|3- exceeds||2-meets||1-below||0-does not meet|
|Organization||Information is well organized, clear, and the way the information is organized in a way that is understandable||Information is somewhat organized, clear and the information still makes sense to the reader||Information is not very clear, and is hard for the reader to comprehend||Information is not organized and is not able to be understood by the reader|
|Research||Research can be clearly seen in the presentation and the sources are creditable||Research is in the presentation and the sources are somewhat creditable||Research is somewhat in the presentation and the sources are less creditable||Research is not there, and the sources are not creditable|
|Writing||Writing is clear and precise with no grammar and spelling errors||Writing is good with only 1-2 grammar or spelling errors||Writing is a bit unclear with 3-4 spelling or grammar errors||Writing is confusing with 5+ grammar and spelling errors|
|Media application||The video is creative with transitions, sounds and photos||The video is somewhat creative with some transitions, sounds and photos||The video is plain and is lacking transitions, sounds and/or photos||The video is messy with no transitions, sounds and/or photos or all of the above are inappropriate|
I want my students to have fun with this project and I do not want them to be too concerned about the rubric. While rubrics are important when it comes to assessment, I really don’t want them to stress out about this part of the project. Instead, I want the students to focus on the importance of this project. Immigration is important when it comes to the history of America and it is important to understand where we come from. I want my students to have fun discovering their family roots and the situations that brought them to America. Whether that is slavery or the great potato family, everyone has their problems and I want my students to know that their ancestors persevered, and they can too. The categories I choose to assess are chosen for specific reasons. I think organization is important in digital storytelling because otherwise, the project would fall apart. Organization makes things stick together and make sense. All history teachers can attest to how important research is. I want my students to do the best research they can with sources they can trust. Writing is part of what makes up a project and it is important to know how to write for a project. Finally, media application is extremely important as it allows students to explore a new type of project. I never really had a digital storytelling project and have learned a lot about it. I want my students to have the same type of projects that influenced me as I did. Overall, I hope the students can learn a lot from the rubric and do well on their presentations.