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As technology increasingly sweeps through classrooms, it is crucial that educators capitalize on digital tools that will allow them to effectively engage students and set those students up for future success.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

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Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

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An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document effort, progress, and achievement over time. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment because they require teachers and students to dig deeper than a multiple choice test. Try Open School ePortfolio.

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.

With Instagram and ePortfolios, This Teaching Fellow Uses Tech to Support Literacy ?

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Teachers are learners, too” was one of the key messages for this year’s cohort of HP Teaching Fellows—26 primary and secondary educators who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. In what other ways have you leveraged technology to teach literacy?

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

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Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Classroom Technology An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future

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. Our school’s original eportfolio program became these brochure websites that no one went to,” says Lisa Gottfried, New Technology High School’s digital and interactive media teacher, in an interview with EdSurge. “I

Making Thinking Visible Using Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

What I would like to focus on in this post is how technology can be used to support Thinking Routines and Making Thinking Visible. I will then discuss specific technology tools and how they can be used as an authentic part of the Thinking Routines.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

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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.

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

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This portfolio doesn’t need to have been started at the beginning of the year and only takes about 1 or 2 class periods for students to complete depending on your setup and technology access. “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.”

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.

Using Technology to Extend Speaking Practice in a Language Classroom.

Dr. Shannon Doak

This is where technology can help! In my last post titled Extending Classroom Discussions with Technology, I introduced Synth as a tool used to continue discussions started in class, however, It can be used for so much more! Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts UncategorizedLearning a foreign language is not an easy task. There are multiple components to learning a language which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking.

SeeSaw – Easily Capture K-12 Student Learning in any Form

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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. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

Canvas - learning management system - great for e-portfolios

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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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PDF FlipBook on a Chromebook.

Dr. Shannon Doak

PDF Flipbook Viewer or dFlip Reader has the power of modern 3D web technology which can be used to showcase your reports, portfolio, and brochures in a stunning flipbook effect. This app could be used to view student-created ePortfolios during student-led conferences.

The Myth of the Magical Pill

Dr. Shannon Doak

There are many opinions about the effectiveness of educational technology to improve learning. Neither of these approaches is the correct approach when considering using technology to improve learning. As an educational technologist, I always put education first and technology second.

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

This is one way to provide content to students using technology. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios Innovation My ThoughtsWhat is a podcast? Google defines a podcast as” Traditionally, podcasts have been unidirectional.

Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

Dr. Shannon Doak

It also allows you to give students a chance to reach ISTE Standards for student number six, “Creative Communicator “ Using technology in the classroom is not about a specific tool, but for providing the best educational environment for our students. What are memes?

Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

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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.

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

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Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Check out this post on How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites , by Mike Mohammed.

Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources

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“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.” Check out my students’ reflective eportfolio presentations here ! Enjoyed these resources?

Student Blogging: Importance of Authentic Audience and Student Ownership and Connecting Home with School

Dr. Shannon Doak

Technology enables students to share their work with a wider and more authentic audience through the use of a blogging or journal platform. Creation ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts

PortfolioGen - free online portfolio service for educators

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. employment eportfolios free resources job search Portfoliogen is a free online service that allows teachers to create online portfolios with their own URL web address. It was developed by teachers and is easy to use. It''s a great way to create a professional looking web page that allows you to share your experience, credentials, and qualifications to help you find a job or to share with others.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed. If some parents don’t understand the technology you’re using in class, pool the conference slots and have groups of parents come in for personalized training. Create ePortfolios. Using technology to distribute information and maximize face-to-face time can help foster strong relationships.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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5 – Technology and Students with Special Needs Students with special needs can thrive if you know how to use the tools to help them succeed. The course I recommend for this is Using Technology to Support Students With Special Needs.

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A Look at Blogging in the Classroom as we Start a new School Year

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Blogs Seeing More Academic Use as ePortfolio Platform, and for Collaboration, Discussion, & Resource Sharing In 2013, PBS.org reported that 74 percent of teachers agree that technology in the.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

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Websites achievement APS assessment certify credly degree digital badges eportfolio equity human learning learning journey map mozilla backpack open badge pd reflection summit technologyTwo weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO.

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

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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

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20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry

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Students can create digital poetry eportfolios with free web tools and apps like EduBuncee , EduGlogster , Pinterest , Educlipper , or Livebinder. 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. April is National Poetry month. Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic.

Take Organization to the Next Level With Today's Top Site

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LiveBinders Cool organization and eportfolio tool; watch out for privacy features [ Online Social Platform Lets Students be Authors ] Pros: Nice features for creating eportfolios, sharing class materials, and finding student and teacher resources.

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5 Ways Office 365 Can Benefit Student Learning

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At the K-12 level, there is always concern about the openness and availability of certain technology because all students don’t have access to the same types of resources. The perfect ePortfolio. The OneNote app makes it easy to build and track an ePortfolio.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

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“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.

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities

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Schools who faithfully implement a digital portfolio program see a 33% increase in student completion rates and a 10% increase in GPA.” - International Journal of ePortfolio A digital portfolio encourages a lifetime of learning.