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The Cylons Are Still Out There; Don’t Frack It Up

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These are slides I used to present an Ignite-style talk at the 2012 New Tech Annual Conference (#NTAC12) on how to avoid FRACK-ing in the classroom. That is creating Formulaic Rubrics and Creativity Killers. For more, visit my blog at http://blog.adambabcock.com/extras/ntac-ignite12

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The Cylons Are Still Out There; Don’t Frack It Up

  1. 1. FRACK-INGImages from: http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/
  2. 2. Image from: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica Image from: http://snake-obsidian.deviantart.com/art/Cylon-Occupied-Caprica-165242103/
  3. 3. F=FORMULAICR=REQUIREMENTSA=ANDC=CREATIVITYK=KILLERS
  4. 4. F=FORMULAICR=REQUIREMENTSA=ANDC=CREATIVITYK=KILLERS Image from: http://www.syfy.com/battlestar/photos/
  5. 5. …and any ”Jane Schaffer Approach”to teaching writing!
  6. 6. Image from: http://www.scifireaders.net/the-top-5-sfr-spaceships/
  7. 7. THE RIGHTS OFSTUDENT WRITERSStudent writershave the right to …1. be ASSSESSED WELL.2. go BEYOND THE FORMULA.
  8. 8. ASSESSED WELL“Rubrics mirror what wevalue, so it is importantthat we not leave outwhat we care about”p.101
  9. 9. GO BEYOND FORMULA“Counting is simple. Thinking ishard -- hard to achieve and,consequently, hard to assess.Formula lets us off the hook...„Let me do the hard thinking foryou -- and you just fill in theblanks.‟”p.121
  10. 10. “ACTION STATIONS!”
  11. 11. “THIS-THEN-THIS”REQUIREMENTS
  12. 12. GROW YOUR RUBRICS OVER THE YEAR 12 3
  13. 13. “DISCOVERY” RUBRICS
  14. 14. STUDENT-INITIATEDMARKUP
  15. 15. “CRAAP” TESTTO SNIFF OUT BAD SOURCESC = CurrencyR = RelevanceA = AuthorityA = AccuracyP = Purpose
  16. 16. COMMUNITY-CONSTRUCTEDRUBRICS
  17. 17. FRACK-ING RUBRICS HIDE IN MANY DISGUISES F=FORMULAIC R=REQUIREMENTSTop image from: http://www.cyberspace5.net/agentrichard07/bsg-banners4.htm A=AND C=CREATIVITY K=KILLERS Bottom image from: http://comicon.com/pulse/index.php/2010/03/02/final-five-cylons-make-their-first-joint-convention-appearance/
  18. 18. TWEET ME@BABSAJ BLOG ADAMBABCOCK.COM Top image from: http://www.neilhillman.com/374/demotivational-posters-geek-humour.html
  19. 19. EMBRACE BETTERRUBRIC PRACTICE.AVOID FRACK-ING UPTHIS WORLD.LET HUMANITY WIN. Image from: http://www.ugo.com/tv/battlestar-final-cylon

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