How we built an ePortfolio platform for our district

eSchool News

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.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Digital portfolios are one of the most powerful ways my students take ownership of their learning and reflect on their learning journeys. Digital portfolios help students set, track, and achieve their academic learning goals. Students attach screenshots and links to their work along with a personal reflection of how they will apply the learning. The time to implement digital portfolios is at the start of the course.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” One of the most important ways to end the year is by getting students to reflect on the learning journey in your class. ” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work .

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

eSchool News

As part of its on-going efforts to improve communications, foster collaboration, and bolster student achievement, Nampa School District #131 (Nampa SD) in Nampa, Idaho has become the first school district in the state to implement the itslearning learning management system. For over a year our task force researched options and spoke with other districts and concluded that itslearning is the platform that will allow us to taking teaching and learning to the next level and beyond.”.

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Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices. Find the Google Doc handout with digital icebreakers, like Digital Bingo, here.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

David Crystal, a world renowned linguist, has researched text speak and digital writing for nearly a decade. He sheds light on many myths associated with writing with digital tools in this video interview and in his books and articles. We invest hours reading and writing on our digital devices every day. The problem is we don’t nurture or facilitate digital learning enough in schools. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. Help teachers learn to code.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. 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.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

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. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Candidate Advanced math for the young, the very young, and the young at heart - Dr. Maria Droujkova Affinity Spaces as Learning Tools - Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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This Weeks Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. A peak into a course focussing on building your undertanding of eportfolios. We will also invite participants to share their ideas, challenges and solutions in methods of reflective practice and the development of eportfolios. Join Corey to learn more about Cyberchase and our newest PBS resources.