Rubric for "Create" with examples:


Level 1

Creator uses a model and simply recreates it with different information; often a simple act of replicating with change in content, or product. Creator is doing a traditional school activity.
Road Project Podcasts
(a simple research and present project Other examples could include: a book report that is just read aloud as a podcast or retold while showing the pages in a video)

Level 2

Creator may be adopting a traditional activity to another venue--technology, art, music, drama, but again, model is probably present and information is simply adapted from other sources.
Who Wants To Be A Pioneer?
The students researched, collaborated, and then created questions based on their research. The questions were then used to play a game.
(Other examples could include: the addition of a sound before or at the end of a book report podcast or taking the pages of a book report into a mash-up video)

Level 3

Creator may or may not use models, but materials or information is combined in unusual or unique ways for repurposing. Product often has multiple views or perspectives and can break the boundaries of what we expect.
ThinkQuest: What Price This Mountain?
Students combined various experiences that showed multiple perspectives of the same issue.
1. They read a book, interviewed the author and chronicled her visit to the school to show a historical fiction viewpoint.
2. They visited professional ethnographers and reported on their 25 year perspective from an ethnographic viewpoint.
3. They interviewed two National Park Rangers, one of whom was one of the first, to ascertain the "official" viewpoint.
They then synthesized their experiences and described their understanding of the "history" of displacement of people from the Shenandoah National Park.
(Other examples could include: taking photographs [not from book] to illustrate the book report, or a video of objects that represent the book.)

Level 4

Creator may use a model, but adapts or changes it so as to be unrecognizable. Creator may combine facets of the original model in unique and unusual ways as well Materials and methods may be out of the ordinary, and creator may combine other disciplines (science, for example in organizing materials on a mobile).
Think of Alexander Calder. People had made mobiles before, but never as big, with the shapes he used, combining them with the colors he did to create his masterpieces
(Other examples could include: creating a script for a book report "Reader's Theater" or acting out the report in a video format.)