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On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
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> Bonnie's point about the cultural shift in using eportfolios for learning
> rather than simple creating eportfolios as collections is key. Also, in
> addition to Lucie's suggestion another management tool for Google
> Sites/ePortfolios is Teacher Dashboard
> http://hapara.com/teacher-dashboard-for-google-apps/
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Thomas Heller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> As Will Hatch said in an earlier post, Addison NWSU is also starting up
>> eportfolios with Google sites. I was handed a template and a list of over
>> 200 HS students and asked to make a site for each student. Lucie deLaBruere
>> saved me from making each site individually by showing me a script to
>> attach to a Google spread sheet. The script will take usernames from the
>> first column, a template you identify in the code, and create the site for
>> each user. With a little tweaking I was able to adjust owners and editors.
>> 212 sites in about 2 hours. Thank you Lucie!
>>
>> http://www.veriapt.com/a/veriapt.com/veriapt/presentations/iewga
>>
>> I would be happy to share the tweaks I made if anyone is interested.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:16 PM, Caleb Clark <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> I use Google Sites in K-12 to Higher Ed. I have some templates if you
>>> need to see any.
>>>
>>> The key to eportfolios I've found is not so much the technology, but the
>>> culture that supports it.
>>>
>>> If they are not consistently celebrated in class via student
>>> presentations on the projector, shown to parents, presented to the
>>> principal, and the community, commented on by peers, they seem to often die
>>> on the vine in the darkness of a link that can't be readily found and isn't
>>> really looked at often.
>>>
>>> Few people of any age want to work on a Website for long that other's
>>> don't see and doesn't provide the creator tangible benefits (money,
>>> attention, grades, etc). If eportfolios are internal only, that means in
>>> school showings multiple times a year. If they are public, that means
>>> showings, and broadcasting examples of student's using them to get summer
>>> jobs, into college, etc.  Let the light shine on them! And be prepared for
>>> a multi-year slog to change a culture.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> thank you Matt. That's very helpful and clear.
>>>>
>>>> ~ Bonnie
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Bonnie Birdsall
>>>> Technology Integration Specialist
>>>> Williston School District
>>>> Williston, VT 05495
>>>>
>>>> New phone: 802-871-6024
>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>> Twitter: @bonniebird
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Yes.  Here is an excerpt from a great comparison between Edmodo and
>>>>> Schoology (
>>>>> http://www.teachinglikeits2999.com/2013/02/schoology-vs-edmodo-round-2.html
>>>>> )
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>    - *Discussions.* Schoology has a slew of discussion features not
>>>>>    currently available in Edmodo. As there are many, I'll simply bullet my
>>>>>    favorites below. For more information on discussions, read this
>>>>>    article<http://help.schoology.com/instructor-guide/courses/course-materials#course-discussions>and check out this
>>>>>    video <http://vimeo.com/51168496>.
>>>>>    <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ko-RUKDErds/USp-pz06tVI/AAAAAAABhB8/ESOnpmSKmns/s1600/Screen+Shot+2013-02-24+at+2.56.49+PM.png>
>>>>>    <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TOtDTVzdkio/USp_vqxyN5I/AAAAAAABhCE/-A35_SBIYCs/s1600/Screen+Shot+2013-02-24+at+3.01.10+PM.png>
>>>>>       - Discussions are their own category - In Edmodo, if you want
>>>>>       students to have a chat discussion, you simply post a note or assignment
>>>>>       and allow them to reply to that. However, in Schoology, discussions are
>>>>>       their own category that are both gradeable, and assignable.
>>>>>       - Reply threads - Students can directly reply to one another's
>>>>>       comments in Schoology, and their comments show up as a reply thread (just
>>>>>       like in Facebook). This is not possible to do in Edmodo.
>>>>>       - Media embedded in comments - Students can comment in a
>>>>>       discussion with video and pictures - both on the desktop version and the
>>>>>       iOS version. This is especially helpful when they are discussion a math
>>>>>       problem and they want to share a their written work.
>>>>>       - Student comment spotlight - Teachers can use a "filter by
>>>>>       user" tool to see which of their students participated in the discussion,
>>>>>       how often they participated and where their comments are in the flow of the
>>>>>       thread.
>>>>>       - Shared discussions - Teachers can share a discussion with
>>>>>       another course to allow students from multiple classes to join in the same
>>>>>       discussion.
>>>>>       - Comment moderation - Teachers can also moderate comments
>>>>>       before they are published.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Just want to check one more time and make sure I expressed myself
>>>>>> clearly ... if students comment on a discussion, can their *comment *be
>>>>>> more than written text?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks,
>>>>>> Bonnie
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Bonnie Birdsall
>>>>>> Technology Integration Specialist
>>>>>> Williston School District
>>>>>> Williston, VT 05495
>>>>>>
>>>>>> New phone: 802-871-6024
>>>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>>> Twitter: @bonniebird
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yes, entries to all types of assignments (incl. discussions) can
>>>>>>> include media. Schoology's Dropbox and grading interface are great for
>>>>>>> assessment: Uploads, direct entries or GDocs copied from Drive are rendered
>>>>>>> into an interface that allows comments, highlighting, drawing, etc.
