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.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The time to implement digital portfolios is at the start of the course. 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“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Receive credit through Andrews University in New York and take the course in the comfort of your home. Final Reflection- An overall reflection is included which describes the student’s growth throughout the course. “We do not learn from experience.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. The course is task based and I’m fortunate to be one of the instructors. The course will soon be over so I am grading their reflective eportfolio final projects. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown.

Canvas - learning management system - great for e-portfolios

Educational Technology Guy

It has task management, reminders, calendars, audio and video messages, badges, chat, collaborative workspaces, course creation, discussions, a dashboard, mobile apps and much more. here''s a CanvasLive training on ePortfolios (52 minutes). eportfolios learning management system

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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.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. The course is task based and I’m fortunate to be one of the instructors. The course will soon be over so I am grading their reflective eportfolio final projects. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown.

Chrome Can: QR Codes

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

I have personally used this method in an AR/VR course that I taught a couple of summers ago. Chromebooks Creation ePortfolios Innovation InTECHgration Idea My Thoughts Uncategorized

Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

For my courses, my students use these curation tools to build their eportfolios. Eportfolios for Meaningful Student Learning from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Examples of my students’ pinterest eportfolios. Follow Shelly Sanchez’s board Students ePortfolios Digital Storytelling for Teachers INTEF on Pinterest. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers. How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

3 Ways Educators Should Use Blogs

Gaggle Speaks

ePortfolios. Try using a blog as an ePortfolio where students can store and track their assignments. The great thing about using a blog as an ePortfolio is that students will always have access to it even after they’ve completed your course.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can create eportfolios with social bookmarking tools and as a final project create eportfolio presentations in which they reflect on the learning for each module/unit. Check out my students’ reflective eportfolio presentations here ! Check out the hashtag for my course, Twitter.com/hashtag/storytelling_intef ! Read about the impact of these ideas in my course, Bit.ly/intefshelly. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Blogs as ePortfolio. This makes them a great platform for students to build their own ePortfolio. View the Full Course Catalog at ettsummer.org. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Is Your LMS Safe for Students to Use?

Gaggle Speaks

Canvas features collaborative workspaces, course management, discussion forums, eportfolios, analytics and reporting, quizzes, video and audio messaging, calendars and much more. If you have a place in K-12 education, you’ve likely heard of the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System).

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A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Special Ed department began creating online professional development courses in Epsilen, which helped them leave a mark since their positions will not be funded next year. Irving wanted to use ePortfolios with their students. For example, students by default cannot search for courses. Irving enabled this to make enrollment in online courses easier than the "invite to course" method. They use access codes so just anyone cannot enroll in the courses.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century.

The Best App for Digital Portfolios in Primary Schools

Rebecca Davies

I have spent no insignificant period of time over the course of my teaching career looking for the perfect app to act as a digital portfolio for my students.

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.

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. Ford says her redesigned course also worked for students.

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

Badging recognizes students for specific achievements within a unit or course of study. I can also use this combination of badges and eportfolios to record their ongoing learning and achievement and create a digital record of our dialogue.

Project Share Support Center #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Project Share Support Center: Scaffolding for a New Platform [link] Presentation Handout: [link] Presentation Prezi: https://prezi.com/secure/4cf2d078d1ad3e8f9f53cf43b51ba7536f2210e4/ There is a Project Share support center course where these tools are shared in Epsilen. They are also developing some of the OnTrack courses. Search for OnTrack courses to see lesson samples. Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

But that time with you is crucial; it can make all the difference in how they support their child as he navigates courses or college applications. Demonstrate how to check grades, order spirit wear, view weekly lesson plans, and—during spring conference season—register for next year’s courses. Create ePortfolios. For other ideas, check out these PD courses offered by Capella University.

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.

Friday - Final Day of the Learning 2.0 Conference with Sugata Mitra, Audrey Watters, Angela Maiers, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, and More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3rd Party Providers - Katie Leach, Online Course Coordinator/Gifted Support Teacher 11:00am--KEYNOTE: Audrey Watters 12:00pm--Put It Where They''re Looking - Text Your Students From Gmail and More! This is it! The fifth and final day of our virtual (and free) Learning 2.0 Conference.

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?-

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.

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

Bryan Alexander

One example: eportfolios dropped in one case because doing them decently was seen as too onerous. Anya asked us instead to see eportfolios as integrated into learning, and saving time from testing.

Nampa School District 131 becomes first in Idaho to implement the itslearning LMS

eSchool News

Designed specifically for the K-12 sector, itslearning is a cloud-based digital learning platform that gives teachers, students and parents access to as appropriate course materials, assignments, communities for collaboration, progress reports, and more. With itslearning they can also chat with teachers, collaborate on projects, reflect on learning with blogs and ePortfolios and show what they know – all in a safe online environment.

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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.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Badging recognizes students for specific achievements within a unit or course of study. I can also use this combination of badges and eportfolios to record their ongoing learning and achievement and create a digital record of our dialogue.

A Draft Educational Technology Landscape Map

Mark Smithers

So you would get a map that nearly always showed the LMS/VLE product at the centre with an eportfolio, some streaming media and some other technologies around the edge. Of course, if you do modify it, I’d be delighted if you’d let me know so that we can create something better between us.

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Week of May 15, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPORTFOLIOS IN MAY: EPORTFOLIOS IN THE TRADES ( Australia Series ) Mon 16 May 06:00PM New York / Mon 16 May 10:00PM GMT / Tue 17 May 08:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Eportfolio presentations from the hairdressing & building & construction industries; plus culinary arts & public health [link] SIGMS WEBINAR (TL Cafe) Mon 16 May 08:00PM New York / Tue 17 May 12:00AM GMT / Tue 17 May 10:00AM Sydney Gwyneth Jones.

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 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] ).

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Students started assisting fellow students in creating ePortfolios in Project Share. Student Perspective Like being able to do online projects and send them to ePortfolio. Showed them how to put finest work in showcase for others to see and how to access courses. Students are asking non-using teachers to begin posting course content in Project Share. Let teachers know they don''t have to create lessons in courses, they can just use forums, blogs, etc.

Is all learning social?

Learning with 'e's

Today was particularly interesting because I had a conversation on this blog with ePortfolio Keith (Keith Brennan aka @wiltwhatman), who was commenting on my Three Things post. This of course is a profound question, and one which demands some good theory and reflection.

Empowering Teachers: A Roadmap for Student Success #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Your district leaders can create courses around what your teachers need. State-wide TOT PD was delivered face-to-face, but now teachers can also access the state-wide course in Epsilen to refresh themselves on content they were exposed to over a year ago. State-wide TEKS PD courses in Epsilen have been huge resources for teachers. Using groups in project share, you can create opportunities in Epsilen for ongoing dialog between teacher cohorts/completers of courses.