1. ePortfolio development
2. Online community
3. Professional library
1. School edtech culture eval
2. New media narrative
3. Individualized learning project
1. Evaluation, grading
2. Schedule, timeline
3. Rubrics and assessments
4. ISTE NET T Standards
Alysyn Thibault (Wikispaces) (2011-12)
Callie Wilder (Weebly) (2013-14)
Emily Buck (Google Sites) (2011-12)
Rebecca Hartwell (Google Sites) (2011-12)
Spencer Beckman (Weebly) (2014-15)
Model digital stories
The Matanuska Colony
The Vital Marine Highway System
Confessions of a Runner
Double Replacement Reaction
The Moose Hunt
Writing needs to be clear, well-organized and on point. It also needs to be free of grammatical errors and misspellings. It needs to not make me go "bump and squint" as I try to figure out what you are trying to say. If your writing meets these criteria, generally you will receive full credit for it. Generally, rather than give you a reduced grade, I will send your work back to you with comments and ask you to redo it.
Your writing is public. You are not just writing for me. You are posting your writing publicly. Hiring committees will read it. They will expect to read writing worthy of a master's level student. Don't let them down!
If you have met the expectations of the assignment, and done so with a sense of clarity, tenacity and originality, then you receive full credit for the assignment. Generally, most MAT students do this, if not on the first try then on the second or third. That is, I will send comments back to you about the strengths and weaknesses in your work, and ask you to address the weaknesses, rather than give you a lesser grade.
Again, you are in the public eye and you should want your work to be as good as it can be. I think most MAT graduates would agree that in terms of my assignments, I am reasonable in my expectations and follow through. I respond enthusiastically to students who want to improve their work, and not at all enthusiastically to those who don't.
The key is communication. Talk to me. I can't help you if you don't.
Please visit assessment rubrics for more information about how your portfolio entries are evaluated.
Your final grade breaks down as follows:
Your ePortfolio, texts
It is the goal of this course to immerse you in the reality of the world wide web as a teaching and learning environment. Toward that end, you will be using resources that will be accessible to you after you graduate from the MAT program. In the case of the ePortfolio, this might mean using Google Sites, Blogger, Wordpress, WIX - whatever you choose.
You have one required text for this course
It is Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, 2nd edition. I used to give students the last PDF version I had created of it before sending it to my publishers, but then my publishers found out. They weren't happy. But feel free to borrow it from past MAT students. Libraries have copies of it too. All other resources needed in the course are free and are identified as the course progresses.