Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

The digital portfolio tools below help students document their work in multiple ways and also can be used throughout a student’s learning journey. My elementary students love their Seesaw digital portfolios. I’ve also had college students document their work using Google Slides (click for a free template your students can copy/edit), Padlet , and Pinterest. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

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” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1 Learning stations are a staple in most elementary classrooms.

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What to do when you lose a digital document

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Elementary-age students rarely know the file name. With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s simple to track, isn’t it? It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. Maybe.

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Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning

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Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning contributed by Shelley Hudson For early elementary teachers, measuring student learning is especially challenging. Early elementary teachers assess student learning through 1:1 conversations, student artwork and more. The post Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Another document created by the learners was the order form: Highlights – Selling, Making, Packaging, and Delivering the Products. I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

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Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” I’ve seen it happen, and it is pure joy to listen to the squeal of a six year old who discovers his friend’s cursor inside of his document. Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success! Technology in Elementary Classrooms. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Klassroom, the first parent-teacher communication app designed specifically for elementary schools

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Teachers can create a new class in just minutes, and they invite parents to access posts in the class feed including announcements, homework, videos, pictures of activities, polls, events, documents, and more.

Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. The Kinglsey elementary team (Rich Rountree, Sean Selby, Sara Trowbridge, Kendra Bell, and Lynn Alford) decided to leverage their class set of Chromebooks and turn a paper book report assignment into a digital process using Google Forms and Docs. To do this, we first created a template document with merge tags.

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

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We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. Turn your students into researchers while they sift through interviews, historical documents and photographs. 6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator Click To Tweet. Teachers have plenty of places to go to enhance pedagogy. Sometimes, having too many choices can make the task of finding online resources a bit challenging.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

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I have the documentation to verify these results. All teachers were expected to document student writing at least six times a year in a digital portfolio tool. Only the writing portfolio process along with the incorporation of digital portfolios to document and share this process was a focus in our faculty trainings. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

I have the documentation to verify these results. All teachers were expected to document student writing at least six times a year in a digital portfolio tool. Only the writing portfolio process along with the incorporation of digital portfolios to document and share this process was a focus in our faculty trainings. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

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All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. In this blog post and episode, I share some of the ways I believe nurture creativity in students. Sponsor: The U.S.

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

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We’ve developed “Look for” documents to support teachers and administrators in envisioning how this fusion could work in elementary and middle school classrooms. What are “Look for” documents? Why are these “Look for” documents important?

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Connecting School Learning with Local Businesses.even for elementary students.

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Mr. Matthews immediately called the meeting to order and answered the questions on the document for the students. I'm thankful for Chattanooga and how it supports education in the Tennessee Valley. I'm thankful for local businesses that support the learning happening at Chattanooga Christian School. Recently we have been blessed by support from Bridge Innovate to allow our students to participate in a design thinking challenge.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

However, an anchor links within the document. I do this an easy way in a long document by making headings. they are a big time saver for students and teaches on long documents, for example, if you’re writing a book. Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

COLUMN: Education needs more ambitious women

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That’s more than double the percentage of female superintendents documented in 2000 (13.1 Andre Perry Columnists Elementary to High School News 2020 Election Gender Politics PrincipalsMany men reacted to the choice of Sen.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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When they’re finished, students can just attach the link from their Google Drive and the other students can listen and understand exactly what the issues are and where in the document to find them. Students can bring up a historical document on their screen and analyze the artifact. Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use the camera on your Chromebook or laptop, mobile phone or tablet, or document camera. However, if you’re using a document camera or down-facing camera, laying an item down and then putting the next on top of it seems to work best. Here’s what I love about inviting students to scan the document themselves — they get immediate feedback. Part of this, of course, is teaching them to clear the results before the next student scans his or her document.

16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – ??

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Kindergarten – lower elementary 4. Upper Elementary – Middle School 7. We document what they make and share them. All Grades All Subjects Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Lesson Plans Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) TeachersFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers!

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. I have a picture of her to document that she was folding along as she was watching this video. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

Flipgrid for every classroom

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In the science classroom, students can: share each step of an experiment through the scientific method with each step being a new video, document dissection, reflect on failures, show the process of building or designing, make predictions, document process, demonstrate, post wonderings, or class challenges. Students could use Flipgrid to document learning progress throughout the year and use it as a way to review their growth.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

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The vocabulary builder will also pull things from a document you’ve created, and it will add the picture to go with it as well as a study note. Melissa is dual certified in Elementary Education and Special Education. Melissa Mann on episode 167 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

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Eric: You could definitely use these with your elementary students without a doubt. You could definitely use this with your lower elementary students. So it definitely scales up for upper elementary and for middle school kids as well. You basically start by putting your text into the document that you’re going to share out with the students, or they can put their own text in there.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Did you do anything to document that? It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. I’ve been working a little bit with some folks in the elementary world, which is a stretch for me. All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Schools will look radically different during a pandemic. We want to see your photos and videos of what’s changed.

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report hopes to document this educational experiment by sharing photos and videos from students, parents and teachers that show how schools have been physically transformed. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News

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7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

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History teams research, document, and write about the history. Administrators Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Policy Makers Research Science Teachers Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Teachers

Why Black families are choosing to keep their kids remote when schools reopen

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For families with documented health challenges, Gill said the district would “do whatever is necessary, whether it’s electronic or paper and pencil.”. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Mississippi News Race and Equity Mississippi newsletter

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District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

NCTM has a document that outlines, “What is an excellent math program?”. Administrators All Grades Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Steven Weber on episode 319 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. More than 60 teachers in Dr. Steven Weber’s district helped write their math curriculum. Now, they are excited.

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White men have the edge in the school principal pipeline, researchers say

The Hechinger Report

For one, researchers have documented that Black principals are often better at attracting and retaining Black teachers. The 18 percent disadvantage for Black candidates was calculated after controlling for education, years of experience, type of school (elementary, middle or high school) and location (city, suburb or rural area). So keeping women principals at the elementary school level also diminishes their chances at rising to the very top posts in education leadership.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Hope also distributes original lesson plans and curriculum materials through her blog, Elementary Shenanigans, and the “Teachers Pay Teachers” website. All Subjects Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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A first year teacher shares elements of an awesome mentoring experience

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We have this document online that’s very collaborative. All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides. Lindsay George on episode 321 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helping first-year teachers learn and grow is a challenge facing education systems worldwide.

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

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They send me a notification (tag me in a comment or whatever within that document or slide or whatever it may be), and I can go approve that they’ve done the task or not. As an elementary teacher, Lee Ann has a passion for teaching kids not only about content, but life lessons as well. Lee Ann Yonker on episode 168 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Motivating Teachers to Include Everyone

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Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Students TeachersKelly Malloy on episode 176 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Get inspired to include every child as fourth grade teacher, Kelly Malloy, shares us how she focuses on children.

PROOF POINTS: A turnaround on school turnarounds

The Hechinger Report

Another risk is when higher income students flee a school that is undergoing a turnaround, which a North Carolina study documented. A September 2020 meta-analysis found that student achievement tended to improve after a school turnaround. But not always.