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. An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document student effort, progress, and achievement over time. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment. Dr. Helen Barrett has been researching strategies and technologies for ePortfolios since 1991.

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 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 ePortfolio Reflections. These are some examples of their eportfolios.

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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 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 ePortfolio Reflections. These are some examples of their eportfolios.

Canvas - learning management system - great for e-portfolios

Educational Technology Guy

It has task management, reminders, calendars, audio and video messages, badges, chat, collaborative workspaces, course creation, discussions, a dashboard, mobile apps and much more. 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. eportfolios learning management system

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Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. 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.

Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” 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 ! Enjoyed these resources?

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can: create digital poetry eportfolios with free web tools and apps like Pinterest , Educlipper , or Livebinder. Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching Mobile Learning edtech mlearning poetry writing writing with technology “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” by Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month. I invite you to consider the possibilities of teaching with poetry.

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Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Young people are reading and writing more than I ever did at their age, but they are doing it using their computers and mobile phones … The mobile is central, and will become even more so as time goes by.” Ideas for digital writing projects, include comics, scripts for videos and podcasts, ebooks, multimedia posters, eportfolios, infographics, blogs, essays, scrapbooks, ezines (digital magazines), and online newspapers.

20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can create digital poetry eportfolios with free web tools and apps like EduBuncee , EduGlogster , Pinterest , Educlipper , or Livebinder. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Effective Technology Integration English Lessons digital poetry national poetry month poetry writing“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Young people are reading and writing more than I ever did at their age, but they are doing it using their computers and mobile phones … The mobile is central, and will become even more so as time goes by.” Ideas for digital writing projects, include comics, scripts for videos and podcasts, ebooks, multimedia posters, eportfolios, infographics, blogs, essays, scrapbooks, ezines (digital magazines), and online newspapers.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. 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 ! You need to get parents on board with your technology integration.

STEAM It Up for Struggling Students! 15+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teachers often share resources with these keywords- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM/STEM). 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! Make it mobile! Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

This Year be an EduHero!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you choose to go on the EduHero Journey this year feel free to download any of these badges I made to go on your blog, eportfolio, or website : (Call to Adventure) Mission: Your mission this year is to join a League of EduHeroes and go on your EduHero Journey. Experiencing the Unknown: You will encounter many new terms, trends, and technologies. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

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. In fact, our same study found that 77% of college students feel the use of adaptive technology helped them improve their grades.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

It’s the largest portfolio initiative for teaching eportfolios in higher education that’s focused on what am I doing to improve student learning,” says Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor at California State University’s chancellor's office. It requires cultural change,” says Kathy Fernandes, senior director for learning design and technologies at the CSU office. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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

Bryan Alexander

I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” ” Around 35 professors, deans, provosts, program directors, presidents from several nations (mostly the US) and a variety of institutional types came together, some with very different levels of technological experience. I had two measly slides for ePortfolios, the main thrust of which was “go to AAEEBL !”,

Friday - Final Day of the Learning 2.0 Conference with Sugata Mitra, Audrey Watters, Angela Maiers, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, and More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

NOTE: TIMES BELOW HAVE BEEN CORRECTED) Friday, August 24 - Times in US-Eastern Daylight Time ( international time links ) 9:00am--KEYNOTE: Angela Maiers 10:00am--ePortfolios to Enhance Students'' Career Opportunities - Gina Marandino - Educational Technology Specialist 10:00am--Three Clicks and You''re In.to This is it! The fifth and final day of our virtual (and free) Learning 2.0 Conference. Tonight we almost reached 5,000 attendee logins for the week--wahoo!

Starts Tonight - Free "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Keynotes and Conference. Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to ReinventingtheClassroom.com on your mobile device. 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?-

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

1:1 in the Cloud - How choosing a cloud-based solution impacts student learning by Jason Markey 10 Reasons You Should be Podcasting by Rachelle Wooten 100+ STEM Websites & Webtools For Teachers by Letia Cooper 2nd Grade Bilingual Students Create Innovative Lessons for Author Bryan Chick by Martha Lackey Anywhere, Anytime Learning by Chad Lehman At the sharp end of the pencil - Driving Technology Adoption by Sonja Sharp Becoming Social(er): Why Does Community Matter?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). 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)! Learning 2.0 is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet.

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Friday, February 21 4:00pm KEYNOTE - Steve Hargadon on The Learning Revolution 5:00pm Recipe to flatten your classroom - simple steps to go global - Julie Lindsay Using mobile devices to support teaching and learning - Tara Fagan, Facilitator 6:00pm KEYNOTE - Nancy White: Engage and Ignite with Liberating Structures 7:00pm Open For Learning: Exploring How To Find, Use and Publish Open Educational Resources - Penny Bentley PLN, PLE or CoP - what’s in a name?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies. Donalyn Miller, known as the ''Book Whisperer'', will share strategies she uses to integrate technology and foster the love of reading with her students.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, September 10th at 4pm ISTE: Integrating STEM Learning Tools in K-12 Classrooms , presented by Paula Leach, Mano Talavier and Stephanie Playton of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). Saturday, September 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Career Development Student Livebinders - Top 10 ePortfolio Livebinder Winner! Is your library mobile friendly?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, June 17th - Thursday, June 19th in Portland, OR NMC Summer Conference - Portland , The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Thursday, June 19th at 7pm Livebinders 2014 Top Ten Winners Announced , "How are you using LiveBinders as ePortfolios?" Is your library mobile friendly?

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Publish your ePortfolio using Weebly - Valerie R. Graham Stanley 10:00am Connecting You AND Your Classroom Globally - Todd Nesloney Culture Chat: Teacher as a resource - Kieran Dhunna Halliwell From teacher networked learning to transformation in your classroom - Vance Stevens nABLEing All Learners: Mobile Devices as Transformational Technology - Luis Perez, Ph. audience through the magic of virtual technology.