Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document effort, progress, and achievement over time. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment because they require teachers and students to dig deeper than a multiple choice test.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

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


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

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

AP Jeopardy Review – Let’s #ePortfolio That: Using @PearDeck, @Wacom Tablets, and @msOneNote #edchat


It’s definitely a huge inspiration behind my flipped classroom. If they were doing this on paper, I really wouldn’t be able to assess this until after class if I collected their papers. But when they are working such complex equations, there’s really a limit to how much I can see when I’m trying to get around the entire classroom. .

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

I’ve been somewhat hesitant to jump into digital badges world (despite knowing the digital badge ninja, @senorg) because I feared that digital badges were just one more way to categorize and label kids, another carrot to dangle in the classroom. It is not a replacement for assessment.

3 Ways Educators Should Use Blogs

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They open up doors to a world of innovative approaches to classroom instruction, curriculum design and much more. ePortfolios. As educators, you often need to assess growth in a student’s knowledge over time. Classroom Blogs.

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

Homework, assessments, projects. Teachers can get caught up in the day-to-day parts of the classroom and forget to take time to consider whether or not they’re teaching effectively. I find that in my classroom…everything that I do connects to everything else that I do,” said Wilson.

Starts Tonight - Free "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Keynotes and Conference. Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Reinventing the Classroom kicks off tonight (US Eastern Time) with some great keynote speaker sessions, and runs all day tomorrow, Thursday, May 1st. The theme of our 2014 Reinventing the Classroom conference is: "How Ed Tech Is Reshaping the Classroom Experience."

5 Tips for Using Google Apps to Go Paperless

Gaggle Speaks

As you move towards a paperless classroom with Google Apps , countless hours in the copier room vanish, allowing you to spend more time on teaching and planning. In addition to saving time and money, paperless classrooms provide other benefits: more efficient and organized classroom workflow.

Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Now teachers and students can create collections of work within the safety of their own T hingLink EDU classroom with an exciting new feature known as Channels. Teachers and students have the flexibility to build Channels that are connected to learning goals and compliment classroom routines.

4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students


Have you ever found yourself in a classroom full of students, wondering if anyone is enjoying the content? As teachers, one of our main goals in the classroom is to engage our students in meaningful activities. Easily passed out or submitted in Google Classroom.

How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

A fresh approach to assessment- Explore the goals of assessment and how we’ve re-thought assessment. A new perspective on classroom space/building use. Innovative uses of technology and ePortfolios.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom. Research shows this allows classroom teachers to devote their time to subjects and students in need of additional attention.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

Over the last three years, she has led dozens of professional development sessions all of which have impacted the way that educators communicate learning through eportfolios. The portfolio and assessment platform helps educators, parents, and students have deeper conversations about learning.

New Posted Resources 11/14/2011

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Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc


Links shared: Flipped Classroom Welcome Video, For Parents. My Flipped Classroom Tools & Preparation. My Flipped Classroom Resources and Tips, from Beginner to Advanced. OK, So You’ve Decided to Flip the Classroom, Now What?

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc


Links shared: Flipped Classroom Welcome Video, For Parents. My Flipped Classroom Tools & Preparation. My Flipped Classroom Resources and Tips, from Beginner to Advanced. OK, So You’ve Decided to Flip the Classroom, Now What?

Personalized Learning Plan Skills Template

Learning With Lucie

This works as a pre-assessment and also for portraying the learning that happened to the class as a whole.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

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Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please make sure you are a member (free) at Classroom 2.0 Mortenson Creating a 24/7 Professional Development Model by Josh Allen Creating a Library Website to Support Information Literacy Needs by Luann Edwards Creating ePortfolios using Weebly by Valerie R.

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

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Subject strands include changes in the classroom, in student learning, in teacher personal and professional growth, in schools, and in pedagogy. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Educators can manage/create student accounts, take attendance, grade, and assess students in real-time, and much much more. This is a great way to introduce digital storytelling to the classroom.

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A Day in the Life: Google Apps for Teachers


Notes from a breakout session at TCEA 2011 Google Academy A Day in the Life - Google Apps for Teachers Julia Stiglitz - Business Development Manager Google Apps for Education 50 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom - Great presentation with links to many of the examples! Flash Card Center Gadget - Create flash cards from a Google spreadsheet GOOGLE FORMS IDEAS Formative and Summative Assessments - Especially good in 1:1 environments.

The Intersection of Project Share, BYOD, and PBL #SXSWedu


Rebecca King , Director of Teaching and Learning 9th Grade Academy students are all using Project Share for eportfolios. Decides on what will be assessed at the end and how it will be assessed. Multiple formative assessments - Ex: exit tickets, I have/who has - performed throughout the project. Teachers do not have desks in their classrooms. Students also assess each other and teacher takes that into consideration.


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. link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT’S ASSESSMENT. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment. link] THE BOOK WHISPERER (CLASSROOM 2.0

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

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Wednesday, September 10th at 4pm ISTE: Integrating STEM Learning Tools in K-12 Classrooms , presented by Paula Leach, Mano Talavier and Stephanie Playton of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). Are you overwhelmed with the idea of integrating STEM tools in the classroom? We’ll talk about how to choose STEM learning tools and how to use them to meet your classroom needs.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Homeschool+ Conference - Mathbreakers - Creative Commons - Gender in Gaming

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The classroom experience of ICT in ELT will be reviewed and showcased. Her research interests include; teacher education, ICT and testing and assessment. Join Common Sense Media to learn about resources for teaching digital citizenship in the iPad classroom.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

How do you integrate technology into 21st century classrooms? link] 21ST CENTURY LEARNING: RECYCLING IN THE CLASSROOM Tue 25 Oct 01:00AM New York / Tue 25 Oct 05:00AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 03:00PM Sydney Leigh Hofman. link] 21ST CENTURY LEARNING: RECYCLING IN THE CLASSROOM Tue 26 Oct 06:00PM New York / Tue 26 Oct 10:00PM GMT / Wed 26 Oct 08:00AM Sydney Leigh Hofman. link] JOY IN LEARNING (CLASSROOM 2.0 Join the Classroom 2.0

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

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Assessing Quality, Academic Rigor, and Innovation. Klein, Global Educator IIME develops 21st century skills through international collaborative learning - Atsuko Shiwaku The #Malala Project, An attempt at a Global PBL - Heidi Hutchison, 5th grade teacher 9:00pm KEYNOTE: Natalia Gil de Fainschtein - La educación necesita más Realidad Aumentada, con o sin computadoras Anime as a Catalyst for Global Collaboration: Media Literacy Projects for the Flat Classroom - Dr. Michele L.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

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Publish your ePortfolio using Weebly - Valerie R. The best of all worlds - Elizabeth Anne 1:00pm Armed with Empathy: Creating a Classroom Climate for Collaboration - Dan Curcio Educators as Social Networked Learners - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Build a Bridge: Transitioning to STEM TPBL - Beth Witte, Program Coordinator Creating Citizen Scientists in the Classroom - Matthew Rudisi – Science Faculty (Biology) Re-awakening Students’ Curiosity - Frank Kowalski, Physics Prof.