DOCUMENTATION FOR AUDITING PURPOSES:

1. HOURS: NEW LINK - go here and look for your tab! Be sure and document your hours spent EXCEPT for hours at our six IU meetings:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AuSRG3cF5MaEdG9ZQlMwQ0lmN3Q3N1pVd3l2WTlMNlE&hl=en&authkey=CNDjzLwB


2. Know and good Aps? Rate them here:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AuSRG3cF5MaEdGVkcUppSVhQM3VTaVpMRzVzWDJqRlE&hl=en&authkey=CLvqrsQH







If you need to check the old link at all it is here:

https://spreadsheets.google. com/viewform?hl=en&formkey= dFZ5ZnpxMl9jUC03VmdWbVFvSlh6N2 c6MA#gid

EXPLORING DOCUMENTATION

Portfolios as Metaphors
Why document at all? What is the purpose of collecting student work samples, lesson plans, reflections, films of your students? This site is a great starting point for thinking through the process. It is specific to electronic digital portfolios- the process of collecting, sorting, designing and displaying the results of your labors. How do you choose from the artifacts you have assembled? Much like making a scrapbook- it starts with a plan. This site talks about ways to begin that plan that might inspire your design.



Documentation Examples


Examples of documentation including quantitative and qualitative data:
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TNLI/research/network/sipress.htm
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TNLI/research/change/copelanddryer.htm


Examples of documentation from the Teachers Learning Network which utilize a standardized format of reporting that adopts a formal tone to add to rigor. Includes a summary of the teacher's findings and recommendations for change.
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TNLI/research/achieve/flynn.htm
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TNLI/research/achieve/lewis.htm


A Collaborative Inquiry Group and a Professional Learning Community uses a wiki for documentation of their learning process
http://imaginethis.wikispaces.com/understandingthequest
highlights: documents the process with teaching tools and individual wiki pages


http://oakridgeplp.wikispaces.com/
highlights: pay attention to how the group process is laid out



On line action research- documentation and data review.
http://www.myteachingpartner.net/about/about_consultancy.php


Online collaborative group which uses coaching in an action research format. Of note is their use of videotaped lessons for comment and collaboration.



Miscellaneous Examples of Documentation using a case study or journal format:

Youth Learn Program Documentation
http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/program-examples/spotlight-afterschool/intro-model-programs/intro-model-programs
highlights: various after school projects document their work


University of Manchester Research Study
http://www.plh.manchester.ac.uk/research/
highlights: case studies and descriptions of the kinds of documentation and artifacts collected by the University of Manchester during their 3 ½ year study of the effectiveness of Museum Theatre as an educational strategy. Also links to their full research report:
Seeing it for Real: an investigation into the effectiveness of theatre and theatre techniques in museums

American Association of School Librarians qualitative research documentation sample
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/slmrb/slmrcontents/volume52002/gordon.cfm#quantitative
highlights: a detailed sample of rigorous data collection and documentation as part of a study of the impact of student use of graphic organizers on student learning and research

More great documentation examples:
http://www.uft.org/chapter/teacher/special/anecdotal_recor/
anecdotal record keeping – best practice
http://teachingtechnology.suite101.com/article.cfm/digital_portfolios_for_professional_development
digital portfolios to record professional development
http://teachertipstraining.suite101.com/article.cfm/teacher_journals
teacher journals using online tools

http://digitalanthology.blogspot.com/2005/11/ms-angalas-classroom-2006.html
blog used as advocacy, documentation, parent communication and classroom tool

http://jrn203.wikispaces.com/Curriculum+calendar
Karl Gude’s teaching wiki – excellent use of tech tools for teaching and documenting student learning



Tips and Tools

http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/action_research/front_action.htm
Overview of action research cycle with a case study example.


http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/qual.php
Overview of qualitative research and documentation


http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arp/case1.html
Good suggestions for rigor in interviewing techniques


http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/survey.php
Suggestions and links for rigor in creating survey questions.


http://questioning.org/oct08/Wait.pdf
“Wait Just a Minute” Veracity Test Template, a tool for documenting, reflecting and refining a line of inquiry

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3960/is_200310/ai_n9340877/?tag=content;col1
good discussion of the role of journaling in professional learning communities with references to research cited - EXCELLENT

http://electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/site2000.html
discussion of the process of development of electronic portfolios for teaching including rubric suggestions for scoring

http://electronicportfolios.com/teachers/index.html
huge set of links to articles (scholarly and otherwise) about creating digital teaching portfolios

MISC LINKS:

Qualatative Research Links
http://www.qsrinternational.com/what-is-qualitative-research.aspx
defining qualitative research – commercial site selling software
http://www.qsrinternational.com/what-is-qualitative-research.aspx
Qualitative research clearinghouse – a site at the University of Michigan
http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/
free resources for evaluating qualitative research programs
http://www.cgu.edu/pages/4085.asp
what constitutes credible evidence in evaluation and applied research – video and video highlights of a full day symposium
http://www.methodspace.com/group/qualitativeinquiry/forum/topics/how-to-satisfy-journal
research journal forum site discussing data evaluation and documentation
http://scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arp/research.html#a_rsh_doc
the “documentation” section in this article about publishing the results of action research has a nice over view of the types of documentation that work