Here are some of the slides from today's talk Kendra and I gave about blog portfolios for a master class for Finnish Teachers. Teachers were very eager to hear about what we are doing at New Tech High and there were lots of questions at the end. There is interest in having students from different schools read each other's blogs and comment on each other's work. We are really excited to meet with people on their e-portfolio committee tomorrow morning to continue the dialogue.
We gave a survey to 1/4 of the student body, 107 students and summarized their responses below. We wanted to know how often people blogged, whether they found it valuable, and what would make their blogging more meaningful. The results are shown below.
We are very excited to continue exploring ways to think about blogging as an integration into staff/class routine rather than something extra that needs to be done which we found out, is something the students are asking for! In what different ways can we have students post? Video? Flipgrids? Podcasts? Screenshots? Screencasts? There are ways we can play and explore that can help us understand that blogging can take as little as five minutes time but still accomplish great things.
Lisa Gottfried is a CTE teacher with 20 years experience as CEO of her own Video and Motion Graphics Production house. She currently teaches Intro to Digital Media, Video Production and Game/3D Design. She loves her job and her students!