7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance


7 digital portfolio guidelines. We have prepared seven guidelines that show how easy it is to implement digital portfolios in the classroom. There is an unspoken rule that handling documents of any kind can turn into complete chaos, pretty quickly.

College Board Revises AP US History Guidelines After Controversy

K-12 Schools - Education News

After controversy over the guidelines for the Advanced Placement United States History curriculum, a new, “more-balanced” take on the past was released last week that will go into effect immediately.

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Trimester Project: Documenting Growth & Reflecting on Connections Using @SutoriApp with Embedded @Flipgrid Responses & @Desmos Graphs #edtech #mathchat


Documenting Growth & Reflecting on Connections. The final trimester project I created asked students to use Sutori to “document their growth & reflect on connections in AP Calculus.” If you are interested in seeing the full project guidelines, along with the rubric I used for grading, you can find that information here: Trimester 1 Sutori Project Details.

Some Quick Guidelines for Better Typography


Document design matters! Evan Snider and George have written on ways that designing with accessibility in mind can make a document more readable, which is certainly true. Editorial Productivity document design typography

Department of Education Spearheads Ed Tech Developers Guide

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A 66-page document sets recommended guidelines for educational technology developers. Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Management

Shifting into 8th (On MLA’s new edition)


And, there are some key changes between MLA 7 and MLA 8 in this fresh look at documenting sources that you will need to note! Recognizing that works are now published in a dizzying array of formats, MLA 8 recommends one universal set of guidelines that apply across source types.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

of respondents indicated that PDF documents are very or somewhat likely to pose significant accessibility issues. Reality: Content placed directly on your site following WCAG guidelines can be read more easily across platforms.

Creating Social Media Guidelines.The Handout

The Web20Classroom

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a project for Edutopia and Facebook Education to develop a set of steps to follow when developing social media guidelines in your school or district. This all came about from my presentation at ASCD this year where I outlined how we created a document that promoted the use of social media by our teachers and our students but also gave tips on responsible use. I have embedded the document below for download.

Fact or Fallacy: Stay Up to Date on the Best Practices for Password Security

EdTech Magazine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released Special Publication 800-63B: Digital Identity Guidelines — the newest set of guidelines — in mid-2017. Fact or Fallacy: Stay Up to Date on the Best Practices for Password Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:59.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to www.ToyotaDreamCarUSA.com/CoolCat to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today.

Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

There are several resources available to help educators design learning experiences that meet the UDL guidelines. Get the UDL Guidelines. There are several resources available to help educators design learning experiences that meet the UDL guidelines.

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Designing for accessibility in e-learning


WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines have been created by the World Wide Web Consortium ( W3CM ), the same organization that is behind HTML, CSS, XML and other technical stuff that make the Internet possible.

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Digital Promise

The Obama administration put forth several guidance documents that changed the way the federal government protected students with disabilities. ” Can states continue to follow these guidance documents, even if President Trump rescinds them? I think in this case, if the guidance documents are rescinded, some states will likely excel and continue to do the good work they’re doing for students with disabilities, and some districts within states are going to do the same thing.

3 Steps to Creating An Accessible Website

The Innovative Educator

Fortunately, more and more platforms support the ability to create and maintain websites that are compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Website owners want all visitors to their site to be able to access the content.

What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media. The UDL Guidelines provide a deep dive into each of the principles to checkpoints that provide resources, examples, and research. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

Gaggle Speaks

In May 2016, the US Department of Justice proposed the use of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standards as the as the guidelines for school websites. Use an authoring tool to create accessible PDF documents.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

While IHEs and districts across the country are doing the same, they lack the time, incentives, and mechanism to document their findings. “ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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#ASCD12-A Presentation On Creating Social Media Policies For Schools And Districts

The Web20Classroom

Here is our presentation : And here is our resource document : And the video we created to help educators understand the importance of the use of Social Media in Education: The message here is a simple one.

iTunes U course: Publishing an iBook on the French Revolution (or any other topic)

Kairos EdTech

If you want to have access to all documents including project guidelines, rubrics, descriptions, resources and instructions, please enroll and within 24 hours, I will grant access to the course.

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. And then they usually create policy documents that hector and admonish youth and educators about all of the things they shouldn’t do. My newest article is out. A segment is below. You can read the full article online or in AASA’s School Administrator magazine. Consider your tone.

I Can’t Tell Them What They’ll Do (Classrooms, Justice, and Legacies)

The Jose Vilson

I fill out this Word document with an objective, a Do Now / warm-up activity, the materials we’ll need for class, a lesson with an essential question, a box for modifications, an activity, a closing activity, and a homework assignment. I have guidelines in my classroom, not rules.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

There are some general guidelines for creating a physically safe makerspace. Students can also document and share their processes and findings in a manner that allows both other students in the class and the larger maker community to review and comment.

Peer Feedback That Works

Ask a Tech Teacher

All students need to do is share their completed document with their peer reviewer. Assessing student learning traditionally is accomplished with tests. The problem teachers have with this approach is managing them.

Digital Portfolios and Content


Professional Learning Portfolios: Educators seeing themselves as lifelong learners, recognizing the value of documenting for their own learning and the learning of others. documentation of the learning journey: we all know that “learning” can’t necessarily be demonstrated with a one time exam.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

For educators who want to help their students build these skills of hope, here are five research-based guidelines. STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. My advanced degree is in counseling.

Some Very Bad News about the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

That piece was based on the text of the most recent public draft (which I will call the “public draft” below), which many of us believed to be the document the 40th Congress unanimously approved. The tl;dr. I recently wrote a brief essay about the wonderful new UNESCO OER Recommendation.

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How to create accessible e-learning design


The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s way easier to follow and implement accessibility guidelines and principles when creating from scratch online learning materials for courses rather than do this later.

Teacher Tips: Handling a Helicopter Parent


Start off the year with a guidelines and expectations document that students take home, and ensure parents have read it by asking them to sign it and send it back to you.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment @BullisSchool: Megacity Project Using @Weebly, @SutoriApp, @GoogleMaps #edtech


Their final project is to document their research and findings in a Weebly website. We found that Sutori was an easy way for students to document their progress and track what they learned and did on a daily basis. What we learned – and will do better in the future – is that students need detailed guidelines on what this documentation process should look like.

Getting Ready for LGBTSTEM Day

Educator Innovator

In May of 2016, the LGBTQ Alliance of the American Alliance of Museum’s released the LGBTQ Welcoming Guidelines. These Welcoming Guidelines were created based off the Core Standards of AAM, and breakdown how the guidelines apply to AAM’s Standards of Excellence and Functional Areas.


Lead For the Job You Want

The Principal of Change

In Alberta, we have a document for leaders titled, “ The Principal Quality Practice Guideline “, which is meant to share guidelines for effective leadership. ”, it would be, “How are you meeting these guidelines?”

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Thus, these documents often become vast lists of ways users can get themselves into trouble, followed by an extensive pyramid of possible consequences. These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


During the first month of school, send an introduction letter to parents with class guidelines and information about the upcoming year.[12] Here are a few ideas for items that you could include on the document: Strengths and weaknesses. The first few months of school pass by so quickly.

Designing School Recess To Helps Kids Learn, Play And Eat Healthy Foods


Those are just a few of the issues in new guidelines designed to help schools have good recess. The new guidelines, in two documents, offer educators a list of 19 evidence-based strategies and a template to show them what a good recess policy looks like. Before lunch is better, the guidelines say, because recess can make kids hungry, and thus more likely to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. What’s the best time for students to have recess?