…using that three-paned Web log approach. What if each student had one of those pages where he/she keeps a learning log in the left hand column, the teacher keeps a response log for that student in the middle, and the student’s parent/guidance counselor/significant educational others add observations to the right hand column? Students get a page like this Day 1 and keep it through their four years in school, and it’s open only to the members. It’s a reflective portfolio log that the student uses to build his public portfolio.

Of course, time is the big issue here. Teachers being asked to monitor and respond to the logs would require a great deal of time. Time for reviewing and responding would have to somehow be built into the process. Still, if I ever do get back to my idea of the four-year Web log/portfolio…