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Tuesday, December 2

  1. page Portfolio Organization edited ... When students use a blog to reflect on their work over a school year, it's an ideal situation …
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    When students use a blog to reflect on their work over a school year, it's an ideal situation for teachers. Teachers have the ability to gather all of their student blogs into one place through the use of RSS feeds like Google Reader and Netvibes. Reporting out about student progress towards goals and giving feedback about projects and their reflection about their learning is streamlined when students use the blogging platform. Teachers cannot only pull up their Reader on any computer to monitor student progress, they can use an LCD projector with their Reader account to have class discussions around that progress.
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    UsingIf you are interested in hosting your own blogging platform, using a Wordpress
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    If you are not interested in hosting your own blogging platform, Edublogs offers one of the best one-stop-shop service available today.

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Monday, March 22

  1. page Questions for Staff edited Is your portfolio a working portfolio, showcase portfolio or both? Will the information be passwo…
    Is your portfolio a working portfolio, showcase portfolio or both?
    Will the information be password protected for privacy or open?
    How will you organize the portfolio... around subjects or standards?
    How will you ensure easy navigation from portfolio to portfolio?
    How can you promote consistent visitation to the portfolios?

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Sunday, April 12

  1. page Portfolio Organization edited ... When students use a blog to reflect on their work over a school year, it's an ideal situation …
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    When students use a blog to reflect on their work over a school year, it's an ideal situation for teachers. Teachers have the ability to gather all of their student blogs into one place through the use of RSS feeds like Google Reader and Netvibes. Reporting out about student progress towards goals and giving feedback about projects and their reflection about their learning is streamlined when students use the blogging platform. Teachers cannot only pull up their Reader on any computer to monitor student progress, they can use an LCD projector with their Reader account to have class discussions around that progress.
    How:
    Using a Wordpress Multi-User (MU) installation is one of the best ways to get all of your teachers and students up on a blog. A single installation of Wordpress MU will allow the school to create an unlimited number of blogs and will give the school administrative rights over all blogs.
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Friday, April 10

  1. page Portfolio Organization edited ... Why: Using a blog is ideal for students because it is an online environment that can hold all…
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    Using a blog is ideal for students because it is an online environment that can hold all of the reflections for their various pieces of work. As students move through projects at school, reflecting about what is going well, what is not going well, and about what they are learning is part of developing the meta-cognition process. Additionally, students can go through the goal setting process on their blogs. From writing initial goals to consistent reflection about the progress towards the goals, students become more cognizant of their own successes and areas in need of improvement.
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    protected posts. If you do decide to go with passwords, pre-assign a unique password to each student at the beginning of the school year. A team of teachers or the tech coordinator should maintain the list of student post passwords AND ensure that all teachers in the school have a copy of the confidential list.
    When students use a blog to reflect on their work over a school year, it's an ideal situation for teachers. Teachers have the ability to gather all of their student blogs into one place through the use of RSS feeds like Google Reader and Netvibes. Reporting out about student progress towards goals and giving feedback about projects and their reflection about their learning is streamlined when students use the blogging platform. Teachers cannot only pull up their Reader on any computer to monitor student progress, they can use an LCD projector with their Reader account to have class discussions around that progress.
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Thursday, April 9

  1. page Portfolio Organization edited When I first started doing student led conferences in 1996 my colleagues and I brainstormed about t…
    When I first started doing student led conferences in 1996 my colleagues and I brainstormed about the best way to store the evidence of learning for each student. Honestly, the best we could come up with was pizza boxes. We asked the local pizza shop to donate 120 pizza boxes for the sake of learning and they happily obliged. Fortunately, technology has joined our tool box so we have several 21st century choices to store student's evidence of learning.
    Blogs and wikis are two of the most productive ways to showcase student work. As students and teachers are being introduced to web 2.0 tools, I find it easiest to have them use both tools. Here's why and here's how:
    The Blogging Platform
    Why:
    Using a blog is ideal for students because it is an online environment that can hold all of the reflections for their various pieces of work. As students move through projects at school, reflecting about what is going well, what is not going well, and about what they are learning is part of developing the meta-cognition process. Additionally, students can go through the goal setting process on their blogs. From writing initial goals to consistent reflection about the progress towards the goals, students become more cognizant of their own successes and areas in need of improvement.
    Students have the option of password protecting some of their more personal blog posts if they do not wish to share them with the world. For example, if a student's health goal was to lose weight or increase their speed while running the mile, they may wish to share their successes or lack their of with their teachers and parents only. I feel that's it's important to say that the password protect feature should be used sparingly and only for highly personal information. As educators it is our mission to educate our students about creating, maintaining and protecting their digital footprint. Learning about digital responsibility cannot happen behind a the cloak of frequent password protected posts.
    When students use a blog to reflect on their work over a school year, it's an ideal situation for teachers. Teachers have the ability to gather all of their student blogs into one place through the use of RSS feeds like Google Reader and Netvibes. Reporting out about student progress towards goals and giving feedback about projects and their reflection about their learning is streamlined when students use the blogging platform. Teachers cannot only pull up their Reader on any computer to monitor student progress, they can use an LCD projector with their Reader account to have class discussions around that progress.

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    When I first started doing student led conferences in 1996 my colleagues and I brainstormed about the best way to store the evidence of learning for each student. Honestly, the best we could come up with was pizza boxes. We asked the local pizza shop to donate 120 pizza boxes for the sake of learning and they happily obliged. Fortunately, technology has joined our tool box so we have several 21st century choices to store student's evidence of learning.
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