Interesting site about Learning Theory (via Chris Ashley): Research on Learning and Performance
“Weblogs are a personal writing space. Easy, sharable, automatically archived. Weblogs are easily linked and cross-linked to form learning communities. The school logs projects are examples. The school logs also enable a teacher to evaluate a student’s thinking, by reading explanations and assignments. Weblogs can become digital portfolios of students’ assignments and achievements. Weblogs are a novice’s web authoring tool. Accumulated weblogs become a content management system. Via digital storytelling, weblogs play a role in professional development.”
I really like that concept of digital learning portfolio. That’s what I need to focus on, even for nine-week classes. For instance in media, if each kid keeps one up on his own, from home. Depends on Internet access, again. I know we have PC Anywhere, but it would be so much easier if we could just do it through dial-up networking for those few kids.