The ZIP file includes two documents: (1) a PDF – the entire seven page assignment; (2) two editable MS Publisher rubrics.
This assignment introduces students to ThingLink interactive images—and demonstrates how they can be used to communicate information in a visual/digital medium. The images are not course-specific; students typically select an image that represents a hobby or topic of interest. The assignment was designed for a senior-level (college) communication training and development course, but it could be adapted for other academic levels and courses.
The ThingLink Interactive Image Assignment includes: (1) an overview of the assignment including an alternative assignment and my insights on the assignment including simple ways to have your students share their images; (2) an assignment sheet with specific directions, grading criteria, and tips; and (3) two detailed rubrics: one for the image and one for the presentation.
The image is graded on the following criteria: image choice, a rationale and objective, audience connection and interest, content (quality of the information), and use of hotspots and icons (the visual element). The rubric provides detailed and specific language that makes grading effective and efficient.
The presentation (no longer than 8 minutes) is graded on the introduction, organization, support materials (two categories), visual aid, conclusion, delivery, and basic requirements. There is a sample outline that provides a recommended organizational structure. The presentation rubric provides detailed and specific language related to the ThingLink assignment (it is NOT generic). My goal is for your feedback to be direct and to the point. Plus, grading goes a lot faster!
Please visit my blog (http://mselaineouscommunication.blogspot.com) for more information about my ThingLink assignment. I wrote about the evolution of the assignment and posted some interactive images. I also created a video tutorial that (as of this date) shows a way to work around some paid features on ThingLink.
If you are curious about by rubric style, please visit my TpT store and download my free documents. All of my assignments and rubrics provide similar detail unless otherwise noted.