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. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment.

Is Your LMS Safe for Students to Use?

Gaggle Speaks

If you have a place in K-12 education, you’ve likely heard of the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System). Canvas features collaborative workspaces, course management, discussion forums, eportfolios, analytics and reporting, quizzes, video and audio messaging, calendars and much more.

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Nampa School District 131 becomes first in Idaho to implement the itslearning LMS

eSchool News

With itslearning they can also chat with teachers, collaborate on projects, reflect on learning with blogs and ePortfolios and show what they know – all in a safe online environment. Ancillary achievement cloud collaboration communications data digital digital learning district grades IT K-12 learning learning management system LMS management

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Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It is frustrating to only have a Learning Management System (LMS) or VLE accessible only when you are on campus. 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 !

4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

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. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

edWeb.net

Manage data: Whether in a spreadsheet or an LMS, Briggs told participants that they need a system for keeping track of the assignments, student progress, and grades. Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it.

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

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS). Create ePortfolios. Classroom Instruction Using an LMS. We’re about a third of the way into the school year and we know what that means: The dread of parent teacher conferences! Well, okay, not dread. But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. the traditional parent teacher conference as it once was is both redundant and outdated.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Instructional Technologist 10:00am Online Collaborative Learning Model - Martha Cunningham , Director of Technology and Information Services Tools for a Visually Exciting ePortfolio - Gina Marandino - Educational Technology Specialist Who Can Teach?-

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In the late 90’s, learning management systems came along and universities said great, now academics don’t need to know any of that technical stuff, they can just use the web interface in the LMS. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses. The LMS is a case in point.

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Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

30hands Learning Community - A ideal and easy to use cloud based LMS that lets educators assess, collaborate, and grade students in real-time. WeLearnedIt - An excellent free iPad for the mobile classroom, ePortfolios, and Project Based Learning.

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20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In the late 90’s, learning management systems came along and universities said great, now academics don’t need to know any of that technical stuff, they can just use the web interface in the LMS. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses. The LMS is a case in point.

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