How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

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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 it is: Seesaw is the first truly student centered/driven digital portfolio tool that I’ve seen. 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.

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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.

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. One of the most important skills students will need is to present themselves with technology.

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.

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.

4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

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. And it’s a huge bonus if we can plan these activities in a reasonable amount of time, with free and simple tools. . In this post, I’m going to show you four awesome tools that will help you engage your students in almost any lesson. What’s even better, all of the tools in this post are 100% free! Tool #1: Google Drawings.

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.

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

iLearn Technology

creative tools available online or as an app download. 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.

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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! So … now is a great time to flip your classroom and have students watch videos for their “homework” and asynchronous learning.

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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.

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

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

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.) Why is this artifact in my portfolio and why do I want to keep it here? The showcase aspect of a portfolio can be a PR tool for yourself and what is going on in your classroom. Allows you to pull all of your content on the Internet into one place.

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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.

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.

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. 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.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

He sheds light on many myths associated with writing with digital tools in this video interview and in his books and articles. 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. Check out my resources, Blogging Tools and Tips.

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.

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.

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! Find plenty of graphic organizer tools and tips here !

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.”.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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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.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

He sheds light on many myths associated with writing with digital tools in this video interview and in his books and articles. 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. Check out my resources, Blogging Tools and Tips.

New Posted Resources 11/14/2011

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A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

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.

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.

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! I’m writing about SumBlox here anyway because technology led to the happy discovery of SumBlox and is a great reminder of why it is important to be a connected educator! This also isn’t a free tool (like I normally share), but I’m already so impressed by the brilliance of this tool, that I’m sharing it anyway!

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. We will be looking at everything from books, to Google Docs and Sites, to FlipGrid to help us make goal-setting meaningful and engaging to our students. . to make it collaborative.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. with Kyle Zegarac - Business Development Manager, PowerNotes | Wilson Tsu - Founder and CEO 12:00 PM - The Human Side of Exponential Change: How to Thrive with Julie M. with Blake Boles, author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

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. 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.

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. Augustine School & Loyola Marymount University 12:00 PM - Designing ePortfolios: Four Considerations with Barbara M.

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.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

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. 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.

Project Share Support Center #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Project Share Support Center: Scaffolding for a New Platform [link] Presentation Handout: [link] Presentation Prezi: https://prezi.com/secure/4cf2d078d1ad3e8f9f53cf43b51ba7536f2210e4/ There is a Project Share support center course where these tools are shared in Epsilen. Search for OnTrack courses to see lesson samples. Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session.