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As technology increasingly sweeps through classrooms, it is crucial that educators capitalize on digital tools that will allow them to effectively engage students and set those students up for future success.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

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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.

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. Try Open School ePortfolio.

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.

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios


Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Classroom Technology An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future

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

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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


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. . I think this activity is a perfect addition to my student’s ePortfolio, as the reflection piece was built right into the assignment.

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

This is a fantastic way to learn and is one way for teachers to use podcasts in the classroom. Synth enables teachers and students to easily create an environment where classroom discussions can go further using their online conversational podcasts. What is a podcast?

Paul Solarz and His Student Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz has a student-centered classroom. In today’s show, Paul Solarz talks about how his students lead the classroom: Why Paul relaxes after spring break (it isn’t what you think). How a student-centered classroom flows.

Using Technology to Extend Speaking Practice in a Language Classroom.

Dr. Shannon Doak

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. Imagine being able to create an online environment that enables the practice of both listening and speaking while at home, away from the classroom! Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts UncategorizedLearning a foreign language is not an easy task.

PDF FlipBook on a Chromebook.

Dr. Shannon Doak

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

The Myth of the Magical Pill

Dr. Shannon Doak

In his book, John expresses the idea that it is mixing the old with the new that helps make a classroom environment that supports real learning. BYOD Capstone Computational Thinking Creation Creativity ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts Organization Visible Thinking

Making Thinking Visible Using Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

They are short, easy-to-learn mini-strategies that extend and deepen students’ thinking and become part of the fabric of everyday classroom life.” The use of this tool enables connection with communities outside the classroom.

Chrome Can: QR Codes

Dr. Shannon Doak

Even educators make use of these great little codes in their classrooms. More great ways to use these tools in the classroom can be found here. Chromebooks Creation ePortfolios Innovation InTECHgration Idea My Thoughts Uncategorized

Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

Dr. Shannon Doak

Watch this great TED Talk titled “More than just a Meme” | Emily Sands | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity” Why Memes in the Classroom. So, how can I use memes in my classroom? Memes are easy to make and can add some fun to your classroom. What are memes?

Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak

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.

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Embrace Change in the New Year with Genius Hour

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Genius Hour is a powerful movement popping up in classrooms everywhere. edchat #edtech #GeniusHour badges blog ePortfolio research The idea encourages students to explore and develop their own passions and creativity.

Student Blogging: Importance of Authentic Audience and Student Ownership and Connecting Home with School

Dr. Shannon Doak

Having a place where students can share their work with family, enables a deeper connection to the learning happening in the classroom to the conversations that happen at home about the school day. Are there any benefits in the classroom? Creation ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts

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.

Chrome Can: Screencasting!

Dr. Shannon Doak

To learn more about how screencasting can be used in the classroom please visit this great blog post. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios Innovation

A Look at Blogging in the Classroom as we Start a new School Year


Blogs Seeing More Academic Use as ePortfolio Platform, and for Collaboration, Discussion, & Resource Sharing In 2013, reported that 74 percent of teachers agree that technology in the.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Adobe Spark in the classroom: The collection of tools in Adobe Spark are perfect for students and teachers alike. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) creative tools available online or as an app download.

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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.

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.

3 Ways Educators Should Use Blogs

Gaggle Speaks

They open up doors to a world of innovative approaches to classroom instruction, curriculum design and much more. ePortfolios. Try using a blog as an ePortfolio where students can store and track their assignments. Classroom Blogs.

Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Penrod Stock is a Lee County (Georgia) middle school classroom teacher. Sculpted from her experience in economic development, she is passionate about student eportfolios.

Dynamic Digital Portfolios #SXSWedu


The showcase aspect of a portfolio can be a PR tool for yourself and what is going on in your classroom. 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. Epsilen allows you to do both at the same time.)

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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. The perfect ePortfolio. The OneNote app makes it easy to build and track an ePortfolio.

New Posted Resources 11/25/2010

The Web20Classroom

ISTE NETS e-Portfolio Templates tags : ePortfolio nets favorite Project-Based Learning tags : pbl favorite How To Create A RSS Feed Bundle On Google Reader tags : RSS googlereader favorite Top 10 Wordle Lessons for the Classroom tags : wordle favorite Posted from Diigo.

New Posted Resources 10/21/2010

The Web20Classroom

Sample Lessons - iPad in Education tags : ipad favorite The Google Classroom tags : googleapps favorite Education Week: The Misuse of Professional Development tags : professionaldevelopment PD favorite Podcasting at an Elementary School | School Technology Solutions tags : podcasting favorite 21st Century Teaching / Digital Storytelling tags : digitalstorytelling favorite Cybraryman Internet Catalogue-iPad tags : Ipad favorite 10 Ideas For Class Blog Posts |

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


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.

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."

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

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. Homework, assessments, projects.