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 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

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Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Portable Document Format was created by Adobe and released on June 15, 1993. It has grown to become a standard document format that all web browsers can now open. To do this click on File/Download as/PDF Document (.pdf). eBooks could also be used as an ePortfolio format.

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It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

In Google Chrome, use Incognito mode to check that your public links are accessible and shared correctly. Fill out the form below to get access to the toolkit designed to go with this podcast series.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Students can use these tools to create book reviews, to document science experiments, for storytelling, to explain their inquiry process, as an eportfolio, to illustrate math concepts, and so much more! What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

These include slide presentations, graphic organizers, infographics, ebooks, video presentations, websites, whiteboard app creations, graphic novels, blog posts, ePortfolios, podcasts, coded applications, digital art, video games, and VR world creations.

5 Tips for Using Google Apps to Go Paperless

Gaggle Speaks

better student access to learning materials. Use Drive as a document repository and to gather data from Forms. Sites can also be a great place to manage student ePortfolios.

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

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? You can choose the level of access for any type of user. Irving did not change access levels at first, so they had to go back and enable some features during roll out. Who can access ePortfolios?

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. I will use less paper by having students document learning electronically and posting to their FreshGrade eportfolios. “I

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

The biggest limitation for younger students is finding materials written at an accessible reading level, but this can be overcome by focusing more on videos and finding books with a “read to me” feature. Some of the books offer a “read to me” feature so I can assign books to students at a more difficult level than they might be able to access independently. These documents are used by all students.

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Students started assisting fellow students in creating ePortfolios in Project Share. Another student talked to a teacher about letting students store their documents in Project Share instead of using flash drives. 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.

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. Students would curate and document linked learning.

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. Students would curate and document linked learning.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

The biggest limitation for younger students is finding materials written at an accessible reading level, but this can be overcome by focusing more on videos and finding books with a "read to me" feature. Some of the books offer a "read to me" feature, so I can assign books to students at a more difficult level than they might be able to access independently. These documents are used by all students.