Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Self Assessment Of Our Birthday Party Pictures

Self assessment is a really difficult skill to teach and to learn, as in order to self assess, people need to realize what they can do to make their work better. I always tell my students to "do their best work," so if this work is their best, then how can it be better?

We have been working for a while now on self assessment, and in follow-up to an art activity completed on Friday, I had my students reflect on their work. They were asked to answer these two questions:

1) What did they like about their picture?

2) What would they like to add or to change about their picture?

Here is the completed VoiceThread with their self assessments. I was really pleased that everybody thought of something that they could do to improve their work!

I'm sure that my students would love to hear some of your positive feedback too, both on their assessments and on their work. Please feel free to leave a comment here with your thoughts or add one to the VoiceThread. Thank you for encouraging my class to learn and to want to learn too!



Anonymous said...

great video!

Anonymous said...

Great video!

Lucy said...

That was delightful :) I will use the same vocabulary with her at home. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to see what they're doing!

Aviva said...

Somehow I missed all of these comments earlier. I'm so sorry! I'm so glad that all of you enjoyed the VoiceThread. I think the students did a wonderful job assessing their own work. I was so proud of them!

Have a great summer!