Plan-A-Project Rubric

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)
Curriculum Goals and Objectives Briefly described the goals of the project. Described the goals and objectives of your project based on your curriculum standards. (none)
Activity Structure Named an activity structure for the project from the text.
Described how your proposed project fits one of the activity structures from the text.  (none)
Literature Review Briefly described one or two projects that are similar to your own. Created a "literature review" describing how several existing projects are similar to the ones you are proposing. Note that you are unlikely to find other projects that match yours exactly, but you should be able to findseveral that share characteristics with your proposed project. (none)
Project Planning DetailsDescribed the project without sufficient detail.Described details of the project, suitable for a public announcement (based on the elements of the Project Planning Guide).Created a complete plan that is ready to implement immediately with supporting documentation that is ready for distribution to participants.
AdvertisingDiscussed briefly how to attract telecollaborators.Created a plan for how you will advertise your project to attract telecollaborators.Created a plan for advertising the project for two years, possibly including a plan for a small release (such as within your school district) the first year and for a larger release the second year.
Sign Up Follow-UpDid not discuss follow-up contact with telecollaborators.Created a detailed plan for follow-up contact with telecollaborators who have expressed interest in your project.(none)
Ongoing CommunicationListed a limited list of ongoing communication that might take place.Described the kinds of ongoing communication you will maintain with telecollaborators throughout the project.Created a detailed plan of ongoing communication, including specific checkpoints at which you will communicate with participants as well ways you will maintain open lines of communication with participants.
ClosureDid not think about closure within a classroom or did not think about closure for the project as a whole.Described plans for closure both within your own classroom and for all telecollaborators in the project as a whole.(none)
Web Page You have created this lesson 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 lesson 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 Usage The number of grammar, spelling, and usage errors exceeds a few. Correct grammar, spelling, and usage is used throughout the project (none)
OtherYou have come up with a project that is an exemplary example of something that could not be done without telecommunications or is much better with telecommunications.