Why I Started Using eFolios

The first year, I decided to have the students use a standard lab notebook to record their observations. As the year unfolded, it was clear that many of the materials that the students were generating were digital, so in the second year, I decided to use an eFolio to evaluate student's work.

Live Formative Assessment and Interaction

At 8AM this morning, I stumbled into Molleen's Christian Morality class with a laptop in one hand and a foggy brain in the other. She began the class, sitting cross-legged on the table, leading the class in a meditative prayer. To my disbelief, chatty students became engaged, relaxed, and focused -- and I, myself, followed her lead … Continue reading Live Formative Assessment and Interaction

Merge PDFs

Teachers from various departments commonly ask, "How do I put 2 PDF documents into 1 file?" You may have noticed that a simple copy-and-paste isn't always the solution to merge these files. Check out how you can combine PDFs with Preview (for Macs). If you have a PC, you can use Adobe Acrobat (which the Tech … Continue reading Merge PDFs