V.T205

Scanograms

Scanograms

Students will arrange small, ready-made objects provided by the teacher in a creative composition in order to create a scanogram digital photograph that is visually pleasing and communicates an idea or an experience.
This assessment could be adapted for grades 5–8 by varying the complexity of the editing process and/or the artist reflection.

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This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Composition

    The successful use of the elements of design to create a visually pleasing scanogram

  • Craftsmanship

    The successful handling of materials to demonstrate purposeful technique and manipulation of media

  • Creativity

    The successful use of problem solving to invent interesting adaptations and representations of a spontaneous scanogram

  • Communication of Content

    The scanogram successfully communicates an idea or experience visually. The content or subject matter of the scanogram is the student’s choice.

  • Reflection

    A written reflection statement describes how the image is visually pleasing and explains the intended idea or experience.

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  • The scanogram does not include objects with a variety of lines, shapes, colors, and textures.

    N/A at this time.
  • The composition appears incomplete or is not visually pleasing.

    N/A at this time.
  • The composition depicts a somewhat creative arrangement of objects with a variety of lines, shapes, colors, and textures.

    N/A at this time.
  • The composition depicts a creative selection and arrangement of objects with a variety of lines, shapes, colors, and textures.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was not successful in using the computer and scanner. The student did not use the technology correctly. A scanogram was not produced in the time allotted.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student attempted to use materials, techniques, media, technology, and processes (scanner and photo-editing software) to create a scanogram but had trouble. Not all of the scanograms were completed.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student used materials, techniques, media, technology, and processes (scanner and photo-editing software) to create and complete at least one somewhat successful scanogram.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student used materials, techniques, media, technology, and processes (scanner and photo-editing software) to create multiple successful scanograms from which to select the best.

    N/A at this time.
  • The artwork proposed clichéd or formulaic solutions that show little to no evidence of the individual creating the work of art. The design imitates another’s work, replicates designs of the past, or does not address the creative problem at all.

    N/A at this time.
  • The artwork proposed solutions that are copied or unoriginal with little evidence of the individual creating the work of art.

    N/A at this time.
  • The artwork proposed interesting solutions with some evidence of the individual creating the work of art.

    N/A at this time.
  • The artwork proposed new and interesting solutions that are imaginative and show evidence of the individual creating the work of art. Design solutions are fresh and unique.

    N/A at this time.
  • The content created does not communicate an idea or an experience intended by the artist.

    N/A at this time.
  • The content created somewhat communicate an idea or an experience intended by the artist.

    N/A at this time.
  • The content created generally communicate an idea or an experience intended by the artist.

    N/A at this time.
  • The content created effectively communicate an idea or an experience intended by the artist.

    N/A at this time.
  • A reflection statement is missing.

    N/A at this time.
  • A brief reflection statement explains why the student believes the work to be visually interesting and successful.

    N/A at this time.
  • A brief reflection statement explains why the student believes the work to be visually interesting and successful.

    N/A at this time.
  • A brief reflection statement explains why the student believes the work to be visually interesting and overall successful.

    N/A at this time.
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