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Biology 103 Digital Posts Criteria

Summary
Weeks 2 through 8 of this course, you will make and share digital media of personal science experiences using the criteria outlined below. Each week you will upload an entry (eight total) to Canvas and take a survey indicating the type of media you have produced. Week 9, you will be reflecting on your media production in a summary assignment.

Digital posts and the Digital Summary are used to assess science understanding and skills related to constructing media about science. Descriptions of the Digital Post and Digital Summary are available in Appendix B of the activity manual and at the course website. Each week's digital post has a designated topic and the topic needs to be a component of the post to receive full credit. After uploading each post to Canvas, there is a brief survey on Canvas about that uploaded content. Each uploaded post of original content is worth two possible points, each accompanying survey is worth one point. There is a week to make and upload each digital post and take the accompanying survey prior to the due date/time, no late posts are accepted for credit. There are two weeks to complete the digital summary assignment on Canvas prior to the due date/time, no late digital summaries are accepted for credit.

Weekly Post Criteria
1. These are your science experiences and perspectives. Media needs to be original content: original writing, photography, video, audio, assemblage, and/or illustration. Media cannot be a re-posting, paraphrasing, or other use of another individual's work to receive credit.

2. Media can be an original website posting, screenshot of your personal work, or digital file. Possible websites for posting media include: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, PinInterest, Imgur, Tumblr, Reddit, Blogger, Wordpress, Google+, YouTube, Adobe Spark. Make sure we have access to see your posting. If this is a private account, upload a screen shot to Canvas.

3. Try to provide an accurate representation of science but also add your unique perspective of what you think, feel, or have done/made related to the science content. Add a comment explaining photos or movies that do not have captions. A deduction is taken if no information explains the image or video.

4. The post information needs to be uploaded to Canvas in the time indicated in the schedule outlined above. Complete the upload and survey prior to the final date/time deadline in case Canvas or your computer access becomes unavailable. Posts need to be submitted by due date and time to receive credit. No late posts are accepted, exceptions are not made in response to email requests.

5. To receive credit, media needs to be appropriate for a multi-generational web environment. These posts may be publicly displayed, especially to the rest of the Gen Bio class so they can see the quality of media produced.

6. Minimize disruptive impact to other students, the community, organisms, and the environment.

7. Exercise safety on your science adventures. Be alert and travel with friends.

8. (optional) Use #BiologyStory if you are interested in sharing wth fellow students.

Grading
In total, these 7 digital media assignments (7 posts + summary) are worth 27.0 points Each media post uploaded to Canvas and survey is worth 3.0 points each, 21.0 points total.
Each media post uploaded to Canvas and survey is worth 3.0 points each, 24.0 points total.

2.0 points for the uploaded content,
1.0 point for each follow-up survey You need to do part B (survey) along with part A (uploaded content) to receive credit for both.

A grade of 0.0 (zero) points will be assigned if the
- media is not original content
- media is not appropriate for a multigenerational viewing audience
- infomation is not uploaded to Canvas on time (uploaded content or survey).

Deductions that can be taken include:
- not matching required Digital Post Topic (see Digital Post Schedule)
- minimal information in the post, for example, a photo but no caption/explanation

The Summary Assignment is worth 6.0 points, 1.0 point for each answer.
A grade of 0.0 (zero) points will be assigned if the
- media is not appropriate for a multigenerational viewing audience
- infomation is not uploaded to Canvas on time

Deductions that can be taken include:
- responses that are not thorough, for example, less than a sentence or two
- responses that do not specifically adress the question asked