Create a collection of sample items using the 2Simple Early Learning Toolkit. These items could be examples of what young children might create to accomplish various learning objectives in your classroom, or files you as a teacher could use to communicate with students and/or parents/community. Assemble 4-5 files, using at least 4 of the applications in the suite (2Paint, 2Publish, 2Count, 2 Go, 2Graph, 2Question). Put all of these files into one folder (directory) and ZIP (or archive) these into one item to submit via the assignment area in Blackboard.
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|Content||Examples provided are strongly related to teaching and learning needs in EC classrooms.||Examples provided are related to teaching and learning needs in EC classrooms.||Examples provided are rarely related to teaching and learning needs in EC classrooms.||Examples provided are not related to teaching and learning needs in EC classrooms.|
|Originality||Product shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive.||Product shows some original thought. Work shows new ideas and insights.||Uses other people's ideas (giving them credit), but there is little evidence of original thinking.||Uses other people's ideas, but does not give them credit.|
|Mechanics||No misspellings or grammatical errors. Evidence of use of a variety of features of applications explored.||Three or fewer misspellings and/or mechanical errors. Evidence of use of several features of applications explored.||Four misspellings and/or grammatical errors. Little evidence of use of various features of applications explored.||More than 4 errors in spelling or grammar. No evidence of use of a variety of features of applications explored.|