Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Modeling Earth's Systems - Section 5: Wrap Up

 

Peer Evaluations 

Peer evaluation is a useful strategy to use, especially for group work and presentations.  If all students work well together and are all engaged in group work activities then you may not need to implement this strategy. However, if some of your students start playing around during group work, or you are not seeing the results you would like to, this may be a good tool to use.  

I chose to use the peer evaluation rubric for this lesson because the activity looked very different in every group.  In some cases students may be drawing on a piece of paper to help plan out what the model will look like.  Other students me be gathering materials. Another student might be constructing the model.  Some students might be writing to help describe what the system representations are and how they interact.  It is very difficult for me to tell if students are doing something that their group all agreed on, or if they are doing their own thing, working against what their group wants.  Having them evaluate each other provides me with evidence to support my scoring and feedback.  

I only had one group that an issue during the activity and the peer evaluation rubric really helped identify what the concerns were so when I met with the student I had specific things to discuss with him.  I offered him another chance to earn proficiency by completing a model on his own and writing a list of what each component represents and how they interact.  This was to be completed at home since time in class for this activity was over.  

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Modeling Earth's Systems

Unit 7: Earth's Systems
Lesson 13 of 14

Objective: SWBAT create a model that represents all four of Earth's systems and how they interact.

Big Idea: Students work in groups to create a diorama with representations from all of Earth's systems that demonstrates at least one way they all interact.

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