Thursday, October 29, 2009

Honors Physics e-portfolios

Finally we were able to start! The kids were hesitant at the beginning but then just took over!
I introduced the portfolio project as an authentic assessment, we discussed digital citizenship, and proceeded to go over the digital portfolio guidelines.
Students created their blogs, learned how to use Wordle and embed it in their blogs. Finally they created simple Vokis.
Great start!
Here is the link to the project:


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Digital Portofolios_2

I am wondering if Blogger is a better platform to do the e-portfolios. For one thing, enabling comments is a breeze. I also like the ability to post Video and other cool Digital Storytelling Tools right there on the post.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Digital Portfolios

Ready to start the Digital Portfolio project with Honors Physics.
Trying to figure out the best way to write guidelines, how many projects, assessment, how to encourage collaboration.
Lots of good resources to explore!

21st Century Skills

Last week I started the conversation on 21st Century Literacy.
Upper School: not really a conversation as time allowed was minimal
Middle School: the session exceeded my expectations, no doubt that MS is the foundation for preparing students for US; hopefully this will lead to department meeting trainings
Early Childhood: great conversation with Melissa, I was particularly impressed with her Google Site, a very professional look, and did I say I learn how to add items to the sidebar?