>>>>>>> Rendering can take some time (variable depending on back-end load) but
>>>>>>> files are typically ready by the time a teacher wants to view them. Not
>>>>>>> immediately, however.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> *Eric Hall*
>>>>>>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>>>>>>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>>>>>>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Eric and others-
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I have a question about Schoology. We have a team of teachers that
>>>>>>>> has been using Edmodo and they like it a lot. One teacher wants to be able
>>>>>>>> to post a discussion topic for students to see and respond to. He would
>>>>>>>> like the students to be able to respond in a variety of ways- in writing,
>>>>>>>> photos demonstrating their learning, short video, etc. Edmodo doesn't allow
>>>>>>>> for any response to a conversation other than written. Does Schoology?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I looked at Google+ Communities and it's the same as Edmodo. We
>>>>>>>> can't use that with students who are almost all under 13 anyway, but I was
>>>>>>>> just curious.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> thanks for your thoughts,
>>>>>>>> Bonnie
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Bonnie Birdsall
>>>>>>>> Technology Integration Specialist
>>>>>>>> Williston School District
>>>>>>>> Williston, VT 05495
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> New phone: 802-871-6024
>>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>>>>> Twitter: @bonniebird
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Matt -
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "ALL things considered?" That's a lot...School-wide implementation
>>>>>>>>> (for us that's 55 classroom teachers and ~950 students) is a tremendous
>>>>>>>>> project. Of course, TIME for training is Ed Tech's perpetual dilemma and I
>>>>>>>>> have to keep reminding myself to be patient and that it is only day 6...
>>>>>>>>> we're learning fast and our past experience with LMS in 1:1 has served us
>>>>>>>>> well to identify recommended best practice. Bringing everyone together into
>>>>>>>>> ONE platform is a huge benefit, as we previously had homework scattered
>>>>>>>>> across a variety of platforms so students had to look here, there and
>>>>>>>>> everywhere for their assignments online. It has definitely moved people
>>>>>>>>> forward into electronic handouts (eg. Google Docs and web links vs.
>>>>>>>>> attachments) but that's still a slow transition. We are only 50% 1:1 thus
>>>>>>>>> far (9th-10th) so "mixed" classes of 10th-12th are still sticky. The
>>>>>>>>> biggest wrinkle in the process has been ID consistency across platforms: We
>>>>>>>>> are set up for SSO with Google but class schedules are drawn from
>>>>>>>>> SchoolMaster where Will is WIlliam, Abbey is Abigail while Samantha
>>>>>>>>> Hall-Smith is Sam HallSmith in Google... you get the idea.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Schoology has some awesome features and I anticipate that we will
>>>>>>>>> continue to grow into them as 1:1 spreads to all grades in the coming
>>>>>>>>> years. I could go on, but perhaps off-list... I thought I was busy LAST
>>>>>>>>> year starting grade-level 1:1, but that was easy in comparison!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> *Eric Hall*
>>>>>>>>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>>>>>>>>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>>>>>>>>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]
>>>>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hey Eric,
>>>>>>>>>> It's nice to be on the same team.  One question, what did you
>>>>>>>>>> mean by 'be careful what you wish for'?  All things considered would you
>>>>>>>>>> recommend that we adopt an LMS schoolwide?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> After considerable investigation and discussion, we, too moved
>>>>>>>>>>> to Schoology from Edu2.0 this year as a school-wide implementation. We had
>>>>>>>>>>> a "laundry list" of features that teachers wanted (and a list of gripes
>>>>>>>>>>> about Edu,) and although the Enterprise version is not inexpensive (but
>>>>>>>>>>> necessary for large-scale management) the results and feedback from staff
>>>>>>>>>>> and students have been VERY positive.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> That said: be careful what you wish for.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> *Eric Hall*
>>>>>>>>>>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>>>>>>>>>>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>>>>>>>>>>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Matt Henchen <
>>>>>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I was asked off-list why I switched loyalties from edu20 to
>>>>>>>>>>>> schoology and I wanted to share my response....
