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

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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

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

Teacher Reboot Camp

This portfolio doesn’t need to have been started at the beginning of the year and only takes about 1 or 2 class periods for students to complete depending on your setup and technology access. “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.”

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

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

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

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) ensures that lessons are accessible for every student. The What, Why, and How of Universal Design for Learning is a course that will help you make your online lessons and blended classrooms accessible to all learners.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed. If some parents don’t understand the technology you’re using in class, pool the conference slots and have groups of parents come in for personalized training. Show parents how kids can access assignments or notes they may have missed or watch screencasts you have created. Create ePortfolios.

5 Ways Office 365 Can Benefit Student Learning

Gaggle Speaks

Office 365 broadens the capacity for learning, offering on-demand access to documents and projects, and provides students new and creative outlets to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. The perfect ePortfolio. The OneNote app makes it easy to build and track an ePortfolio.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. What is your access and your students’ access outside school? It is frustrating to only have a Learning Management System (LMS) or VLE accessible only when you are on campus. You, your students and their parents should be able to access the VLE outside of school. Check out my students’ reflective eportfolio presentations here !

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities

Edsurge

With their own portfolios, educators can create meaningful learning spaces, allowing students convenient access to assignments and templates, as well as a personal connection with their educator.

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.

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.

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.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 3 The New Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

Students will be able to access millions of Android apps, like Toontastic and Science Journal , for learning both online and offline. ePortfolios. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 3 The New Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

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. Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it.

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?

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. 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.

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.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” I had two measly slides for ePortfolios, the main thrust of which was “go to AAEEBL !”,

5 Fun Ways to Start Setting Goals with your Students Today

EdTechTeam

When I think about this tip, along with all previous tips, I picture my students posting their SMART Goal Docs on their Google Site ePortfolios, alongside an embedded Google Form where their peers can provide feedback. Accessed 11 Jan. Accessed 11 Jan.

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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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. A few days later Campus Technology wrote up a fine account.

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. A few days later Campus Technology wrote up a fine account.

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.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), and can be accessed live from any personal computer. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

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. Showed them how to put finest work in showcase for others to see and how to access courses. She likes communicating with teachers, accessing notes, and making up work.

The Epsilen Experience: Power Users Share Their Stories #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

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. Professional developers need to differentiate for audiences who have a wide variety of technology backgrounds.

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. They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies. Donalyn Miller, known as the ''Book Whisperer'', will share strategies she uses to integrate technology and foster the love of reading with her students.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Student Entrepreneurship - Gaming in Ed - Google Summit Recordings

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ve set up a new student entrepreneurship portal at StudentEnrepreneurship.com that provides quick access to the free HPLIFE interactive classes for students to learn business skills, and gives you a chance to sign up for information about the free online conference on student entrepreneurship we plan to hold in 2015. Unlike our other events, this 60+ session summit was a for-charge event, and we''re now offering access to the conference recordings for $40.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

How do you integrate technology into 21st century classrooms? tools for accessing, storing, analysing, applying and sharing information. The training organization is in a unique position to harness this collective knowledge and make it compelling, accessible and reusable by the organization. link] EPORTFOLIO COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Thu 28 Oct 07:00PM New York / Thu 28 Oct 11:00PM GMT / Fri 28 Oct 09:00AM Sydney Coach Carole.

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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This Weeks Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A peak into a course focussing on building your undertanding of eportfolios. We will also invite participants to share their ideas, challenges and solutions in methods of reflective practice and the development of eportfolios. We are also seeking expressions of interest from those eportfolio practitioners who may wish to be guest presenters in our Elluminate workshops. How do you integrate technology into 21st century classrooms?

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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