Personal Learning & Blogfolios

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Why is personal learning significant in this changing educational era? How can blogfolios represent personal learning for students and educators?

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Personal Learning & Blogfolios

  1. 1. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL The Power of Personal Learning Robert Schuetz Technology Coordinator Township High School District 211 Palatine, IL @robert_schuetz Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders
  2. 2. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Why do students hate school? photo credit: pellethepoet via photopin cc
  3. 3. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Why do students hate learning? photo credit: woodleywonderworks via photopin cc
  4. 4. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Why is personal learning essential? US Department of Education - Banks et al. 2006
  5. 5. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Why is personal learning essential?
  6. 6. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL What is lifewide learning? Life-wide Learning (LWL) is a learning theory that involves real contexts and authentic settings. LWL addresses different kinds of learning not covered in a traditional classroom. By including LWL with a traditional classroom, students are better equipped to attain whole person development and to develop lifelong learning skills. www.lifewideaward.com/lifewide-learning.html
  7. 7. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL What is heutagogy? (McAuliffe, Hargreaves, Winter, & Chadwick, 2008, p. 4)
  8. 8. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL 10 Supports for Personal Learning Personal Learning Networks (PLN) Authentic Publishing Tweet With Experts Learn “HOW” with YouTube Skype / Hangout With Experts Create Learner Profile Free Online Educational Resources (OER) Authentic Learning Portfolios Socially Networked Learning Self-Directed Learning Tech & Learning - Lisa Nielson 2/20/11
  9. 9. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Where is your learning legacy?
  10. 10. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL What is a blogfolio? Dr. Helen Barrett - http://electronicportfolios.com/blogs.html
  11. 11. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Digital + Personal + Connected = Blogfolio
  12. 12. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Blogfolio Recipe ● Define the purpose of the blogfolio ● Keep a learning journal (blog) ● Digitize, organize, and store digital artifacts (Google Drive) ● Create a first page - introduction & table of contents ● Set up a structure using goals as organizing framework ● Upload artifacts/create hyperlinks (organizational table) ● Write reflections for each goal/skill and each artifact ● Write future learning goals ● Publish Portfolio - seek comments and feedback ● Evaluating Portfolios - rubrics, peer/self review
  13. 13. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Blogfolio Examples Learning Domain Expert Blog Learning Resource Class Blog Teacher Blog Student Blog Group Project (class) Group Project (world) EdTech Blog
  14. 14. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL My Lighthouse photo credit: Kristofer Williams via photopin cc ● Adopt Learner’s Mindset ● Reflect & Share Learning Stories ● Crowdsource Learning ● Create Content for New Learning
  15. 15. May 9, 2014, Chicago, IL Credits & Resources Blogs & Labels Are About Information Literacy - Silvia Tolisano (Langwitches) Digital Portfolios; Revise, Reflect, and Publish - Catlin Tucker Top Ten Ways Blogs are Used in Schools - Sue Waters Blogfolio Learning Spaces - Ryan Bretag Blog as ePortfolio - Design Doc Complete Guide to Using Blogger in School - Richard Byrne

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