How we built an ePortfolio platform for our district

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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. The CN ePortfolio is an innovative and revolutionary technology that will serve as a digital collection of each student’s academic work and accomplishments, as well as a platform for students to connect with each other and students from all over the world.

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.

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Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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. As we scramble to fully implement the Common Core Standards, ePortfolios can be an extremely useful tool to help students develop skills necessary for success in school and beyond.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

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! Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios. Yes, folks, we are officially dropping the “e” from ePortfolios. aka ePortfolio, Electronic Portfolio, Digital Portfolio, or Learning Portfolio).

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. The built in audio recording and drawing tools mean that students can reflect on what they’ve learned or explain how they reached an answer. How to integrate Seesaw into the classroom: We’ve long used Evernote as our eportfolio of choice , because it was a simple (enough) entry point and gave students enough flexibility to show what they were working on.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

To help you get started find a slide presentation , tips, web tools and resources below. Suggested tools for K to 12 educators, include Mahara , Showbie , Seesaw , Livebinders , Educlipper , Padlet , Edublogs and Google Sites. Effective Technology Integration back to school back2school backtoschool digital portfolio digital portfolios elearning eportfolio“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

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 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. Recommended Tools. Student ePortfolio Reflections.

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

Edsurge

Source: Digital Promise Jenna recommends these resources Technology Tools. Animoto video making tool. Podcasts and Podcasting Tools. The most transformative idea Jenna Zucha took from her experience as a 2019 HP Teaching Fellow horrified her at first: showing her work. The English teacher at Clear Springs High in suburban Houston didn’t have a problem with sharing, per se.

A Great Google Apps Tool for Creating ePortfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 10, 2016 Digication is a very good web tool that allows students to create beautiful portfolios to showcase and share their learning. google apps Portfolio toolsDigication is very simple and easy to use. It provides a.read more.

AP Jeopardy Review – Let’s #ePortfolio That: Using @PearDeck, @Wacom Tablets, and @msOneNote #edchat

techieMusings

Solution 1: New and improved AP Calculus Setup – Tool 1: PearDeck – That takes me to this year. Tool 2: Wacom Tablets – I also have a class set of Wacom tablets so that students can handwrite on their screens. Tool 3: OneNote – The next piece of this puzzle was students documenting this activity to be a resource to study from later.

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

EmergingEdTech

Collaboration & Brainstorming Electronic Portfolios Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Project Based Learning best digital portfolio app tool software school eportfolio electronic portfolio for ipad eportfolio for k-12 high school free k-12 electronic portfolio seesaw ipad workshop

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 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. Recommended Tools. Student ePortfolio Reflections.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This session is designed to help educators l earn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Sign Up for Digital Differentiation: Power Up the ePortfolio Process with Google.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This session is designed to help educators l earn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Sign Up for Digital Differentiation: Power Up the ePortfolio Process with Google.

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Digital tools and apps can encourage our students to animate poetry and bring words to life with video, images, sound, and more. Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas from Shelly Terrell. Students can: create digital poetry eportfolios with free web tools and apps like Pinterest , Educlipper , or Livebinder. share their poetry in digital books with web tools and apps like Storybird , LittleBirdTales , and Book Creator (IOS / Android) app.

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Sharing Genius Hour Learning with the World

MiddleWeb

Articles Genius Hour authentic audience blogging Denise Krebs eportfolios Gallit Zvi sharing tech tools video WonderThe power of Genius Hour comes from sparking wonder, encouraging deep learning, and facilitating sharing so students can make public their new knowledge, creation, or innovation, locally and world wide. GH champions Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi describe good ways to share.

Making Thinking Visible Using Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

I will then discuss specific technology tools and how they can be used as an authentic part of the Thinking Routines. The following tools are the ones I suggest for use with these specific Thinking Routines. Podcasting tools and Vodcasting or Screencasting tools. A fantastic tool to use for these thinking routines is Synth an interactive podcasting platform. The use of this tool enables connection with communities outside the classroom.

Using Technology to Extend Speaking Practice in a Language Classroom.

Dr. Shannon Doak

The tool used to create this useful environment is called Synth. 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.

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

Podcasts can be made on Chromebooks by using audio recording tools available. This is also possible using the tools linked above. So it would be fantastic if there was a tool that allowed students and teachers the ability to share content and have a discussion around that content. A tool that enables students to post their work, understandings and reflections assists in making their thinking visible. What is a podcast?

