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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?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

EPortfolio Usage

This is awesome. I wish I had known about this when I was in Culinary School. So many times going out looking for jobs you take this big bulky portfolio of your work, some employers may even ask you to leave them so they can look through them. When you do this you take the risk of getting them back. This tool would have been so much better to send out to any of the employers to look through, that way you could send to . Better late than never so now I am going to take this tool and run with it. I plan to keep it updated with more and more artifacts. This is one tool that I am planning to use for Industry Certification this year to showcase my students work along with my contributions as a teacher. Also out seniors have t do portfolios so I am sharing this information with other teachers to do this format with our seniors. The students love the computer so I think they would really do well using this format, I am also looking to add this to my curiculum for my culinary students to showcase there work, especially the ones looking to attend culinary school. Its very user friendly and I think the students will realy enjoy using this format.

Eportfolio connects to us to so many to other things in regard to the web. This tool will be very beneficial if you are looking to change jobs/schools to showcase your abilities as an educator. I am very excited about working with this program and looking forward to working with it much more.

1 comment:

andrea strommen said...

I totally agree. I wish I knew about this a long time ago. I have been trying to make up my own sort of "e-portfolio". I actually made more than one, but labeled them for each of my classes. I also made one for Emergency Lesson Plans and gave the link to my administrator. I think the site is an easy way to keep focused on lesson plans and the state standards. I think it also makes us look extra organized and more professional. My boss was impressed!