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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

E Portfolio

I am using Live Text to create my portfolio this semester and it has been a very rewarding experience. Live Text seems to be extremely easy, probably because Jessie has done all of the work. The standards and templates are accessible and ready for editing. I know that this can only provide a positive addition to my professional growth. I plan to use the portfolio to take a look at myself in addition to the evidence it may hold for others. I also plan to become familiar with and utilize Google so that I will be able to assist my students in the future to utilize an e portfolio. Since Google is free, it will become the chosen one for my students. I stress the importance of the ability to “sell yourself”, to my students all the time. And of course, one of the ways is through a portfolio that provides evidence of their accomplishments.

1 comment:

Brenda said...


I totally agree with you and I too, talk with my students all the time about the importance of "selling youself". I also stress the importance of performing quality work which is a good representation of the person in the portfolio. Using the Google site can help assist our students in creating portfolios that can be easily updated and maintained. Who knows in this day and time, it may be the only opportunity to make that "first impressions" a lasting impression for myself as well as my students.