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Glyphs

Assessment ideas

Years F-2

Students collect, explore and sort data about themselves and their classmates using a range of themes. A glyph is a pictorial representation of data, in this case, to be presented as digital artwork. The task caters for students with different levels of understanding. Teachers can use the checklist provided to assess students and record observations.


Owl Glyph

Description

Discuss how our physical and personal attributes show that whilst we are different we do have some things in common with others. Talk about such things as hobbies, things we like to do in our spare time, favourite foods, Discuss personal attributes such as hair colour, eye colour, etc.

Introduce the glyph as a way to represent information about ourselves.

Depending on the student’s experience with glyphs provide one of the relevant assessment resources to assess what students know about representing data and how to record and collect data.

Comprehension of glyph.

Create your own glyph: represent data about themselves.

  • Students use a paint program to colour a koala image. Download image here. Use in conjunction with the spreadsheet Koala glyph: questions and options. Students can copy and paste their koala image into the spreadsheet. Share and display students' completed glyphs and look for patterns in data. Blank Koala image

Provide key headings.

  • Students record their own options.
  • Students create their own glyph representing data about themselves.
  • Students decide on what data to collect and record.
  • Download the handout: Koala glyph: headings only here.Screenshot of Koala Glyph with headings

Provide space for headings and space for students to record their own options.

  • Students create their own glyph representing data about themselves.
  • Download the handout: Koala glyph: empty here.Screenshot of Koala Glyph without headinds

Relevant Revised Blooms taxonomy

Applying

  • (represent) Use words, images, symbols or signs to convey meaning (ACARA).

and

Analysing

  • (collect) Bring or gather together (a number of things) (Oxford University Press).

Assessment Checklist

This assessment checklist provides a guide to record the student’s demonstrated skills and knowledge.

Word and pdf versions of the checklist can be dowloaded in the resources section.

Demonstrated knowledge/skills Yes/No or progressing Comments

The student collects familiar data

  • Data are their answers to questions about themselves
  • Data is recorded as images, numbers or text

The data is organised and displayed in a suitable way.

  • The data is organised under headings
  • The data is accurate

The data is digitally represented in different ways.

  • The student can represent data about themselves using a glyph.
  • The student can describe what each colour of the glyph represents
  • The students can comprehend what someone else’s glyph represents
  • The student can identify patterns in the data when viewing a collection of glyphs

Resources