How to show progress in Computing lessons
[school is attempting to improve to Good]
I need some advice please on how to show progress for “ofsted” in my computing lessons.
I have been told that my current evidence of progress is not acceptable. This is feedback by Marking on Moodle, digital marksheets or email feedback for both KS3 and KS4. Not on paper,
I have been teaching and marking all KS3 and KS4 work on the PC, in digital format where they save their work in their own folders. I have used Moodle for 6 years, they upload their work and I mark it using the standard Moodle assessment module. All KS4 work is digital and the moderator is happy to have it on-line so I always mark pupils digital version of their work and give then feedback on a spreadsheet they can read. I have never printed much as there was no point and it is a complete waste of pupils time to have a full class try to print on one printer!
Most of the computing lesson I do cannot be marked on paper, programming in smallBasic, HTML, Scratch, Google Apps, Flash, Fireworks, etc. – they are mostly interactive, I need to see the program run or the website link, etc. For example, I ask them to upload a completed program to Moodle, I can then run it and check it meets the objectives. I then give written feedback in digital format in the Moodle assessment module . For my Google drive/ Gmail unit of work this term they sent me their work by email and I replied with the schools formative marking sheet, but by email not on paper.
I have been told I should have paper booklets or folders full of their work, marked so I can show Ofsted Pupils progress over the year.....
I do not want to go "backwards" to printing out, students working on paper and me marking paperwork (following the new marking standards which assume work is on paper)
I am trying to think of a quick fix compromise, where I can satisfy this how to “show pupil progress” by creating a generic digital booklet, with sections for each program to be pasted or screen shots of PC work or paste in their emails, etc. Maybe a section for evaluation &, feedback. I will have to ask them to fill each section in each lesson. I could then print out these unit booklets to put in their currently empty folders...
What do other Computing teachers do to meet this “good lesson” requirement? You can probably tell from the tone of this message that I do not want to create myself lots of extra work or the students waste time printing out copies of old work just so I can show these now full folders to the SLT.
I do not have a head of IT, just a new faculty head of business who has no IT experience and just wants me to follow the school policy. I am a Computing teacher who try's to make the lessons exciting and teach the New National curriculum not the old one.
I am going to get advice from other senior teachers at my school but first I was hoping to get some feedback so I am fully aware of what I really need to do and what I should be prepared to do.
Any advice or resources would be appreciated.