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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

Mamane on E-Portfolio

I'm very excited about the e-portfolio. Every professional should have one readily available. Since I've switched careers, it's important to develop a cache of evidence of my new work. I plan on using my portfolio to show a potential new principal my work (of course, when I tried to view one of my artifacts at school, I discovered that the county has blocked it). But I love the idea of being able to share my work with others as needed. As far as video work, I have discovered that Google sites are limited to uploading files at 10 MB per upload - a challenge in the video production world. To accomplish this, I have to downgrade to video quality so it will "fit" online.

Since I have a fourth year class this semester (which is required to have a portfolio - coinsidence - I think not!), I had each of them set up a Google site like we did in class. Some of them already have a couple of sites established on Google, so they were ahead of the game. I had them created pages for group projects, individual projects and assessments. The rubrics that I use to grade their projects will be included in that last page. Of course, their final project of the year, a 10-minute documentary, will also be included. However, that 10 MB per upload just might get in the way.


ITechman said...

Hey, thanks for that demo in class that you did the other day. I did not realize there were other uses for Google. I guess that Google does not market itself in this way like other sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Unlike you, I have not implemented the use of google sites, but I plan to use it in the future. In the mean time I can use another buddy to help me along with this portfolio, because I really need to get an idea for each of the section.

Jayna said...

So glad that you are enjoying this project, It does seem right up your alley.

Joe Westbrook said...

I am trying very hard to get up to speed. Last week was very bad. The computer system at my school went through an big overhaul. Stuff was lost. I am getting everything back on track I hope. The google site that you demonstrated in class was totally new to me. Thanks for the help.
My kids are probably used to Facebook and other sites that I have never been on. The Google site seems to be a more professional system to use as a souped up resume and experience platform.

Amy M said...

ITechman (whoever you are)! send me a buddy request to view your portfolio. I'd be happy to help you out!