How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time. Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios. How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites.

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

What makes Seesaw such an awesome option as a digital portfolio is the way that it empowers kids to build and keep a digital portfolio totally independently with features like QR code login for young students. From the teacher perspective, Seesaw makes it simple to access student work immediately from their own device. Content is easily searchable by student and makes it simple to review student progress over time and keep track of growth.


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How One High School is Helping Students Craft Eportfolios People Will Actually Read


A significant number of K-12 teachers looking to move away from student success measures that focus on standardized testing and grades are turning towards eportfolios, online websites showcasing projects tied to learning objectives. Unfortunately for many educators using the medium, the audience they hope to garner—university admissions officers and potential employers—simply aren’t clicking. I always thought, ‘To what end and why do we do this?

Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s how. Today Laura Penrod Stock @tweetmeego coaches students to create powerful student-led conferences with their parents. By creating unique year-long portfolios, Laura believes students connect with their parents to help plan their future work and share their learning. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Their structure for student-led conferencing as it relates to 9-grade registrations.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. 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.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the most important ways to end the year is by getting students to reflect on the learning journey in your class. They need to reflect on the purpose of different tasks and projects. They need understand what learning they achieved and think about how to use this learning in their future classes and life. Students also need to own their achievements and feel proud no matter their final grades. How to Use this Template.

Canvas - learning management system - great for e-portfolios

Educational Technology Guy

Canvas is a learning management system that is also a great way to have students create e-portfolios. 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. here''s a CanvasLive training on ePortfolios (52 minutes). eportfolios learning management system

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Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak

Portable Document Format (PDF), is a widely used file type and, therefore, learning how to work with PDFs on a Chromebook is something every student should learn. Some of the things you can do with PDFs is, annotate them, split them, combine them, convert them to different formats, convert different files to PDFs, and lock and unlock them. In this post, I will introduce web apps that will allow you to do many things with PDFs.

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

Shake Up Learning

Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. In part four, Kasey explains how we can go BEYOND the walls of our classrooms, and how to go BEYOND the due date and encourage students to continue learning about the things that interest them.

Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers. How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard. However, teachers do have the ability to help students practice various skills using technology. We can get students to problem-solve, code, program, create, publish, troubleshoot, experiment, research and so forth with technology. One of the most important skills students will need is to present themselves with technology.

How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

This week at Anastasis, we watched Kid President’s rules for being more awesome in this new year: “What if all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else?” I’m taking this resolution to heart and want to help make your year awesome! In February, we want to energize you to make the rest of 2016 more awesome with the 5Sigma Education Conference. Innovative uses of technology and ePortfolios.

Printing Comments Made on a Google Doc

Dr. Shannon Doak

A colleague of mine came to me today to find out the best way to print a Google Doc with the comments connected to the document. She had done some research herself about how to do this and was showing me a Word document she had downloaded with the comments on the side margin. However, when she went to print this the comments were cut off. We delved into the printer settings to see what was the issue but couldn’t figure it out.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills. I’ve also included the links to Advancement Courses’ professional development courses that relate to this topic. You’ll even want to start with a Wow.

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Chrome Can: Screencasting!

Dr. Shannon Doak

One of the 21st-century literacy skills for students according to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is to “create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts.” ” What this means is that students need to be given the chance to create more than just written text. One of the easiest ways to enable students to create in the video format is to have them create screencasts. It is easy to install and setup.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). The example above took under 2min to create and share! Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. This is particularly helpful for your students who struggle with a place to start but are brilliant with a little nudge. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

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. It is a part of the section for capstone leaders to consider in the process of project design and evaluation. The capstone process culminates in a presentation to an authentic audience.” How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

Dynamic Digital Portfolios #SXSWedu


Carol Teitelman Region XIII Distance Learning Link to Prezi from presentation: [link] Dr. Helen Barrett [link] Portfolios fall into two different types. Epsilen allows you to do both at the same time.) Why is this artifact in my portfolio and why do I want to keep it here? Allows you to pull all of your content on the Internet into one place. link] Examples Gallery of Teaching & Learning - [link] Online Tools - How do we embed these in portfolios?

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New Posted Resources 11/25/2010

The Web20Classroom

ISTE NETS e-Portfolio Templates tags : ePortfolio nets favorite Project-Based Learning tags : pbl favorite How To Create A RSS Feed Bundle On Google Reader tags : RSS googlereader favorite Top 10 Wordle Lessons for the Classroom tags : wordle favorite Posted from Diigo.

