Welcome to your brand new digital portfolio/blog at blogs.lrei.org!
Your portfolio can be used for many things through out your middle and high school years, including:
- Documenting and reflecting on your learning, passions, and interests, both in and out of school
- Curating and highlight work for your Family Conferences
- In some instances, your teachers will ask you to submit, reflect and comment on work in this portfolio
It is our hope that you also seek to make this a personally relevant learning space in which you curate work that is important and meaningful to you. As you build this learning space, we also hope that you will use it as a way to connect with other learners in the LREI community and beyond.
Your LREI account (Mail, Docs/Drive) credentials will automatically get you into your blog. Here are a few things you’ll want to take a look at:
1. Change the name of your blog. To do this, go back to the Dashboard and click on the “Home” symbol, then on “MS Digital Portfolio Template” under “This Blog.”
In the field for “Site Title,” add a new title. You can use your first name if you want (e.g., “Mark’s Digital Portfolio”), but don’t use your first and last name. You can also create a title that doesn’t have your name in it. Be as creative as you want, but keep in mind that the title should relate to the purpose of the portfolio.
After you’ve added a new title, click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.
2. Add a Post
For the most part, you’ll be adding items to your blog as posts. To add a new post, you can click on the +New button in the top bar of your blog, and then select “Post.”
You’ll want to give each post a title, and assign it to a Category. These categories are broken down by class and grade (e.g., fifth grade, core, etc.). This will allow you to organize and sort information so that you can control the look and feel of your blog. If you take a look at the menu bar under the blog title, you see the different groups of categories (e.g., class, grade, teacher, etc.).
When you’re done with your post you can click “Publish” on the side to make the post appear on your blog
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