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Back to School with ThingLink ePortfolios

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As a longtime educator and instructional tech coach, I have embraced ePortfolios as a valuable tool for documenting learning over time, self-reflection, goal-setting and growth. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios.

How One High School is Helping Students Craft Eportfolios People Will Actually Read

Edsurge

A significant number of K-12 teachers looking to move away from student success measures that focus on standardized testing and grades are turning towards eportfolios, online websites showcasing projects tied to learning objectives. Our school’s original eportfolio program became these brochure websites that no one went to,” says Lisa Gottfried, New Technology High School’s digital and interactive media teacher, in an interview with EdSurge. “I

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

This is one way to provide content to students using technology. Synth widens the possible number of people having a conversation about the topic by enabling those outside the school access to the discussion. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios Innovation My Thought

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

By providing students with access to authentic audiences such as their peers, they can demonstrate their knowledge of the curriculum and communicate the skills that they are acquiring while being evaluated by their teachers for impact and success. But What About Technology?

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many schools lack Internet access. Even when schools do allow access many teachers still need ideas, resources and training to be able to manage how their students stay focused and learn effectively with devices. Ideas for digital writing projects, include comics, scripts for videos and podcasts, ebooks, multimedia posters, eportfolios, infographics, blogs, essays, scrapbooks, ezines (digital magazines), and online newspapers. Blogs give students an audience.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

edWeb.net

It wasn’t about inventing new curriculum or buying new materials; Briggs said most teachers already have access to resources they can use to create the assignments. edWeb Blog digital portfolios growth mindsetTeaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many schools lack Internet access. Even when schools do allow access many teachers still need ideas, resources and training to be able to manage how their students stay focused and learn effectively with devices. Ideas for digital writing projects, include comics, scripts for videos and podcasts, ebooks, multimedia posters, eportfolios, infographics, blogs, essays, scrapbooks, ezines (digital magazines), and online newspapers. Blogs give students an audience.

Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Portfolio Channel Students can create a channel for use as an ePortfolio to organize a collection of their own work and document learning over time. Teachers can use ePortfolios as a tool for authentic assessment.

A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Jill Galloway Coordinator of Instructional Technology Irving ISD jgalloway@irvingisd.net Twitter: @ajillgalloway Irving ISD has had a very peaceful roll out of Project Share. They decided to start with T3 grant participants, instructional technology specialists, and high school math teachers who needed access for training materials. Irving wanted to use ePortfolios with their students. What will students access? Who can access ePortfolios?

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 3 The New Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

We also have some Google news and updates to share, and some great resources from our blogs. Students will be able to access millions of Android apps, like Toontastic and Science Journal , for learning both online and offline. ePortfolios. On the Blogs.

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.

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Backchannel: www.epsilen.com/rriggs - click on Blog in left navigation panel A Trainer''s Perspective - Thurman Nassoiy Teachers go to PD all the time. Students started assisting fellow students in creating ePortfolios in Project Share. Student Perspective Like being able to do online projects and send them to ePortfolio. Much easier to have resources in Project Share that they can access on iPads instead of just hearing lectures from their teachers.

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

I’m using this anniversary to reflect on my experiences in educational technology over the last 20 years. We’ve found out a lot about how people learn in higher education and the technology has allowed us to try things that just weren’t possible before. All of these have been enabled by advances in technology that allow people to communicate, share and build much more easily than ever before. There has been a tendency to invest in technology and not in staff.

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The Epsilen Experience: Power Users Share Their Stories #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Sees it as an answer to having to find third party solutions for wikis, blogging, etc. Ingram - Students are wired from birth to use technology. Epsilen provides a medium they want to use and makes it accessible to them. They start teachers invovled in the Connections Grant by asking them to post to Epsilen about what they are doing with technology. Ingram - The finished work posted to Epsilen creates ePortfolios that stay with the student.

Week of May 15, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPORTFOLIOS IN MAY: EPORTFOLIOS IN THE TRADES ( Australia Series ) Mon 16 May 06:00PM New York / Mon 16 May 10:00PM GMT / Tue 17 May 08:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Eportfolio presentations from the hairdressing & building & construction industries; plus culinary arts & public health [link] SIGMS WEBINAR (TL Cafe) Mon 16 May 08:00PM New York / Tue 17 May 12:00AM GMT / Tue 17 May 10:00AM Sydney Gwyneth Jones.

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPORTFOLIOS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: THE TRIALS 2010 (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Mon 29 Nov 08:30PM New York / Tue 29 Nov 01:30AM GMT / Tue 29 Nov 11:30AM Sydney Coach Carole. Data and results will be shared from the 2010 Eportfolio Implementation Trials. Britt has expertly incorporated online tools into her classroom using her blog effectively as the communication platform. They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies.

Week of May 1, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPORTFOLIOS IN MAY: COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ( Australia Series ) Mon 2 May 03:00AM New York / Mon 2 May 07:00AM GMT / Mon 2 May 05:00PM Sydney Coach Carole. Implementing eReaders into your library program is about more than just jumping on the latest technological bandwagon or attempting to reinvent your library in order to stay relevant. co-hosts will lead a conversation about using technology tools and resources in the classroom.

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20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

I’m using this anniversary to reflect on my experiences in educational technology over the last 20 years. We’ve found out a lot about how people learn in higher education and the technology has allowed us to try things that just weren’t possible before. All of these have been enabled by advances in technology that allow people to communicate, share and build much more easily than ever before. There has been a tendency to invest in technology and not in staff.

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