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. This is optional, of course.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The time to implement digital portfolios is at the start of the course. Students can use an Assessing my Assessment sheet to reflect on their growth and identify areas for improvement. For one course my students used Pinterest for their portfolios and Prezi , Voicethread , and Capzles for their final reflections. Effective Technology Integration back to school back2school backtoschool digital portfolio digital portfolios elearning eportfolio

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.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

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.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve also included information about how I assessed the portfolio. Receive credit through Andrews University in New York and take the course in the comfort of your home. “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.”

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

techieMusings

The game is a way to begin synthesizing material from the beginning of the course through to the end. If they were doing this on paper, I really wouldn’t be able to assess this until after class if I collected their papers. Of course, I circulate the room constantly and look at what students are doing, saying, and writing. I think this activity is a perfect addition to my student’s ePortfolio, as the reflection piece was built right into the assignment.

3 Ways Educators Should Use Blogs

Gaggle Speaks

ePortfolios. As educators, you often need to assess growth in a student’s knowledge over time. 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.

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

Bryan Alexander

Indeed, Anya stated they educators are “fumbling” on qualitative assessment so far. Anya offered an anecdote, that some district-level benchmark tests are starting to get cut back by using software-based assessments. Future Trends Forum assessment data dystopia testing

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016

The ASIDE Blog

As videos and online media put information squarely in the hands of learners, both children and teachers feel more empowered than ever to chart their own courses in meeting the various standards.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. Instead of focusing solely on the final product or assessment, badging encourages kids to find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal.

Personalized Learning Plan Skills Template

Learning With Lucie

In my original Template students/participants each are privately assigned a number and fill out their skill level 'before" and after a course, workshop, summer camp, etc. The students update the first sheet throughout the course or at the end of a workshop.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. Instead of focusing solely on the final product or assessment, badging encourages kids to find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Held over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones), there will likely be over 150 presentations. We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months.

Who’s Playing Matchmaker Between Students and Employers?

Edsurge

Competency Identification—new entrants that surface competencies via microcredentials, ePortfolios and competency-based assessments. Case studies or short courses—purpose-built short courses for specific industries or employers, allowing employers to view student work in real time. Courses can be as short as LearnUp’s 10-minute modules, or as long as Qubed’s 10-week certificate in fashion industry essentials.

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc

techieMusings

Web Tools: Digication – ePortfolio and Assessment Management Systems. Select a theme tab: https://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/. I had the chance to attend & keynote the AIMS Teachers Retreat this year! I came away with so many ideas and new friends.

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc

techieMusings

Web Tools: Digication – ePortfolio and Assessment Management Systems. Select a theme tab: https://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/. I had the chance to attend & keynote the AIMS Teachers Retreat this year! I came away with so many ideas and new friends.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Instructional Technologist 10:00am Online Collaborative Learning Model - Martha Cunningham , Director of Technology and Information Services Tools for a Visually Exciting ePortfolio - Gina Marandino - Educational Technology Specialist Who Can Teach?-

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network. The Summit is from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time.

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

EdTechSandyK

Rebecca King , Director of Teaching and Learning 9th Grade Academy students are all using Project Share for eportfolios. Courses and groups are used to communicate with students, classmates, and teachers. 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. Students also assess each other and teacher takes that into consideration.

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20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Partner Announcements Connected Courses : The goal for Connected Courses is to build an inclusive and expansive network of teachers and students, and provide educational offerings that make high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone. The go-at-your-own-pace collaborative course is free and open to all. Saturday, September 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Career Development Student Livebinders - Top 10 ePortfolio Livebinder Winner!

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference will be held online over the course of 3 days: July 11-13th. Her research interests include; teacher education, ICT and testing and assessment. Thursday, June 19th at 7pm Livebinders 2014 Top Ten Winners Announced , "How are you using LiveBinders as ePortfolios?"

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses.

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