3 Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Here are the three hottest posts that you don’t want to miss! For a second week, the post with the most views shares why school choice does not lead to fair competition. Read the post to learn more. Read that post and discover why the data around the population charter schools serve is misleading, the truth about student performance at charter schools, evidence about their lack of transparency, what the true intent of charters was meant to be, and more.

3 Hottest Posts Most Popular On The Innovative Educator

The Innovative Educator

Here are the three hottest posts that you don’t want to miss! Fighting fake news, increasing parent engagement, and ePortfolios. Making its way to the top for the first time is a post that points to four fabulous sites you can turn to fight fake news. Next up I recap my #SXSWEdu panel discussion hosted by Common Sense Education and outline 9 ways to increase parent engagement using digital media. Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator?

New Posted Resources 06/08/2010

The Web20Classroom

25 Google Wave Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp tags : googlewave , favorite Blogs as Web-Based Portfolios « Libraries and Transliteracy tags : eportfolio , blogs , favorite TLN Teacher Voices: Outrageous Student Engagement Teaching Content Outrageously: How to Captivate All Students and Accelerate Learning tags : teaching , favorite Be the Change. Will You Wave?

4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey


Blogging is a popular activity in classrooms today because it allows students to share their writing with a broader audience and teachers to communicate with parents. There are a myriad of platforms to choose from: edublogs , Kidblog (especially good for elementary age children), Blogger , wordpress , and most LMS systems have a blogging platform built in. Blogs as ePortfolio. Blogs can be set to private, public, and shared with specific individuals or groups.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It is important we help our students create meaningful messages and learn to effectively collaborate and respect their peers. Below are slides, resources, and bookmarks to help you get your students to learn effectively on the virtual learning environments (VLEs) you create for them.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Even when schools do allow access many teachers still need ideas, resources and training to be able to manage how their students stay focused and learn effectively with devices. Below, are many ideas, resources and tips for motivating your students to practice writing on their devices. Feel free to slideshow (free to download) and bookmarks below. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091

Shake Up Learning

As students learn and grow throughout the year, new work is added to their portfolio to showcase their best work or to show growth over time. Click To Tweet. Thank you to the Blended Learning with Google contributors for sharing your expertise!

Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink Channels provide users with the ability to organize images into embeddable interactive albums with the click of a button. Teachers and students have the flexibility to build Channels that are connected to learning goals and compliment classroom routines. Channels are a fantastic addition to ThingLink EDU, with many opportunities for use for teaching and learning. Use SoundCloud to embed a narrated overview of the story.

Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

I’m always amazed at how Mike innovates in his classroom. But we all have stories to tell, and at every grade level and subject area. Mike is also the author of one of the most popular blog posts on Shake Up Learning, How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites.

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. Our primary goal is to build a world-class-quality K-12 technology service system, including achieving Level 2 in the ‘process and results’ categories of the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Education.”.

STEAM It Up for Struggling Students! 15+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. We tend to get too caught up in teaching with books or slides. With technology, students can create mindmaps, comics, eportfolios, digital stories, podcasts, videos, movie trailers, radio shows, blogs, scavenger hunts, infographics, multimedia posters, infographics and more! Get to know them! Get them to experiment!

4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students


It doesn’t have to be this way! As teachers, one of our main goals in the classroom is to engage our students in meaningful activities. In this post, I’m going to show you four awesome tools that will help you engage your students in almost any lesson. Click here to learn more.

New Posted Resources 11/14/2011

The Web20Classroom

A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu


Questions to Ask: Who will manage institution? Irving is a large district with 35,000 students, so they wanted to find a small group for piloting. They decided to start with T3 grant participants, instructional technology specialists, and high school math teachers who needed access for training materials. Tipping Point: Presented Epsilen to upper administration, who started using it in ways they had not planned yet but were happy to see.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Even when schools do allow access many teachers still need ideas, resources and training to be able to manage how their students stay focused and learn effectively with devices. Below, are many ideas, resources and tips for motivating your students to practice writing on their devices. Feel free to slideshow (free to download) and bookmarks below. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. As education technology proliferates, research supports the notion that overall student achievement will improve as students gain the ability to learn at their own pace with a variety of teaching styles and formats available to them.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar , complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning.