Projects

Overview
Projects are extension activities that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery through real-world application of knowledge and critical thinking related to the skills learned. Classworks projects help students to develop and apply the College and Career Ready (CCR) practices as well as assist teachers with tracking student progress towards becoming CCR.

Ways to Use
  • Select a project that correlates to a skill that was recently addressed in class. Have the students either complete the project in a computer center or in the computer lab. (Note: Many projects can be completed paper/pencil if hardware is limited.) 
  • Use your tablets (iPad/Android) with a portion of the projects that contain app recommendations and reinforce the CC mathematical practices and ELA skills. 
  • Complete a project together (whole class) via an LCD projector or Interactive Whiteboard. Then allow students to complete the same project or a similar project on their own. 
  • Use a grouping strategy to pair students to work collaboratively. Students can work together to complete a project. 
  • Integrate the projects into your after-school or gifted program.
Getting Started With Projects
  1. View and print the Instructions (see section titled “Access Project Instructions”) - use to help introduce the project to your students. 
  2. Print copies of the worksheet (if applicable) – one per student (Note: Not all projects contain a worksheet)
  3. Gather necessary materials (See the project instructions to view a list of materials needed) 
  4. If using with your tablets, be sure to download and become familiar with the appropriate recommended apps. 
  5. Determine how students will complete the project (i.e individually, in pairs, small groups, etc.) 
  6. Introduce the project to the students. Hint: Model a practice project whole class before allowing students to work independently. 
  7. Students complete prep work (if applicable) (i.e. research, worksheet) 
  8. Determine the medium students will use to complete the project; for example – 3rd party software, paper/pencil, poster board, flip book, etc. 
  9. (Optional) Teacher grades the project within Classworks. This includes a percentage and CCR rubric score.
Access Project Instructions, Worksheet, and Rubric Guidelines
StepAction
1Navigate to the Classes Tab (Make sure you are on the Instruction sub-tab)
Click Customize beside the name of the assignment.


2Click the + symbol beside the appropriate skill/unit to expand it.


3If the unit contains a project, you will find a “P.” listed to the left of the project name.

To enable, click the
.

4Click on the name of the project.

5Click the Instructions button to access the project instructions.

6Click the Print Resources button to access the project worksheet.

Note: If this button is grayed out, there is no worksheet associated with the project.

7Click the Rubic Guidelines button to view and/or print the Rubric Guidelines. 

Note: There is one rubric for each grade level and subject.


Enable the Project
StepAction
1Navigate to the Classes Tab (Make sure you are on the Instruction sub-tab) 
Click Customize beside the name of the assignment.


2Click the + symbol beside the appropriate skill/unit to expand it.

3If the unit contains a project, you will find a “P.” listed to the left of the project name. 

To enable, click the.

4Click Save.



Grade the Project
Classworks allows a user to enter a percentage and College and Career Ready (CCR) rubric score for each project. 
Note: Projects must be enabled in order to enter a grade for a student.
StepAction
1Navigate to the Classes Tab (Make sure you are on the Instruction sub-tab) 
Click on the "P" next to the word Customize beside the name of the assignment.


Note: You can also click the “P” beside student Customize by clicking the + symbol to expand the assignment.

2Expand the project you wish to grade by clicking the + symbol.

3Click Grade beside the correct student's name.

4To enter a percentage score, type a number from 0-100% into the score box.

Note: The percentage score should reflect the student’s overall grade for the completed project he/she turned in.

5Click the Rubric button.



Enter a Rubric Score
StepAction

To Enter a Rubric Score: Follow steps 1-5 from the “Grade the Project” section of this page, before proceeding with the steps below.

1Click on the Guidelines button to view and print the Rubric Guidelines.

Note: There is one rubric for each grade level and subject.

2Using the Guidelines document, click in the appropriate boxes for each College and Career Practice. 


Note: The rubric scores should reflect the student’s demonstration of the CCR Practices while completing the project.

3Click Save to view the overall rubric average score.

Note: Save will become active when every college and career ready practice has a checkmark.

4Optional: Click the Print button to generate a PDF of the pop-up screen. Once in PDF format, you have the option to print or save the student's rubric results.
 
5Optional: Click the Edit button to change the scores, if desired.


View or Edit the Results
StepAction
1Navigate to the Classes Tab (Make sure you are on the Instruction sub-tab) 
Click on the "P" next to the word Customize beside the name of the assignment.


Note: You can also click the “P” beside student Customize by clicking the + symbol to expand the assignment.

2Expand the project by clicking the + symbol.

3Click on the score you wish to view or edit.