Blog: 25%
(Personal Reflections connecting technology, personal life, daily reading and observations)This rubric will guide your process.
Here are last term's blogs.

Social Learning:

10% (attendance at weekly synchronous meetings and discussion and comments on others work)
Social Learning will be a theme threaded throughout this course. The ways in which you interact and learn with, and from each other are numerous.
You'll be expected to write a report (private or public posting on your blog) outlining your contributions to others through blog posts, comments, emails, or other opportunities to share learning. You'll also need to include how other class members contributed to your learning as well.

Weekly Assignments:

30% (Completion of specific weekly tasks)
Completion of the assignments on time will provide you with at least 20% and the other 10% will be based on the quality of the work.


10% (This will comprise of an extensive reflection on your experience, the process and the possibilities)
These questions can guide your reflection:
  • What did you do?
  • How is student work shared?
  • What appears to be the impact of student publishing? (you may want to ask them directly via comments, etc)
  • How do students connect with each other, the world?
  • Is there evidence of collaboration or are students working in isolation?
  • What is the role of the teacher?
  • What did you learn from the experience?
5% will be based on ongoing reflections. This should include at least one update per week that may be focused on one classroom or interaction rather than all.
5% will be based on your final reflection which will be more comprehensive of the overall experience, highlighting significant and key learning.

Major Assignment:

25% (Consider partnering up for this as well)
Some Possible Project Topics for ECMP 355

Note: Most of the projects here, with a few exceptions, are only expected to be partially completed for the purposes of assessment for this class. However, what does need consideration and clarification is the student and instructor’s expectation for each project. Once the student has decided on a project topic, the student will submit a proposal to the instructor. The approved proposal will serve as the frame of reference for assessment. Remember: structure and quality is more important than recklessness and quantity. The topics may seem intimidating, but they are chosen to serve as springboards to larger initiatives. This is by no means a complete list of ideas. Please discuss other possibilities with your instructor.


1) Interdisciplinary Project – This would involve taking a major project from another class and devising a technology related component. It may involve the development of a video or multimedia presentation.

2) Multimedia Project
  • Video Tutorials - Create an instructional video or series of videos. (see instructor to see if this option is available) This project is working with Next to develop an instructional video. You'd be working with Rushton Hurley to create a video that is accepted onto the Next Vista site.
  • Podcast Series -record a series of podcasts that could represent an on going series of content

3) Advanced Exploration of Technology in Your Subject Area – Explore what teachers are doing in the classroom; compile the best of/worst of, supply recommendations using established criteria reference of what you think teachers should be doing. Your final project will be in a presentation format.

4) Google Earth Instructional File - Create a google earth file that includes video/audio/images and text around a topic or theme from the Evergreen Curriculum

5) Topic of your Choice – Got a better idea? Would love to hear it!

Project Proposal: Submit your project proposal by October 20th. Submission Details: The assignment will be due on the announced Final Exam date. Assignments submitted after this date will be given a 0.

The Assessment for the Project will be based on the following:

  • Process....did you describe the process of developing your project either in a series of blog posts or in your project post itself? Was there evidence of revision?
  • Technical difficulty....not whether you had difficulties but whether you attempted a project that challenged your skills or demonstrated a high degree of skill
  • Product design....did the project show well thought out design? was there evidence of planning?
  • Usefulness...does the project have value to others beyond the scope of the class?


*you will be able to negotiate the Blog and Major Assignment weighting with a minimum of 15% for each.