Teachers have a professional responsibility to monitor, record and
communicate student progress. Many schools and districts have adopted networked
grading systems, and some publish grades on secure websites.
- Use a your school's grade
book program to develop a report for a real or hypothetical class of ten
or more students who are assessed on five or more assignments. If you do
not have access to such a program, you may use a free web-based grade book. You may
import an artificial list of students by copying and pasting from this list
- Provide screen captures
- grade book (summary of
performance for entire class)
- detailed report card
(progress report) for an individual student.
Searching / Identifying Plagiarism
The ease of information access can accelerate the learning process, but it
can also be counter-productive by facilitating plagiarism. Discuss the
importance of intellectual
honesty with your students and illustrate how you can easily identify work
plagiarized from sites on the Internet.
- Using an advanced search engine, find
text from one of your students or from a website related to your field
that appears to be plagiarized.
Copy and paste the text and the URLs of both pieces in question.
- Use an online plagiarism
detection service such as tunitin.com
(Professor Herr, course: sed514; number 3235999; password: sed514) . If
you can not find any plagiarized student work, use an article related to
your field from Wikipedia.
Teachers must regularly assess student progress. Many textbook publishers
make test construction easier by providing test generators, software which
allows the teacher to quickly compose tests and keys from question databases. Test
generators allow the teacher to input questions, and often provide databases of
questions the teacher can select from.
- Generate a test with at least
7 questions using an online
test/quiz generator. Make sure you include sound, photos, and video in
some of your questions. Provide a link to the quiz as well as a screen
capture of the score someone received after taking the quiz.
Students benefit when teachers clearly state their expectations in written
form. When these expectations are available on the Internet, all students and
parents can benefit, particularly students who have been absent. A variety of
commercial resources exist with which teachers can post calendars, homework
assignments, and other important documents.
- Put your class assignments on
Site and include a calendar
showing when the assignments are due.
Teachers should model "life-long learning" by attending workshops,
reading journals, and participating in professional organizations.
- Describe a professional
conference (related to your field) you may benefit from attending.
Describe the purpose and scope of the professional
organization sponsoring the conference and provide a synopsis of the
conference and one or more selected workshops or presentations you would
like to attend. Include a link to the professional organization and to the
This conference is put on the by the University of Boston. It deals mainly with American history, with an emphasis on the East coast. If I were to attend one of the workshops presented, I would attend Joyce Malcolm's, "Peter’s War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution." I'm fascinated with the Civil War and Reconstruction is something that I have always wanted to know more about.
Most schools and districts advertise job openings on the Internet. Teachers
should use such resources not only to find employment for themselves, but also
to attract others to their schools and thus build strong departments.
- Find a job
announcement for a teaching position for which you are qualified.
Include a screen capture of the advertisement. Describe the school and
community using information found on the Internet. Cite your resources.
- Put your resume online,
either using LinkedIn or one of the
professional job sites. You can copy the template found at the bottom
of this page.