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.

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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Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

Dr. Shannon Doak

“an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios InnovationWhat are memes?

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

These include slide presentations, graphic organizers, infographics, ebooks, video presentations, websites, whiteboard app creations, graphic novels, blog posts, ePortfolios, podcasts, coded applications, digital art, video games, and VR world creations.

Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

The CoolCatTeacher

Sculpted from her experience in economic development, she is passionate about student eportfolios. She is the inventor of Meego®, a cloud-based collaborative platform for artifact collection and eportfolio creation.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

Credly is an end-to-end credential and badge management system. A distinction was made between standards (expecting a high-quality) and standardization (repetition, everyone being a cog in the system). Don’t replicate the system we have now with ever more high stake credentials.”-@dajbelshaw.

4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey


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.

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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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 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students


Only the student’s work will end up on the Drawing itself, and this means that if the student embeds or downloads this Drawing to use somewhere like an eportfolio, etc., Have you ever found yourself in a classroom full of students, wondering if anyone is enjoying the content?

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

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. It’s a positive system.”. Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it.

Marketplace trend update: 5 new ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Nampa School District #131 in Nampa, Idaho has become the first school district in the state to implement the itslearning learning management system. With 24 schools, Nampa SD serves 15,000 students in grades preK – 12, and will begin using the itslearning system this fall.

A Project Share Story: Ensuring a Successful Implementation #SXSWedu


Irving wanted to use ePortfolios with their students. Who can access ePortfolios? Irving has decided to keep the ePortfolios within Irving for now since they are using with 8th grade and 4th grade and are not applying to college at this time. Students are using ePortfolios and enjoy uploading their information to them. Also how to work with your ePortfolio. If you know these three topics you can use the rest of the system.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

ePortfolios : Creating an electronic continuum of work that captures student performance on traditional types of assessments, as well as evidence of project-based learning, and the development of 21st century skills. The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

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.”.

Chalk & Wire unveils MyMantl learning recognition network

eSchool News

“We know electronic portfolios can work, but we also realize that electronic portfolios have failed to live up to their potential, as they historically have been trapped inside education related systems and owned by schools,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

In a mark-based system of assessment with rubrics, students may be reluctant to work toward something that isn't graded, or they move on to the next topic without fully learning the content.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences


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. Whether you’re in a 1:1 device environment or using a new learning management system, parents will appreciate understanding the instructional tools their kids are using in class. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS). Create ePortfolios.

SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

These blocks are a visual and kinesthetic representation of our base-ten number system. ** 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.

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

One example: eportfolios dropped in one case because doing them decently was seen as too onerous. Anya asked us instead to see eportfolios as integrated into learning, and saving time from testing.

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc


Think of our schools as ecosystems – a complex network or interconnected system. Web Tools: Digication – ePortfolio and Assessment Management Systems. I had the chance to attend & keynote the AIMS Teachers Retreat this year!

Notes from AIMS Teachers Retreat 2016 #AIMSTeach @aimsmddc


Think of our schools as ecosystems – a complex network or interconnected system. Web Tools: Digication – ePortfolio and Assessment Management Systems. I had the chance to attend & keynote the AIMS Teachers Retreat this year!

Who’s Playing Matchmaker Between Students and Employers?


The goal is fewer false positives and false negatives for human hiring managers as they sift through the keyword-driven filtered results of legacy Applicant Tracking Systems. Competency Identification—new entrants that surface competencies via microcredentials, ePortfolios and competency-based assessments. Depending on who you ask, recent reports suggest that somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed and looking for work.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

In a mark-based system of assessment with rubrics, students may be reluctant to work toward something that isn't graded, or they move on to the next topic without fully learning the content.

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


For a few years the California State University system has had an unusual requirement for professors who win a grant to redesign their courses: They must post a summary and reflection about their teaching in a public Web collection so others can learn from their experiments. Thanks to that requirement, the Cal State system has built a library that has grown to more than 200 teaching portfolios. “It’s

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPORTFOLIOS IN MAY: EPORTFOLIOS IN THE TRADES ( Australia Series ) Mon 16 May 06:00PM New York / Mon 16 May 10:00PM GMT / Tue 17 May 08:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Eportfolio presentations from the hairdressing & building & construction industries; plus culinary arts & public health [link] SIGMS WEBINAR (TL Cafe) Mon 16 May 08:00PM New York / Tue 17 May 12:00AM GMT / Tue 17 May 10:00AM Sydney Gwyneth Jones.

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu


Students started assisting fellow students in creating ePortfolios in Project Share. Student Perspective Like being able to do online projects and send them to ePortfolio. Feels Epsilen looks a lot more like what students are going to see in college than another system they were previously using. At first students did not like it because it wasn''t as "cute" as the old system, but they worked to help students understand it was more beneficial for them.

The Intersection of Project Share, BYOD, and PBL #SXSWedu


Rebecca King , Director of Teaching and Learning 9th Grade Academy students are all using Project Share for eportfolios. Alerady had a district-wide wireless system in place. Notes from SXSWedu 2012 Concurrent Session Region XIII and Rockdale ISD Dr. Howell Wright, Superintendent of Rockdale , made an appearance by pre-recorded video. In 2009 Rockdale focused on new learning goals and worked to get buy-in from leadership and parents. Used a visioning document by TASA.


Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well. Plickers - A unique (free) mobile app that acts as a student response system that uses QR codes and mobile devices to answer/respond to questions.

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Week of June 19, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPORTFOLIO COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE ( Australia Series ) Thu 23 Jun 10:30PM New York / Fri 24 Jun 02:30AM GMT / Fri 24 Jun 12:30PM Sydney Coach Carole. The 2011 E-portfolios Implementation Trials have provided funding of up to $9,000 (plus in kind co-funding from each organisation) to two training organisations to investigate and identify the features of an e-portfolio system which supports workforce development requirements, and/or improves learner participation.

Wednesday - Brainstorming an Educational Profile Service

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I would like to link to my blog, to my Twitter account, to my profile pages at the several Ning networks I''m a part of, to websites or wikis I''ve created or participate in cultivating, to my YouTube channel, to online or eportfolio pages, to publications, and to anything else that would reflect my work and interests and help me to make connections with others. LearnCentral also had forum discussions, a content repository and sharing system, individual calendars, groups, and more.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM: HOW TESTING AND CHOICE ARE UNDERMINING EDUCATION (FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES) Tue 26 Oct 08:00PM New York / Wed 26 Oct 12:00AM GMT / Wed 26 Oct 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon will interview Diane Ravitch. link] EPORTFOLIO COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Thu 28 Oct 07:00PM New York / Thu 28 Oct 11:00PM GMT / Fri 28 Oct 09:00AM Sydney Coach Carole.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday, September 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Career Development Student Livebinders - Top 10 ePortfolio Livebinder Winner! 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.

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 buy digital repositories, collaboration tools, eportfolios, lecture capture tools, anti-plagiarism tools and all manner of online stuff that promises a beautiful user interface that will allow content to be created quickly and easily.

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Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

My Showcase is an e-portfolio system with a difference! Dave Waller and David Sowden from My Showcase have stepped in to deliver an exciting look into their system that provides a neat segue between a personal learning space and an eportfolio. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).