Join me at #ISTE2016 to Power Up the ePortfolio Process

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Power Up the ePortfolio Process with Multimedia Rich Apps Tues: 4:00-6:00 | Poster Session | Building/Room: CCC Lobby D, Table 40 Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning.

Authentic Assessment, Deeper Learning: ePortolios in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

Getting Know the ePortfolio – Resources That Explore Their Value, a Brief Look at Some Solutions Imagine a higher education environment in which the vast majority of courses require students to.

A Great Google Apps Tool for Creating ePortfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 10, 2016 Digication is a very good web tool that allows students to create beautiful portfolios to showcase and share their learning. Digication is very simple and easy to use. It provides a.read more. google apps Portfolio tools

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016

The ASIDE Blog

Source: NYSCATE The theme for the 2016 annual conference of the New York State Association For Computers And Technologies In Education ( NYSCATE ) was "Unleash The Superhero In You."

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc

techieMusings

Web Tools: Digication – ePortfolio and Assessment Management Systems. Videos: Annenberg Learning – https://www.learner.org/ – (thematic). More — Virtual Travel around the World through Art Service Learning.

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc

techieMusings

Web Tools: Digication – ePortfolio and Assessment Management Systems. Videos: Annenberg Learning – https://www.learner.org/ – (thematic). More — Virtual Travel around the World through Art Service Learning.

3 Ways Educators Should Use Blogs

Gaggle Speaks

Here are three ways educators can use blogs to encourage creativity, learning and collaboration. ePortfolios. Try using a blog as an ePortfolio where students can store and track their assignments. Blogs are a great resource for educators at all levels.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

npinkard talked about learning deserts and how digital badging can help us better leverage a youth ecosystem to meet students where they are at (school, community, home, after school, etc.) Students move across multiple learning spaces constantly.

Personalized Learning Plan Skills Template

Learning With Lucie

My mind immediately started to modify one of Google Sheets templates into a new version which could be used in student's personal learning plan using Bill's Not Yet/YouBet Lists concept. This works as a pre-assessment and also for portraying the learning that happened to the class as a whole.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

For a few years the California State University system has had an unusual requirement for professors who win a grant to redesign their courses: They must post a summary and reflection about their teaching in a public Web collection so others can learn from their experiments. It requires cultural change,” says Kathy Fernandes, senior director for learning design and technologies at the CSU office. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Digital badging is a new practice worth examining that can make students' discrete learning goals and accomplishments more transparent and concrete. It's also a valuable tool for keeping parents informed about what kids are learning.

Chalk & Wire unveils MyMantl learning recognition network

eSchool News

As educational institutions and employers alike are moving away from macro-credentials, Chalk & Wire , a higher education assessment platform, unveiled MyMantl , a first-of-its-kind Learning Recognition Network. Available this fall, MyMantl will provide a way for learners, educators, employees, and employers to recognize and showcase a lifelong journey of learning. Learning doesn’t start and stop during a particular window in life.

Who’s Playing Matchmaker Between Students and Employers?

Edsurge

Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence—companies that utilize algorithms to parse and extract competencies from résumés and work samples, or that utilize artificially intelligent “bots” to interact with students and surface additional competencies. Competency Identification—new entrants that surface competencies via microcredentials, ePortfolios and competency-based assessments. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Marketplace trend update: 5 new ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

We’ve made the full recording available as usual, via this direct link or the following embed: Inspired by her recent book, The Test , I began the conversation by asking how testing may change over the next few years, according to what the author learned from researching its history.

Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

The CoolCatTeacher

By creating unique year-long portfolios, Laura believes students connect with their parents to help plan their future work and share their learning. Sculpted from her experience in economic development, she is passionate about student eportfolios.

Nampa School District 131 becomes first in Idaho to implement the itslearning LMS

eSchool News

As part of its on-going efforts to improve communications, foster collaboration, and bolster student achievement, Nampa School District #131 (Nampa SD) in Nampa, Idaho has become the first school district in the state to implement the itslearning learning management system. For over a year our task force researched options and spoke with other districts and concluded that itslearning is the platform that will allow us to taking teaching and learning to the next level and beyond.”.

LMS 50

Future Trends Forum #9 with Gardner Campbell: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Gardner, participants, and I explored pedagogy, the power of the hyperlink, data, instructors, institutions, eportfolios, language, students, assessment, a great card deck, our personal histories, and a lot more. Question from Mark Wilson: what are the best practices for a learning portfolio?

Future Trends Forum #9 with Gardner Campbell: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Gardner, participants, and I explored pedagogy, the power of the hyperlink, data, instructors, institutions, eportfolios, language, students, assessment, a great card deck, our personal histories, and a lot more. Question from Mark Wilson: what are the best practices for a learning portfolio?

How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

In February, we want to energize you to make the rest of 2016 more awesome with the 5Sigma Education Conference. Inquiry learning. Learning excursions. Innovative uses of technology and ePortfolios.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

With a shift toward cross-curricular topics, essential questions, and project-based learning, my second graders are engaged in carefully structured reading themes or units rather than reading a new stand-alone picture book each week. I can view the notes and highlights in my teacher dashboard, although I often ask students to take a screenshot of their thoughts and add to their Seesaw eportfolio so their parents can also see their thinking.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

With a shift toward cross-curricular topics, essential questions, and project-based learning, my second graders are engaged in carefully structured reading themes or units rather than reading a new stand-alone picture book each week. When I find articles that fit an upcoming theme, I upload them to Actively Learn and add comprehension questions, photos, and any notes that will add to student understanding. Students share all their work with me using the Seesaw eportfolio app.