I am also a middle school reading teacher who due to budget cuts last year was pushed into a technology class. This coming year, again due to budget cuts, my reading classes will be cut in half (down to two) and my technology class assignment will be tripled (though the class will shrink from a year-long to a trimester long class -- so I only have to do the same class 9 times....). Here's to less money!