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Sunday, December 13, 2009

This is what I'm talking about!!

In 2003, Natthakan Garunrangseewong started her webpage in my ninth grade class at ITHS. She continued to use it to document all of her work in her other classes during her next three years. When she graduated she had an excellent webfolio of her work over a four year period. Now she is at Syracuse and she is still publishing. This is how education should be done. Bravo Natthakan. Do we need to see her regents scores, her SAT to understand her capabilities and skills?

The big problem still exists and that is where and how to house this work. We had a server at ITHS which died. To see her work, we are lucky to have The Wayback Machine. Now I use free sites like FreeWebPages & FreeWebSpace. Each scholar could purchase hir own space for a nominal fee and warehouse all of hir work during her academic years and include personal writings like essays, poetry, short stories, music, art and more. This documented webfolio is what we need for assessment. As we see it can be done and what a result.

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