Construct and transform knowledge, as opposed to only recalling or comprehending
Engage with substantive content with appreciation of its significance and nuances
Write extensively while providing evidence and support
Source: CRESST, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. “CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT SCORING MANUAL: Middle School”
Objective with low level of cognitive challenge:
Record each candidate’s position on key issues in the debate.
Objective with medium lvl. of cognitive challenge:
Summarize each candidate’s main points on three key issues in the debate. Create a PowerPoint summarizing this.
Objective with high level of cognitive challenge:
Choose one issue from the debate and predict how each candidate’s position might be viewed by different constituencies that you identify. Write a 5-paragraph essay including evidence and support for your points.
Setting objectives with appropriate cognitive challenge using Google Docs
Go to Derry domain start page (your home page).
Log into Google Docs.
Click Google Docs to see it full screen.
Create a new document (word processing).
Topic : Lesson objective with low level of cognitive challenge : Lesson objective with high level of cognitive challenge : Ideas for how one or more of the core tools could contribute to this lesson :
Lets you create and collaborate on Word, Excel,and PowerPoint docs
Documents are accessible from anywhere
Requires network connection
Sharing means you are working on the same document. (If you want to distribute a template, put it on the network.)
District acceptable use policy applies
Need to TEACH responsible use to students
Assume that EVERYTHING you post on any of these sites is PUBLIC.
It is the teacher’s responsibility to monitor student work online.
Students are not to:
Access personal email at school
Use anyone else’s email or log-ons
Set up your own gmail account, for example firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers can use your name + theirs [email_address]
All email sent to this address will go to ksmith.
Students should post under first name and last initial only
On tools other than the blog, watch for user names that appear publicly
Suggested format for student user names: 14HSKarenF
Graduating class First name Last initial HS (for all)
LUNCH We’ll all reconvene in LGI after lunch at 1:30.