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.

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

Edsurge

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?

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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. Students can log their learning using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. From the teacher perspective, Seesaw makes it simple to access student work immediately from their own device.

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.

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.” How Laura keeps up with student work. Here’s how.

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. 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. How to Use this Template.

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.

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.

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. Remember that if you register for any of these courses, use the code COOL20 to get the 20% discount reserved for my readers! Flipping Your Classroom: Redefining Homework and Instruction is an excellent course to help you with this.

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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

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Our bottom line as educators is always about the learning and doing what’s best for students. In this 4-part podcast series on Dynamic Learning with Google, Kasey shares all her favorite lesson ideas! Click To Tweet. Listen to this article: Shoutout.

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 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.

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. Inquiry learning. Learning excursions.

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.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. 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.

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. All capstones include the following phases: Proposal creation Content learning Skill building Research Implementation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning?

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. 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. Several tools are explicitly designed to support teachers.

Dynamic Digital Portfolios #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

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.) Internal (learning or reflection) External (showcase or accountability) Reflection a key part of keeping a portfolio. 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.

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Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

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The post Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides appeared first on 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. Click To Tweet. CLICK HERE to view.

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.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Digital badging is a new practice worth examining that can make students' discrete learning goals and accomplishments more transparent and concrete. Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. It's also a valuable tool for keeping parents informed about what kids are learning. Instead of focusing solely on the final product or assessment, badging encourages kids to find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal.

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.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Recording + This Week's Show | Learning Revolution Sessions #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The rest of this week's 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference sessions are below. To see all sessions submitted so far, and to correspond with presenters, click here. All times are US-Eastern Daylight Time - to see them in your own time zone and to get the links for attending live, click HERE. 6:00 PM - Creating an Elementary School Virtual Learning Commons using Google Sites: Session 1 of 3 with Aaron G.

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?

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Digital badging is a new practice worth examining that can make students' discrete learning goals and accomplishments more transparent and concrete. Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. It's also a valuable tool for keeping parents informed about what kids are learning. Instead of focusing solely on the final product or assessment, badging encourages kids to find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

The problem is we don’t nurture or facilitate digital learning enough in schools. 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.

Personalized Learning Plan Skills Template

Learning With Lucie

Like the Unit Overview Sheets that I’ve written extensively about on the Radical (see here , here and here ), Not Yet/You Bet Lists are designed to give students opportunities to track the essential content and skills that they are working to master. My mind immediately started to modify one of Google Sheets templates into a new version which could be used in student's personal learning plan using Bill's Not Yet/YouBet Lists concept.

Friday, May 15 Events - The Learning Revolution Online Daily Education Conference #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Welcome to the Friday, May 15th edition of the 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference. To see all sessions submitted so far, and to correspond with presenters, click here. TODAY'S SESSIONS : All times are US-Eastern Daylight Time - to see them in your own time zone and to get the links for attending live, click HERE. 11:00 AM - Recalibrating Learning & Society during COVID19 with Dr. Beate W.

This Week's Presentations - The Learning Revolution Online Daily Education Conference #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Welcome to the May 11 - 17 edition of the 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference schedule. To see all sessions submitted so far, and to correspond with presenters, click here. All times are US-Eastern Daylight Time - to see them in your own time zone and to get the links for attending live, click HERE. 6:00 PM - Creating an Elementary School Virtual Learning Commons using Google Sites: Session 1 of 3 with Aaron G.

4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

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.

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. Oletha Walker, challenge resource/project-based learning teacher, John F. I want to provide my students with opportunities to learn how to code using the Evo robots , which use a color coding language.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. This is how they act in class. This is what they should be doing to improve.” 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. In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed.

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.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

The problem is we don’t nurture or facilitate digital learning enough in schools. 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.