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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


The Google sites is a great tool to use to keep all your work organized. I have found it to be easy to navigate and create a nice area to display work. Its great to have a record of all the things you have worked on or are going to do. It also seems like it will definitely benefit me in the future by allowing me to have items I have created at my finger tips. If a new opportunity presents itself I can have the potential employer look at my portfolio and resume all at the same time. Having that in itself will show the employer I have computer and technology skills that may benefit their company. It can also be used as a file of all the projects I do in class with my students to show what and how we have progressed as a class. Administrative teams would love to see that, I believe. 
My own students can benefit from portfolios by having a record of their work and how they have progressed as I stated above. In my TV Broadcast Class they leave with a video compilation of their projects. Now they can compile their video into the electronic portfolios and rubrics to show there work. They could also blog about each project. They can use this to show colleges their work. By having this tool they are more well rounded and ready for the challenges that they are about to face in college. 

1 comment:

Keio said...

I agree with you Loraine. Its very user friendly and I feel the studetns will enjoy working with this program. For us as educators we can use this program for a networking tool that could help if you are looking for another job or just looking to change schools. I can't wait until we are completly done with the entire thing just so I can send it for other to look at. I am also sharing with out english department because the seniors have to do portfolios each year, I think they will enjoy using this tool more and it would be easier to grade from an educators standpoint.