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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creating an Online Community Through Electronic Portfolios
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Several sessions over one semester|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Computers with access to Microsoft Word and the Internet
- The Components of Your Electronic Portfolio
- Create a Blogger Portfolio
- Portfolio Check-Ins
- Portfolio Rubric
- Use the handout Create a Blogger Portfolio to set up your own basic classroom blog. In the sidebar, you can eventually create a list of links to all of the student blogs so everyone can look at each other’s work. View the I.B. English website for an example.
- Keep Internet safety in mind; remember that students should never publish personal information online beyond their first names and their writing. No addresses, telephone numbers, personal e-mail addresses, or list names should be posted. Prepare to give students a list of guidelines about Internet safety. You may wish to consult the Online Profile Tips for reference.
- Photocopy the handouts The Components of Your Electronic Portfolio and Create a Blogger Portfolio for all students, and reserve times throughout the semester in a computer lab.