Getting Started with Self-Reflection Part II (adding more features to Google Sites)

Posted on September 8, 2012. Filed under: IRLA Class | Tags: , |

Hey 7C!

I’m really impressed with the job you’ve done so far setting up your portfolios and that almost all of you have posted at least one comment here on our blog.  We are off to a fantastic start!

I’m still in the process of reading over your answers to the IRLA survey.  You gave me a lot of important information that will help as I plan for our classes this year.  Thank you!  🙂

During Monday’s IRLA class, we will continue to set up some more of your portfolios in the computer lab.  (We’ll be adding pages for each of the first few units of study.  Also, we’ll be setting up the reflection journal, so you can write your first entry!)  You should report directly to the computer lab again…and remember to BRING A SWEATER if you were cold on Friday.

We will need to create an account with Quia.  Follow these directions.

Then we will take the Grammar Pre-Assessment.

Also, please remember that you will report to your 3rd period class for Flex on Monday to discuss your summer reading book.  You should bring with you:

  • Your summer reading book (if you still have it)
  • The three entries that you wrote in response to the book
  • Any other reading work (notes or other responses)


  • The summer reading assessment will be in class on Tuesday, and you will need to bring ALL your summer reading materials to class.
  • The ERB will be on Thursday and Friday this week (9/13 and 9/14).
  • IRLA forms and supplies are due by Friday, 9/14.
  • IRLA homework is posted through Infinite Campus…so make sure you log in so you can see your upcoming assignments.

~Ms. Morris

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Getting Started with Self-Reflection (visiting the blog and setting up Portfolios)

Posted on September 7, 2012. Filed under: IRLA Class, technology | Tags: , , , |

Hi Everyone!

1) I’m so excited that we are going to start getting set up today.  If you are reading this blog post, you’ve already accomplished the first objective for the day (figuring out how to access the blog).  Congratulations!

(If you need a tutorial about how to use the blog, you can visit this link here.)

Our DO NOW today is to fill out a survey for IRLA class.  This survey is designed to let me know a little bit about you, so I can best prepare for the upcoming year.  The link to the survey is here.

2) The second objective for today is to create your own ePortfolio using Google Sites.  We’ll walk through some of the first steps together in class today.  When you need any extra help managing your ePortfolio during the school year, please make sure you access this handout.

We are creating these ePortfolios today to have a place to store and record our work throughout this year.  In the portfolios, we will have places to record our assessment scores and places where we can reflect on the work we’ve been doing.  You will be submitting many of your IRLA assignments through your portfolios this year.  The portfolios will be private and completely personalized for each of you!

3) Finally, at the end of the Google Sites lesson today you will come back to the blog to answer this poll.

Be sure you don’t answer the poll until the end of the lesson!

~Ms. Morris

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