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Stansbury_12_01_13 CIT 778 Course Project: Evaluation Using Animoto as a Tool for Synthesis of Reading Comprehension Skills

Evaluation Phase:
1. Determine Evaluation Criteria 2. Select Evaluation Tools 3. Conduct Evaluations Evaluation Task Decipher difference between authentic and traditional assessment forms. Tool Pre-assessment survey Rationale Measure participants prior knowledge about authentic assessments and use survey results as a benchmark for comparing post-assessment results. Measure participants perception of the power of authentic assessments. Measure participants ability to use the technology for the creation of a video. Measure participants performance as an effective teacher.

Articulate benefits of authentic assessments on student learning. Create a thirty second Animoto video including images, captions, and music. Effectively teach students how to create Animoto videos.

Convince colleagues to use Animoto as an authentic assessment. Increase student creativity, synthesis and reading comprehension.

Rubric for assessing the effectiveness of a Public Service Announcement convincing teachers to use authentic assessments. Checklist of necessary components in a book trailer: images, captions, music, inferences, engagement Student products Animoto booktrailers compiled on a google doc are used to evaluate the teachers effectiveness in demonstrating the use of the technology tool. Rubric used to measure the participants ability to persuade colleagues to use Animoto. Student survey

Measure participants learning about authentic assessments and allowing student creativity through the use of technology. Measures students perception of using technology as an authentic assessment.

Perception

Who Teachers & students

What Teacher created PSAs about authentic assessments.

When Teachers take preassessment survey and post-

Where Teachers: online course format

Why Measure participants perception of the power of authentic

How Online surveys

Stansbury_12_01_13 Pre & postassessment surveys Feelings about using technology as an authentic assessment. Learning Teacher participants in online professional development module Rubric used to measure the participants ability to persuade colleagues to use Animoto. Book trailer videos created using Animoto assessment survey. Student respond to a survey to document opinions about creating Animoto book trailers. As a culminating activity at the end of the module. Students: in the classroom assessments.

My Big Campus learning management system, discussion board

Performance Students in a third grade classroom

Once the participant has mastered the use of Animoto, they must successful teach the technology tool to students to allow for authentic reading comprehension assessments.

Video creations will take place in the school computer lab. The videos will be stored on google docs and the google doc link will be uploaded on the LMS discussion board.

Measure participants learning about authentic assessments and allowing student creativity through the use of technology. To measure the teachers effectiveness in demonstrating the Animoto tool as an authentic assessment.

Discussion board uploads

Using the free open source tool Animoto.