Nicole Kaufman and I have been working on a rubric to assess the blog as one of your student’s media products. A blog is a platform – however blogging is also a form of writing which encompasses a specific purpose for writing (inform/explain, entertain, describe, persuade). So how do you assess what students are doing when they are “blogging”? The most important question here – What are you assessing?

The draft rubric we created is embedded below. At the moment it is more suited for students in grades 4-8, so we are hoping that some of you will revise the rubric to fit your needs and share it here! The more contributors we have working on the rubrics, the better they will be!

LINK to BLOGGING RUBRIC (open for comments/ suggested edits)


In 2014-2015, a group of 21 teachers from 15 schools, led by Sandy Lee (Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator), Jodi Regier (Primary Program Coordinator), and Leigh Cassell (Technology Coach), inquired about how to improve assessment practices by documenting triangulated evidence for, of and as learning on class blogs and student blogs. Evidence of our learning can be found in the collection of slides we created during our consolidation meeting.

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