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. An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document student effort, progress, and achievement over time. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment. Dr. Helen Barrett has been researching strategies and technologies for ePortfolios since 1991.

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Seesaw into the classroom: We’ve long used Evernote as our eportfolio of choice , because it was a simple (enough) entry point and gave students enough flexibility to show what they were working on. At Anastasis , even non-digital native assignments get captured in our eportfolio through the camera or video. An eportfolio is a great way to capture all learning so that those baby steps can be seen over time.


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PDF FlipBook on a Chromebook.

Dr. Shannon Doak

I have already written a post about working with PDFs on a Chromebook. I have also written about creating eBooks on Chromebooks. It is a great addition to your classroom Chromebooks or your student owned Chromebooks. This app could be used to view student-created ePortfolios during student-led conferences. BYOD Capstone Chrome Can Creativity ePortfolios Friday Tech Tip Innovation Visible Thinking

Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Chromebooks can do all of these things including creating eBooks. Chromebooks can read and create both of these formats. Chromebooks can create PDF’s in multiple ways. There are several ways Chromebooks can be used to create EPUB eBooks. Reading eBooks on a Chromebook. There are several eBook readers that work on a Chromebook. I highly recommend adding Readium to your and your student’s Chromebooks.

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Chrome Can: QR Codes

Dr. Shannon Doak

The best QR Code Generator and Scanner available for Chromebooks called The QR Code Generator can be found in the Chrome Web Store. The reason I say this is the best one for Chromebooks is that it not only enables you and your students to create QR Codes, it also allows you to scan them using your Chromebook. See QR Code scanning on a Chromebook in action! Chromebooks Creation ePortfolios Innovation InTECHgration Idea My Thoughts Uncategorized

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

Podcasts can be made on Chromebooks by using audio recording tools available. Yet another tool that can help make the Chromebook a fantastic computer for learning! Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios Innovation My ThoughtsWhat is a podcast? Google defines a podcast as” Traditionally, podcasts have been unidirectional.

Using Technology to Extend Speaking Practice in a Language Classroom.

Dr. Shannon Doak

Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts UncategorizedLearning a foreign language is not an easy task. There are multiple components to learning a language which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking. Often, in a language classroom, students have ample time to do all of these, but at home, work is usually focused on the reading and writing aspect of the language. This is because there is no other person at home to practice the language with.

Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak

Portable Document Format (PDF), is a widely used file type and, therefore, learning how to work with PDFs on a Chromebook is something every student should learn. The tool I like to use the most on my Chromebook to annotate PDFs is called As you can see, if you have a Chromebook you can do more than just read them. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation ePortfolios Innovation Organization

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Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

Dr. Shannon Doak

Tools to Create Memes on a Chromebook. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios InnovationWhat are memes? If you have been on social media, there is a good chance that you have come across a meme. If you are not sure what a meme is a quick Google define search defines a meme as. “an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.

Printing Comments Made on a Google Doc

Dr. Shannon Doak

Docx file; both of these options are troublesome with Chromebooks.” A great tool to add to Chrome and Chromebooks! . Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios InnovationA colleague of mine came to me today to find out the best way to print a Google Doc with the comments connected to the document. She had done some research herself about how to do this and was showing me a Word document she had downloaded with the comments on the side margin.

Chrome Can: Screencasting!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Chromebooks can be used to create screencasts. In fact, making a screencast on a Chromebook is super easy. There are currently two fantastic tools available on Chromebooks that make screencast creation simple. Another great tool for creating screencasts on a Chromebook is called Screencast-o-Matic. It is another very easy to use tool for the Chromebook. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios Innovation

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. Many schools have moved to Chromebooks because the price point is right and they are very capable devices that can help students do everything I mentioned above and more. The fifth grade also has access to a cart of Chromebooks.

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

Shake Up Learning

Or use the keyboard shortcut: Control + Shift + N (PC and Chromebook). Check out this post on How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites , by Mike Mohammed. The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

Mike is also the author of one of the most popular blog posts on Shake Up Learning, How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites. Related: 13 Tools to Record Audio on a Chromebook.

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016


As Chromebooks catch up to (or surpass) iOS devices, the Google Apps For Education ( GAFE ) suite of tools is clearly permeating state-wide districts. Other eye-opening sessions were engaging the writing process using Google Apps, WeVideo, and Recap with Megan Hugg ( @Megan Hugg ) and Lindsey Peet ( @LindsMariePeet ); liberating students from paper using ePortfolios with Betsy Hardy ; and tapping the lesser-known features of Google with Carol LaRow ( @larowc ).

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 3 The New Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

New Chromebooks: [link]. Android apps: Last May , Google announced that Android apps were coming to Chromebooks. In the coming weeks, Chromebook administrators will be able to create a library of approved Android apps and install them on select managed Chromebooks. ePortfolios. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 3 The New Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

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I can view the notes and highlights in my teacher dashboard, although I often ask students to take a screenshot of their thoughts and add to their Seesaw eportfolio so their parents can also see their thinking. Students share all of their work with me using the Seesaw eportfolio app. For classrooms with computers or Chromebooks, Google Slides or Explain Everything would be perfect presentation tools.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

Students share all their work with me using the Seesaw eportfolio app. For classrooms with computers or Chromebooks, Google Slides or Explain Everything would be perfect presentation tools. With a shift toward cross-curricular topics, essential questions, and project-based learning, my second graders are engaged in carefully structured reading themes or units rather than reading a new stand-alone picture book each week.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

iPads/Chromebooks). WeLearnedIt - An excellent free iPad for the mobile classroom, ePortfolios, and Project Based Learning. Well, it''s that time of year again for my favorite and most robust list on the top 100 Sites/Apps of the year. As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education.

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