PLN Project Grading Rubric Draft

(This will be updated soon, but this should give you an idea to get started.)

In order to receive an A on this project, all categories must be in the "Meets Expectations" column and two categories must reach the "Exceeds Expectations" column. Note that the items listed under "Exceeds Expectations" are only suggestions; you may find other ways to exceed the expectations. If all categories are listed as "Meets Expectations," your grade will be B.


Below Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
(these are suggestions; you might find other ways to exceed expectations)
Class PLN
You failed to participate in a PLN or you began your participation after the second class of the semester, or your Class PLN failed to connect with your insturctor by the second class of the semester.
Joined a Class PLN by the end of the first class. The PLN includes at least one person with whom you have not worked before. The total number of members matches the requirement given by your instructor (varies based on number enrolled in class). The Class PLN has connected with the instructor by the second class.
(none)
Discussion with Class PLN
You have contributed fewer than 12 times to your Class PLN, or you have contributed more than 12 times but fewer than 12 of those contributions were appropriate for the PLN.
You have contributed at least 12 times to your Class PLN in ways that enhance your own learning and/or the learning of the other members of your Classs PLN.
  • You have contributed at least 18 times to your Class PLN in ways that enhance your own learning and/or the learning of the other members of your Classs PLN.
  • You have been a clear leader in your Class PLN.
Resource - Overview
You have a limited overview or no overview at all, or your overview does not make clear to teachers in your school the power of PLNs.
You have a clear overview of what a PLN is that will entice teachers in your school to join one.
(none)
Resource - PLNs Outside Your School
A teacher coming to your resource would not have a clear idea of how to connect to resoruces outside of your school to become part of his/her own PLN.
You have created a resource that will help a variety of teachers in your school find PLNs outside your school.
  • You have created a resource that will help EVERY teacher in your school find PLNs outside your school (including examples that relate to the full range of subject areas and grade levels in your school).
Resource - PLN Within Your School
Your resource has limited information about connecting within your school.
You have created a resource that will help teachers create a PLN within your school. This includes the specific technologies that are most appropriate within your school for a PLN, the kinds of people that would be best for different teachers within your school to connect with, and the ways that teachers within your school can connect.
  • Includes complete descriptions of at least two examples of within-school PLNs at your school or other schools that are successful.
Your PLN
Your personal PLN inlcudes fewer than 10 links or fewer than two different technologies or includes links to fairly static resources, rather than people and/or communities.
Your resource includes a complete description of a PLN that you have developed over the course of the semester with at least 10 links to other professionals with whom you connect using at least two different technologies.
  • You include links to at least 20 other professionals, not including people in our class.
  • You include links to at least 10 other professionals, not including people in our class, using at least four different technologies.
Web Page You have created this project in the form of a Web page, but you have many errors on your page. Or you have pages in your site that should be Web pages but are not. You have created this project in the form of a Web page (even if you would hand it out to students on paper) that includes correct HTML tags (although it is not required that you use HTML to create the page). All pages are created in the form of a Web page (except possibly a couple of pages where a Web page doesn't make as much sense as a Word or other type of file). Hint: don't leave something as a Word document out of laziness, but don't force something to be a Web page when it naturally should be some other type of document. (none)
Grammar, Spelling, and UsageThe number of grammar, spelling, and usage errors exceeds a fewCorrect grammar, spelling, and usage is used throughout the blog(none)
Extraordinary Quality


  • The project is extremely well done in ways that don't fit into the other categories. This will be used rarely but allows the instructor to assign a higher grade for work that is of very high quality.

Last updated: May 19, 2015