DEN Techformation – Let’s Get it started again

Hello to all readers of the DEN Techformation blog series.  We had a good run for a while and then took a bit of a break.  Let’s jump back in and get stated again.  What do you think?   If you are interested in writing a post in the DEN Techformation series let me know by commenting on this post.  I will set up a schedule.  In the mean time here is one to get us started.  I have been working with students on marking period portfolios.  To do this I have been using Dropbox.  I have taken student classwork, homework, tests and quizzes and scanned them into the computer (OK truth be told our district copy service does it for me) I then file them digitally into student folders which syncs up with Dropbox.  The students and parents then have access to the folders at any time using a share link.  The wonderful thing about this is the students and parents don’t have to have an account.  I just email out the link to them.  I have created a outline for them to follow when they put their marking period portfolio together.   (see below) Another great way to do this is with the Discovery Student boards Students can use this to include Discovery Content as well as their own documents.  This will let them build dynamic online portfolios.  If your interested and needs some help getting started drop me a comment and I can help.

I hope to hear from you all soon…New blog post will go up weekly.

 

 

Quarter One Portfoilio

 

Follow the directions to build your portfolio. This will be worth 100 points and is DUE NOVEMBER 7th

Portfolio Assignment Sheet Section

In this section of the portfolio you will need to follow the below directions to get Advanced

Read through your online folder specifically looking at your Assignment Sheets.  Then work on each of the following tasks

1)      Choose one assignment sheet set that represents your best work for the marking period.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) describing why you choose this to represent the best work you have done at home.

2)      Choose one assignment sheet set that represents your worst work for the marking period.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) describing why you choose this to represent the worst work you have done at home.

3)      Choose one assignment sheet set that represents the assignment you learned the most from.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) describing what you learned.

4)      Choose one assignment sheet set that represents the assignment you learned the least from.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) describing what when wrong in the assignment that produced such a minimal learning effect.

5)      Compare you list of assignment sheets to the website list of assignment sheets.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) explaining the relationship between your consistency of doing homework and your performance in the class.

Portfolio Quiz and Test

Read through you online folder specifically looking at your Assessments (Tests and Quizzes) then work on each of the following tasks

1)      Choose one question from a quiz or a test that was the most challenging question for you this marking period.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) describing what about this question made it the most challenging question.

2)      Choose one question from a quiz or a test that was the easiest question for you this marking period.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) describing what about this question made it the easiest question.

3)      Choose one question from a quiz or a test that you felt the least prepared for by the classroom instruction or the homework assignments.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) explaining what about the classroom instruction or homework assignments could have been better to have made you more prepared for the question.

4)      Choose one question from a quiz or a test that you felt the most prepared for by the classroom instruction or the homework assignments.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) explaining what about the classroom instruction or homework assignments that was helpful in preparing you for this question.

5)      Look at the tests and quizzes you have taken this marking period.  Write a sentence (or few if needed) explaining what about this question

 

Portfolio Application of Math

 

Read through you online folder specifically looking at your in class activities and assignment sheets. Then work on each of the following task.  (You may also use the online class notes.)

1)      Choose one topic of math that we have covered and reflect on the application of that concept in the real world.  Write a short paragraph stating the concept and its application in the real world that we have done in class or you have found on your own.  Choose artifacts from your online folder, class notes, or other sources that demonstrate this real world application.

 

Portfolio Reflection

1)      Write a paragraph that answers the following questions

2)      What are your strengths in math that you find in the entries of your portfolio?

3)      What might be some weaknesses?

4)      What do you see when you look at your earlier work?

5)      What is the entry in this portfolio of which you are most proud?  Why?

6)      What might you continue to work on for next marking period to improve your abilities in Math?

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