How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

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

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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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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 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. Present.me – use video to narrate a slideshow.

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. Students also need to own their achievements and feel proud no matter their final grades.

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. here''s a CanvasLive training on ePortfolios (52 minutes).

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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. The capstone process culminates in a presentation to an authentic audience.”

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. BONUS : Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to help you find the best tool to support Dynamic Learning in your classroom. Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.

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!

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. The technology we use changes rapidly and our students will work with tools and social media many teachers have little knowledge using. However, teachers do have the ability to help students practice various skills using technology. For my courses, my students use these curation tools to build their eportfolios.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

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. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals.

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. Blogs as ePortfolio. Blogs can be set to private, public, and shared with specific individuals or groups.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning. The entire school community needs to partner with students to build a culture of student engagement that will result in students learning to their potential.

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.

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.

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. Teachers often share resources with these keywords- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM/STEM). We tend to get too caught up in teaching with books or slides. Get to know them! Get them to brainstorm through sketchnoting and mindmapping! Get them to experiment!

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 3 The New Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

In this episode, Matt and I discuss the new version of Google Sites, what we like, what we don’t, and ways to use it in the classroom. We also have some Google news and updates to share, and some great resources from our blogs. … Click To Tweet. ePortfolios.

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. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education.

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.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. I want to provide my students with opportunities to learn how to code using the Evo robots , which use a color coding language.

A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Jill Galloway Coordinator of Instructional Technology Irving ISD jgalloway@irvingisd.net Twitter: @ajillgalloway Irving ISD has had a very peaceful roll out of Project Share. 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. Tipping Point: Presented Epsilen to upper administration, who started using it in ways they had not planned yet but were happy to see.

SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

** This is not a sponsored post, I’m just super excited about this product and can’t wait to see what our students do with it! What it is: Why yes, this is a technology blog. But no, this manipulative is not a technology product. These are going to be popular!

5 Fun Ways to Start Setting Goals with your Students Today

EdTechTeam

It helps us push ourselves to be better. And while goal setting is something many of us do, it can be a difficult skill to teach our students, no matter their age. In this post, I am going to talk about 5 goal-setting tips that you can use in your classroom right away.

Week of May 15, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Online Model United Nations (O-MUN.org) is bringing United Nations simulations for secondary school students to Elluminate. We will be preparing from 12:30-13:00 UTC and debating from 13:00 to 14:30 UTC. Members of the public are welcome to represent countries or observe as guests. Come join us and share in this exciting use of technology in the classroom.

Future Trends Forum #9 with Gardner Campbell: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Gardner, participants, and I explored pedagogy, the power of the hyperlink, data, instructors, institutions, eportfolios, language, students, assessment, a great card deck, our personal histories, and a lot more. A few days later Campus Technology wrote up a fine account.

Future Trends Forum #9 with Gardner Campbell: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Gardner, participants, and I explored pedagogy, the power of the hyperlink, data, instructors, institutions, eportfolios, language, students, assessment, a great card deck, our personal histories, and a lot more. A few days later Campus Technology wrote up a fine account.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! To check that your computer is ready to use Blackboard Collaborate, please click HERE. The Learning 2.0

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Backchannel: www.epsilen.com/rriggs - click on Blog in left navigation panel A Trainer''s Perspective - Thurman Nassoiy Teachers go to PD all the time. Then they go back to school and may or may not use it. Made it ok for students to help teachers and do some of the training. Students started assisting fellow students in creating ePortfolios in Project Share. Students got to pick the aspects of the platform that were meaningful to them to share.

Week of January 31, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. KAREN CATOR ON THE NATIONAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN ( Future of Education Series ) Mon 31 Jan 06:00PM New York / Mon 31 Jan 11:00PM GMT / Tue 1 Feb 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon interviews Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, on education, technology, and the 2010 National Education Technology Plan.

Week of May 8, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. EFACILITATE: WHERE CAN I LEARN TO BE AN EFACILITATOR? We will discuss LinguaFolio Online for STARTALK programs, and share information on how to register, how to navigate the tool, and how to integrate LinguaFolio Online with your STARTALK program. We look forward to an exciting and interesting conversation!

The Epsilen Experience: Power Users Share Their Stories #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session Panelists: Evan Nisonson - Epsilen Leann Ingram - Comanche ISD High School English and Dual-Credit College English Carrie Barnett - Dublin ISD Director of Federal Programs Lannon Heflin - Region XIII Instructional Technologist, Program Manager for Edtech Initatives Ingram - Comanche is one of the first districts to be using Epsilen with students. Ingram''s classroom is close to paperless. How has PD been fundamentally changed?

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

OZeLive is the result of a dedicated world-wide team wanting to create an event on ed tech that was time-zone friendly for those "down under." Tired of having to be awake at 3am to catch a session live at one of our other events , they''ve built an great set of sessions that are going to put the shoe on the other foot for the rest of us! Hope to see you online! Walters Kids Afield-empowering kids to explore the natural world via digital photography - Robin K.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update September 10th, 2014 The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Unlike our other events, this 60+ session summit was a for-charge event, and we''re now offering access to the conference recordings for $40.

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. 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. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 17th, 2014 Learning how to learn is life''s most important skill. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. If so, we invite you to present for the 2014 Reform Symposium E-Conference.