Maintaining a resource library
1. ePortfolio development
2. Online community
3. Professional library
1. School edtech culture eval
2. New media narrative
3. Individual learning project
1. Evaluation, grading
2. Syllabus, 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
Essential question(s): How do I effectively mine the Internet for resources I can use in my professional practices? How do I maintain and use the resources for my professional practice?
Objective: Students will create a library of Internet resources that is available to themselves, students and perhaps the public, to use in their professional practice and that shows the kinds of resources that inform their work.
The ePortfolio that you are maintaining for this class should serve several purposes, one of which is as a personal library of web resources that are important to your professional practice.
Your task for this assignment is very straightforward: Present at least 10 (you are welcome to include many more) web resources that are most important to your professional practice. These can be related to your content area, to your role as teacher, to your interest in evolving pedagogy or technology - whatever you deem important. They can be websites, social media sites, RSS feeds, podcast repositories... whatever you deem helpful to you.
Identify them, link to them and explain how you use them in a few paragraphs.
ISTE Nets standards
This assignment addresses:
This is presented with your final ePortfolio at the end of the semester. But I suggest you start now, looking for and documenting the web resources you need. You will want to use them throughout the semester. Doing so will allow you to write a much more informed analysis of their value.
Examples from 2011-1012
Rebecca Hartwell's Internet list
Abe Olsen's resources
Gabe Bailey's site
Emily Buck's resources
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.