Building a reflective portfolio
Last edit: 14:29, 13 August 2008
* Started using blogs in the classroom. (classblogs as bulletin board) [provide links and write a narrative on how this was implemented - purpose, reaction (even if not favourable) and results - why blogs as message boards and not as interactive conversation or thoughts- Each tool has its property - use a static message board for messages and a blog as a personal portfolio]
I understood that I wasn't using blogs as I should be in 2007. In august 2007, I decided to start using Ning instead, but it didn't work well on slow internet connections. Since then I haven't been using any technology in the classroom, other than videos, powerpoint or email.
* Students created roleplays in slide.com [same thing - describe what the purpose of the roleplays was/pbs encountered/outcomes]
* There was ocasional use of websites for listening/grammar practice [note down links, describe them (what they offer), reaction kids and perceived benefit - or not]
* Classblogs as bulletin boards.(again - why blogs as message boards? top down teacher talk?] Well, these were my first steps into this!! I now know better.
* Continued using slide.com for roleplays.
* Students created videos, but students requested that they were not uploaded to the internet. [why..any reason -- good reflection there]
* students used voicethread, created their own blogs [links? progression? what did you notice? is it possibile to follow the development of individual stds? can you see any patterns emerging? have you reflected together on the experience?]
* There was ocasional use of websites for listening/grammar practice
* Tested the use of chat (msn) for language learning.
* Decided that I was going to stop using ICT's in the classroom to start a reflection and evaluation.