"Students in Ms. Airgood’s classes recently did an assignment in which they created a floor plan of their house. The next step of the assignment was to use sign language to explain the layout of their house. Instead of having each and every student stand up in front of the class and present their house by signing, Ms. Airgood had students record themselves right in the Workshop Module with the simple click of a button. Later, students will be assigned a random sample of their peers’ videos and be asked to assess the videos based on the rubric with which they have become familiar in ASL. As with all Workshops, student will get two grades: one for their own submission, and one based on how well they use the rubric to assess their peers.
This activity gives students the opportunity to actually use the rubric to assess their peers, as well as to provide actionable feedback. It also provides a break from the traditional practice of (sometimes) several days worth of presentations before the class."