How to use a classroom blog:
Students can blog at any time on my weebly website. Student blogposts are not assigned as a grade, they are assigned as a participation reward. Students may blog for Dojo points, which they receive a prize at the end of our grading period. Students have two weeks to post a comment on the most current blog. Replies are not rewarded with points, however, I do highlight students who are actively participating during classtime.
Rules and guidelines for posting blogs in our class website:
There are a few options for onine portfolios. Three ring looks great, is very versatile and can be used in the classroom. Digication was assessed by our group. This is a good online tool if you are a college student or are looking for an easy solution to a basic ePortfolio, but lacks any type of personalization. Digication would not be for student use below 9th grade level. Digication is a great easy to use drop and drag format ePortfolio. Students of any age could use this online tool to easily build a portfolio to share with a prospective employer, school or professor. EduClipper is easy for teahers to make an online portfolio for students. This is a great way to share student work during parent teacher conferences. The negative is to keep information over a prolong period of time a teacher would need to have a paid account by a school district. Time investment on this ePortfolio is large considering the small amount of return.
My preference is using Weebly or another free website creator. I like the verstatility Weebly gives me in building my ePortfolio. There are limitations in themes, however, I can create hundreds of design options within themes. I use Weebly for my tutoring buisness, ePortfolio, to build sites for clients and my classroom website.