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.

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. As we scramble to fully implement the Common Core Standards, ePortfolios can be an extremely useful tool to help students develop skills necessary for success in school and beyond. Try Open School ePortfolio.

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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

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

techieMusings

It’s definitely a huge inspiration behind my flipped classroom. 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. . Tool 3: OneNote – The next piece of this puzzle was students documenting this activity to be a resource to study from later.

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. What makes this a great tool for the classroom, is that it integrates with Google Drive. What makes Kami great is it is even more integrated into Google enabling teachers to create Google Classroom assignments from within Kami. How could you use these tools to improve the learning happening in your classroom?

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

Shake Up Learning

In part four, Kasey explains how we can go BEYOND the walls of our classrooms, and how to go BEYOND the due date and encourage students to continue learning about the things that interest them. Check all the links you post for parents, or share outside of your classroom.

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. In our lower school, our classrooms are 1:1 iPads. Other components that should be required are documents to keep notes, write, reflect, store data and resources on.

Dynamic Digital Portfolios #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

The showcase aspect of a portfolio can be a PR tool for yourself and what is going on in your classroom. www.intel.com/education/teachers [link] Portfolios need to be dynamic, living documents. elearning eportfolio portfolio Project Share sxswedu Texas Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session. Carol Teitelman Region XIII Distance Learning Link to Prezi from presentation: [link] Dr. Helen Barrett [link] Portfolios fall into two different types.

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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. On-the-go updates for “Just-in-time Learning” Office 365 offers the opportunity for users to make changes and updates to documents from anywhere, at any time. The perfect ePortfolio. The OneNote app makes it easy to build and track an ePortfolio.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Looking through a collection of teaching portfolios by her colleagues helped reassure her that she could redesign her course while preserving what worked about 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. 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

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. 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.

A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Irving wanted to use ePortfolios with their students. Who can access ePortfolios? Irving has decided to keep the ePortfolios within Irving for now since they are using with 8th grade and 4th grade and are not applying to college at this time. Students are using ePortfolios and enjoy uploading their information to them. One teacher who was at a training away from campus used Epsilen chat feature to communicate with his students back in the classroom.

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc

techieMusings

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? Interdisciplinary Ideas for the Social Studies Classroom. In flipping the classroom: “I had to provide some narrative for the information I was giving them.”. Document-based lesson.

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc

techieMusings

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? Interdisciplinary Ideas for the Social Studies Classroom. In flipping the classroom: “I had to provide some narrative for the information I was giving them.”. Document-based lesson.

A Day in the Life: Google Apps for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

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! Teacher can also add feedback for students to the document using Insert Comment feature.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

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. These documents are used by all students. Although I’m in a 1-to-1 classroom, students complete the unit activities with a partner to encourage read-aloud practice, rich discussion, and collaboration.

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Students started assisting fellow students in creating ePortfolios in Project Share. They went into classrooms and trained their peers. Another student talked to a teacher about letting students store their documents in Project Share instead of using flash drives. He wants to be 100% online in his classroom by the end of the semester. Student Perspective Like being able to do online projects and send them to ePortfolio.

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

EdTechSandyK

Used a visioning document by TASA. Rebecca King , Director of Teaching and Learning 9th Grade Academy students are all using Project Share for eportfolios. Periodically throughout project they refer back to this document and add questions as necessary. Teachers do not have desks in their classrooms. Notes from SXSWedu 2012 Concurrent Session Region XIII and Rockdale ISD Dr. Howell Wright, Superintendent of Rockdale , made an appearance by pre-recorded video.

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Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

These documents are used by all students. Although I'm in a 1-to-1 classroom, students complete the unit activities with a partner to encourage read-aloud practice, rich discussion, and collaboration. Tools4Students doesn't have a website, but in a classroom without iPads students could complete a graphic organizer on paper. Students share all their work with me using the Seesaw eportfolio app.

Wednesday - Brainstorming an Educational Profile Service

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The group is focused on online communities of practice (many of which are social networks like Classroom 2.0 ), the work being documented and extended at the Connected Educators site. I''m part of a working group led by Karen Cator , Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education.