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Over the Summer it became apparent to me that Schoology had
>>>>>>>>>>>> outpaced edu20 in features that teachers actually need.  I had been
>>>>>>>>>>>> frustrated at the pace of edu20's development and extremely impressed at
>>>>>>>>>>>> the pace of Schoology's.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Schoology has just about every feature that has been on my LMS
>>>>>>>>>>>> wish list - it works extremely well on the iPads and it integrates nicely
>>>>>>>>>>>> with Google Drive (virtually ending the nefarious workflow issues for iPad
>>>>>>>>>>>> users), it has individualized assignments, badges, built-in PLN's, the
>>>>>>>>>>>> ability to create groups beyond classroom walls, it communicates to
>>>>>>>>>>>> student's Twitter and Facebook accounts, has great accounts for parents,
>>>>>>>>>>>> allows the creation of self-paced lessons through the creation of folders
>>>>>>>>>>>> and resources with conditions that students must meet before moving on, it
>>>>>>>>>>>> has a built-in tool for giving students feedback on written assignments, a
>>>>>>>>>>>> great discussion board forum with an amazingly smart feature that forces
>>>>>>>>>>>> students to post to the forum before being able to read other student's
>>>>>>>>>>>> responses.  And in the enterprise version ($$) it allows students and
>>>>>>>>>>>> teachers the ability to record audio and video directly from the HTML
>>>>>>>>>>>> editor, allows for custom curriculum and proficiencies to be added, and it
>>>>>>>>>>>> has two-way integration with Powerschool.  Oh, and it also has an amazing
>>>>>>>>>>>> math equation editor and allows for Examview Pro question bank imports.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I set up a Schoology account for Harwood a few years back
>>>>>>>>>>>> because a science teacher wanted to use the Examview Pro question import
>>>>>>>>>>>> feature.  I was pretty impressed back then, but it lacked a lot of
>>>>>>>>>>>> must-have features for history teachers (like rubrics...)  Because we set
>>>>>>>>>>>> up an account a few years ago we are grandfathered into some features that
>>>>>>>>>>>> are now part of the paid version.  I'm trying to get more teachers at my
>>>>>>>>>>>> school to use it, but I want to spend a year using it myself before I make
>>>>>>>>>>>> any sort of general schoolwide push.  After all, as a teacher I have lots
>>>>>>>>>>>> of big ideas but very little power other than the power of persuasion.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm really focusing this year on how technology can help
>>>>>>>>>>>> teachers create more personalized, self-paced learning opportunities for
>>>>>>>>>>>> students.  We'll see how it goes...
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Matt Henchen <
>>>>>>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well said, Katie.  I was wondering if anybody was going to ask
>>>>>>>>>>>>> that question.  Their are many types of portfolios for many different
>>>>>>>>>>>>> needs.  Is the portfolio going to be assessed as a whole or will the
>>>>>>>>>>>>> artifacts be assessed before going into the portfolio?  Will the portfolio
>>>>>>>>>>>>> be used for assessment and accountability or for celebration and display of
>>>>>>>>>>>>> student work (e.g. student-led conferences)?  Who is the audience for the
>>>>>>>>>>>>> portfolio?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> If artifacts will be assessed before going in the portfolio
>>>>>>>>>>>>> and if the portfolio is meant to be a warehouse of all relevant student
>>>>>>>>>>>>> work, then you might want to look at a learning management system (LMS)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> such as Schoology (yes, my new favorite), or VCAT.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Adam Provost <
>>>>>>>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Google Sites, Wikis... lots of options. Google Sites works
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> well. There are many templates to do this. Running blogs, deliverables,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> summary, etc. Caleb Clark at Marlboro has a great template. Sites can be
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> exported in web format for archiving... which is handy for creating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> archiving of projects. See:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/09/export-google-sites.html
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Adam
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Will Hatch <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In Addison Northwest SU we're trying to make Google Sites
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> work for eportfolios.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Philip Hyjek <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Which ePortfolio systems are you currently using? Anyone
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> done a comparative analysis prior to adoption? Thanks.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Philip J. Hyjek
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 589 Brook Road
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Middlesex, VT 05602
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 802-778-0912
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Will Hatch
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Educational Technology Specialist
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Vergennes Union Elementary School
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Adam A. Provost, MAT
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Technology Integration - Partnership for Change Initiative<http://partnershipvt.org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Burlington High School, Vermont <http://bhs.bsdvt.org/>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Personal Blog: creativeStir.blogspot.com
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Matt Henchen
>>>>>>>>>>>>> History/Civics Teacher
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>>>>>>>>>> (802) 324-4521
>>>>>>>>>>>>> www.vermonteducator.com
>>>>>>>>>>>>> www.newschoolhistory.com
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scan here for my contact information...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>> Matt Henchen
>>>>>>>>>>>> History/Civics Teacher
>>>>>>>>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>>>>>>>>> (802) 324-4521
>>>>>>>>>>>> www.vermonteducator.com
>>>>>>>>>>>> www.newschoolhistory.com
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Scan here for my contact information...
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>> Matt Henchen
>>>>>>>>>> History/Civics Teacher
>>>>>>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>>>>>>> (802) 324-4521
>>>>>>>>>> www.vermonteducator.com
>>>>>>>>>> www.newschoolhistory.com
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Scan here for my contact information...
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Matt Henchen
>>>>> History/Civics Teacher
>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>> (802) 324-4521
>>>>> www.vermonteducator.com
>>>>> www.newschoolhistory.com
>>>>>
>>>>> Scan here for my contact information...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> *Caleb Clark*
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>>> *
>>> *Chair/faculty, educational technology MAT<http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/edtech/>, Marlboro
>>> College Graduate and Professional Studies.
>>> Masters degree. Certificate. ETS endorsement. Single classes. Workshops.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Tom Heller
>> Technology Integration Specialist, Webmaster, Linux Network
>> Administrator, Technology Educator @ VUHS
>>
>
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