Reliability and Preliminary Use of a Rubric to Assess Pre-Kindergarten Teachers' Video Uses
Early Childhood Education Journal Volume 41, Number 5, ISSN 1082-3301
The presence and use of new technologies in early childhood settings are rapidly increasing. One technology tool used in early childhood settings is monthly DVD classroom newsletters, yet there is a lack of assessments to support pre-kindergarten teachers' uses of such DVD newsletter technology--in general and in specific. The present study helps to fill this gap by developing and testing a revised rubric to evaluate the quality of monthly DVD classroom newsletters. Results indicate that the revised "Monthly DVD Classroom Newsletter-Rubric" exhibited good overall reliability. We suggest that the use of a rubric to assess pre-kindergarten teacher-created monthly DVD classroom newsletters supports teachers' decision making about technology uses and professional development.
Walsh, B.A., Cromer, H., Weigel, D.J. & Sanders, L. (2013). Reliability and Preliminary Use of a Rubric to Assess Pre-Kindergarten Teachers' Video Uses. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(5), 325-337.