The Myth of the Magical Pill

Dr. Shannon Doak

Others believe that there is an EdTech tool out there that is going to solve all of our problems in education. A mashup of tools and approaches is what is needed. The best approach is one that is more holistic in nature, one that includes multiple tools and practices.

Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak

Online PDF tools. tools. Tools Continued. The tools work relatively easy. The tool I like to use the most on my Chromebook to annotate PDFs is called xodo.com. What makes this a great tool for the classroom, is that it integrates with Google Drive. I have tried other tools out there like Kami. Another tool I have used is the PDF Reader from the folks at TextHelp. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation ePortfolios Innovation Organization

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Chrome Can: QR Codes

Dr. Shannon Doak

More great ways to use these tools in the classroom can be found here. Chromebooks Creation ePortfolios Innovation InTECHgration Idea My Thoughts UncategorizedQR Codes which is short for Quick Response Codes were first invented and used in the automotive manufacturing industry to help keep track of parts and shipment. However, now they are used in many industries.

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. Tools to Create Memes on a Chromebook. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios InnovationWhat are memes? If you have been on social media, there is a good chance that you have come across a meme.

Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak

To combine the cover with the exported PDF they can use tools like those found on [link]. eBooks could also be used as an ePortfolio format. Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity ePortfolios InnovationOne of the things a good computer should be able to do is to enable students to create a variety of media. This media includes images, audio, video, blog posts, and eBooks. Chromebooks can do all of these things including creating eBooks.

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

Dr. Shannon Doak

What tools exist to help teachers and schools with this? Creation ePortfolios Innovation My ThoughtsI recently had the chance to support all students Grade 1 through Grade 5 on a Library project that was then shared to our school community using Seesaw. I saw something amazing with almost every student. What I saw isn’t unique to the students in my current school as I saw this same characteristic in my last place of employment too.

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

iLearn Technology

creative tools available online or as an app download. How to integrate Adobe Spark in the classroom: The collection of tools in Adobe Spark are perfect for students and teachers alike. Students can use these tools to create book reviews, to document science experiments, for storytelling, to explain their inquiry process, as an eportfolio, to illustrate math concepts, and so much more! What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

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. Tool #1: Google Drawings. Tool #2: Slides .

Printing Comments Made on a Google Doc

Dr. Shannon Doak

While researching this ability I came across a fantastic tool created by a teacher for teachers. A great tool to add to Chrome and Chromebooks! . Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios InnovationA 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.

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. BONUS : Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to help you find the best tool to support Dynamic Learning in your classroom. So how can Google tools support online publishing?

Chrome Can: Screencasting!

Dr. Shannon Doak

There are currently two fantastic tools available on Chromebooks that make screencast creation simple. Screencastify has the basic tools most screencasting software has, such as mouse focus, a tool to focus audience attention on what the mouse is pointing to, a pen for drawing and the ability to embed your webcam. So if your school is already a Google Suite for Education school, this tool fits right in! It is another very easy to use tool for the Chromebook.

Inspire with Poetry! 10+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them excited about animating their poems with digital tools and apps. Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas from Shelly Terrell. Students can: create digital poetry eportfolios with free web tools and apps like Pinterest , Educlipper , or Livebinder. share their poetry in digital books with web tools and apps like Storybird , LittleBirdTales , and Book Creator (IOS / Android) app.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Feedback using your formative and summative assessment tools is also essential. Just remember, there are effective ways to not only assess but provide automated and rapid feedback to students so that assessment becomes a teaching tool in itself.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

it states that technology supports learning in multiple ways including, as an information vehicle for exploring knowledge to support learning by constructing, as tools to support knowledge construction, as a social medium to support learning by conversing, and as an intellectual partner to support learning by reflecting (Jonassen, 2000). These tools also enable asynchronous collaboration where team members contribute to the project at a time that is right for them.

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. STEM Students Teaching ToolsLaura Penrod Stock interviewed on Episode 38 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Help students share their work. Give them a voice.

Seesaw - Notes from #EdCampR13 Session | #EdCamp

EdTechSandyK

She downloaded as a PDF then uploaded to the Seesaw activity, and students were able to use the Seesaw tools to create. edcamp EdCampR13 eportfolio portfolio SeesawStudents can post photos, audio, video, links, text, and and upload files to Seesaw. Interesting use of Seesaw by teacher who is facilitating: Student filled out a behavior worksheet when she was off task. Then posted a pic of it to Seesaw and did an audio reflection on it.