Reflection: Performance Tasks Using a ShowMe as an Assessment - Section 2: Active Engagement


I know many teachers that do not feel like creating a ShowMe is a valid assessment of knowledge.  I believe their reasoning is that it can't be scored easily. However, I disagree.

When my students were preparing to film, I circulated and listened in. I did not ask prompting questions, but if I heard a conversation by a team using correct terms and discussing attributes, I marked those terms off on my checklist of terms for those students. I also did the same while watching the videos. 

What makes a difference in this assessment is that the students were USING information because the task at hand was engaging and they needed to know what they were talking about.  I could have given them a sheet of shapes and asked them to label attributes, or write sentences about them, but look at how much more I got by asking them to create a movie!

Tests are scary and boring for students.   Making a movie is fun and engaging!  I recommend it!

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Using a ShowMe as an Assessment

Unit 11: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
Lesson 13 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to communicate their understanding of geometric attributes using technology and script writing skills.

Big Idea: Students are motivated by technology and teamwork to create. In this lesson/assessment students work in production teams to create movies about math using the ShowMe app.

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Math, Geometry, technology in education, Measurement and Methods, quadrilaterals, attributes, Writing in Math, writing in, shapes
  45 minutes
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