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. An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document student effort, progress, and achievement over time. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment. Dr. Helen Barrett has been researching strategies and technologies for ePortfolios since 1991.

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 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. Student ePortfolio Reflections. These are some examples of their eportfolios.

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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 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. Student ePortfolio Reflections. These are some examples of their eportfolios.

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 a link to the Canvas Guides of a video (less than five minutes) walking students through setting up an ePortfolio. There is also a longer version which goes into details of how ePortfolios work, how to create them, why they''re used, etc. eportfolios learning management system

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It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

Our bottom line as educators is always about the learning and doing what’s best for students. Also works on mobile.). Check out this post on How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites , by Mike Mohammed.

Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Follow the #DigCit hashtag and website to find a community of educators who will support you in teaching your students citizenship. 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 ! Enjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

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

Bryan Alexander

It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” This last point has been a major theme in this quadrant of American higher education as far back as the 1990s. I had two measly slides for ePortfolios, the main thrust of which was “go to AAEEBL !”,

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. 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 ! Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

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. mobile app Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014 Been for Education - A innovative site for Social Learning that allows educators to surf and collaborate on the web w/ their students in a safe environment where educators create/manage student accounts. Also, educators can monitor, add assignments, and grade students.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category behind laptops and up 40 percent in usage since 2013. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

Google Photos Now Available in Your GAFE Account

EdTechnocation.com

Starting May 5, 2015, Google Apps for Education accounts should start to receive the recently announced Google Photos in their Google Drive for iOS, Android, the web. If you use the Google+ mobile app, then you may already be familiar with the option to automatically back up your photos and videos to Google+. Now +Google for Education accounts have access to Google Photos as well! You can turn on this folder from the Settings on the web or in the mobile app.

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

Edsurge

It’s the largest portfolio initiative for teaching eportfolios in higher education that’s focused on what am I doing to improve student learning,” says Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor at California State University’s chancellor's office. One rub is that few scholars have experience doing education research—so they’re winging it compared to the training they’ve had doing research in their own disciplines. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. but this is so that it can be part of Connected Educator Month , a month-long set of terrific activities to help educators connect with each other. as well as a special educational start-up "pitchfire" event. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

Starts Tonight - Free "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Keynotes and Conference. Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a free event, thanks to generous support from ClassFlow , and brings together classroom educators and innovators from around the world. Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to ReinventingtheClassroom.com on your mobile device. Reinventing the Classroom kicks off tonight (US Eastern Time) with some great keynote speaker sessions, and runs all day tomorrow, Thursday, May 1st. So exciting!

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

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach explains the connection between "Connected Educator Month" and her book, The Connected Educator. NOTE: TIMES BELOW HAVE BEEN CORRECTED) Friday, August 24 - Times in US-Eastern Daylight Time ( international time links ) 9:00am--KEYNOTE: Angela Maiers 10:00am--ePortfolios to Enhance Students'' Career Opportunities - Gina Marandino - Educational Technology Specialist 10:00am--Three Clicks and You''re In.to This is it!

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

and the Discovery Educator Network. Gap: Mathematics Integration through 21st C publishing by Peg Hartwig Connecting students across and beyond schools by Robert Sbaglia Cool Educational Uses for QR Codes by Rita A. 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.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is organized in conjunction with Connected Educator Month , and the conference is based on a highly inclusive model for participation and designed to encourage peer professional development--which means we want you to come and learn from each other! as well as a special educational start-up "pitchfire" event. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m going to talk about the "Learning Revolution:" why I think this is such an important time historically for learning, tying that back to what I''ve learned in the last seven years of building online communities for education, and then sharing my newest project: LearningRevolution.com. Long Teacher Environmental Education, Biology and General Science 6:00pm Increase your modern language students'' speaking fluency through mobile learning - Harry G.

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Week of November 29, 2010 - 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. EPORTFOLIOS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: THE TRIALS 2010 (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Mon 29 Nov 08:30PM New York / Tue 29 Nov 01:30AM GMT / Tue 29 Nov 11:30AM Sydney Coach Carole. Data and results will be shared from the 2010 Eportfolio Implementation Trials.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Student Entrepreneurship - Gaming in Ed - Google Summit Recordings

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Our first-ever, free, and online "Gaming in Education" conference starts next week with special keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings (US time). More information and signup at [link] Google for Education Recordings Available.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Homeschool+ Conference - Mathbreakers - Creative Commons - Gender in Gaming

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Do you have an instructional method, project, or idea that you are passionate about and will “wow” other educators? It will be free for educators worldwide to attend and in the past we had thousands of teachers attend from over 100 different countries.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month. Publish your ePortfolio using Weebly - Valerie R. The best of all worlds - Elizabeth Anne 1:00pm Armed with Empathy: Creating a Classroom Climate for Collaboration - Dan Curcio Educators as Social Networked Learners - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.