Monday, December 7, 2015

Eng 9: Tiny House Project Rubric and Checklist

We started today with the Alcohol Awareness video.

From there we discussed the Tiny House, Big Dreams design challenge and collaborated on designing a rubric.

I took our notes from the marker board, the conversation we had, and developed this single point rubric.

Tiny House, Big Dreams  Design Challenge
Single Point Rubric

Evidence of Exceeding the Standard (clever, insightful, unique, powerful, meaningful, professional)
What Meeting the Standard Looks Like
Evidence of Needs for Improvement (gaps, missing pieces or evidence, incomplete thoughts)
Prototype Quality (MEDIA)

I like how your prototype looks like a finished product that you can present to the class; I like how there are no obvious signs that you didn’t get it finished -- even though there may be ways in which you might improve it; I like that it shows evidence you understand how to use the media you chose to solve the problem in an effective way

Text Connections (READING)

I like how your prototype clearly shows numerous accurate connections to the characters’ needs from the book; I like how your explanations include page numbers and quoted text as evidence to show that you really know what you are talking about; I like how you wrote or recorded your explanations

Facts & Figures (RESEARCH)

I like how you’ve identified the essential costs of building the prototype (roofing, exterior, heating, lumber, plumbing, doors and windows, electrical) and the essential specifications (HxWxL, sq. ft, footprint, room and feature layout) and identified the source of your numbers using a proper MLA formatted bibliography


I like how your presentation was clear and easily understood; even if you weren’t working from a script, you seemed very well prepared and comfortable sharing the information about your tiny house;  you were able to field and answer questions asked about your tiny house


I like how any writing included is properly spelled and features proper use of its/it’s, to/too/too and capitalization


I like how you clearly show an understanding of these characters’ needs and how to meet them


I like how you turned it in within 24 hours of the agreed upon due date

Design Challenge Checklist (And the DEEP Design Thinking Phases connected)
  1. All Four Dreamers’ Needs Identified (EMPATHY Ph)
    1. Quotes and Page Numbers Found
    2. Specific Needs for Each Character Found
  2. Tiny House Dimension and Specifications Researched (DISCOVERY)
    1. Dimensions and Features of a Tiny House Identified
    2. Costs of Construction Researched
  3. Tiny House Prototype Designed and Constructed (EXPERIMENT)
    1. Tiny House Designed
      1. Dreamers Needs Show Up in the Design
      2. Created in Wood, Cardboard, LEGO, Minecraft, Drawing, or Something Else
4. Tiny House Prototype Shared & Given Feedback (PRODUCE)
  1. Plan and deliver 3 to 5 minute presentation
  2. You Might Want to Put All of Your Information in a Keynote, Google Doc, Google Slides, Prezi, (or another presentation format)
  3. Get Feedback from 4 Corners Feedback session after presentations

5. Written Reflection (WRITING - new rubric and criteria to come after presentations)

NOTE FOR BLOGGING!  Any and all of the work above can be posted on your blog to demonstrate your understanding of the various standards.  The graphic organizers we have used could all be evidence if they are embedded into your blog posts.

1+ Posts.
Due. Friday. 12.11.15.
Critical Creativity Challenge: Show Your Work -- Tiny House Challenge. Share drawings, doodles, and the process of creating your tiny house.

Design Challenge. Tiny House, Big Dreams.
Complete Design. (See Rubric and Checklist)
Prepare. Presentation.
Due. Friday 12.11.15.

Roots List 6.
Quiz. Wednesday. 12.9.15

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