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Welcome - Introduction to K-12 ePortfolios. My Retention, Tenure and Promotion portfolio in PDF on CD-ROM with embedded video (1996-2002) with my artifacts accumulated in a separate PDF file Blogger blog, which is really my learning portfolio (2004-now) Online Portfolio Adventure, where I experimented with a variety of online services/tools/strategies for presentation portfolios: created a portfolio in 2004, and recreated it over 39 times since then.

Welcome - Introduction to K-12 ePortfolios

I recently added new versions using some of the tools you could try for your portfolios:My Portable Presentation Portfolio on my iPad converted to Keynote from Powerpoint (2010) (iWork Version) I implemented CD-ROM-based electronic portfolios with our graduate students at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2000-2001, when I wrote several successful Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology grants (PT3). I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator, and privileged to participate in ADE events and trainings. Gone Google Story Builder. Read, Write & Speak All About It by Avra Robinson. Used Effectively or Simply Used? Beth Holland shared her presentation “Used Effectively or Simply Used” from the ASCD conference 2015 as a slide deck via Twitter.

Used Effectively or Simply Used?

The message from her slides caught my attention… I kept thinking about the questions Beth proposes we ask when we walk into a classroom: Student Led Conferences: Sick and Tired of Blogs & Reflection? Our students just finished a second round of Student Led Conferences (SLC) this school year (one in Semester 1 and another in Semester 2).

Student Led Conferences: Sick and Tired of Blogs & Reflection?

SLCs are a formal opportunity for students to present to their parents about the state of their learning. The students’ advisor (a teacher responsible for a specific group of students during the school year) serves as a facilitator to prompt and guide the students if needed, but is a silent presence as the students share their learning with their parents. SLCs are not a time to talk about grades, student behavior, but about learning habits, process, improvements and goals. Although there was emphasis placed on an ongoing documentation of each subject area as learning and reflection happened throughout the school year, a significant amount of time was dedicated to prepare for the SLCs.

2013 GSI Symposium Breakout Session 2: Formative Assessment. A Report from the Trenches We’re continuing with our reports from the JHU Gateway Sciences Initiative (GSI) 2nd Annual Symposium on Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences.

2013 GSI Symposium Breakout Session 2: Formative Assessment

Next up is “Assessing Student Learning during a Course: Tools and Strategies for Formative Assessment” presented by Toni Ungaretti, Ph.D., School of Education and Mike Reese, M.Ed., Center for Educational Resources. Please note that links to examples and explanations in the text below were added by CER staff and were not included in the breakout session presentation. Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom. Printable article Successful middle schools engage students in all aspects of their learning.

Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom

There are many strategies for accomplishing this. One such strategy is student-led conferences. Educational Leadership:Assessment to Promote Learning:Seven Practices for Effective Learning. For Teachers and Leaders - Handouts to guide a COT Classroom. Skip to main content SitemapPrivacy PolicyHarvard Graduate School of EducationHarvard University Copyright 2016 President and Fellows of Harvard College | Harvard Graduate School of Education Subscribe to Our Mailing List By submitting this form, you are granting: Project Zero, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, United States, permission to email you.

For Teachers and Leaders - Handouts to guide a COT Classroom

You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. Contact Us. The Best Formative Assessment Tools, Tips, and Lessons. Editor's Note: Check out our formative assessment Teaching Strategies page for our most up-to-date tools, tips, and resources.

The Best Formative Assessment Tools, Tips, and Lessons

Popular formative assessment apps such as Kahoot, Socrative, and Plickers are practically synonymous with online quizzes and polls. It’s true: These student-response tools make giving and scoring quizzes easy and efficient. And they give us great feedback on students’ learning, which can help inform instruction. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To unlock formative assessment’s full potential, go beyond the bar chart and get students to reflect on their own learning goals, areas for growth, and next steps. Two Teaching Strategies to Try Tomorrow. Student Portfolio Apps and Websites. ScopeandSequenceBinder. It's Not the Device; It's What the Device Can Do. Mobile Ed Tech It's Not the Device; It's What the Device Can Do When choosing the right computer for your district, our expert suggests focusing on what you need rather than what you want.

It's Not the Device; It's What the Device Can Do

By Daniel Owens10/27/15 The potential for technology to improve K-12 education in the United States is immense, though this change can only happen at scale with a focus on the right priorities. Devices for eduction have become symbolic of the efforts to transform education through blended and personalized learning. Digital Portfolios » Show What You Know with Media. A “digital portfolio” can mean different things depending on context.

Digital Portfolios » Show What You Know with Media

In “Show What You Know with Media,” a digital portfolio is defined as a web-accessible archive of student work. An essential feature of a digital portfolio is an index / table of contents page which links directly to different samples of student work. Digital portfolios can be openly accessible via the public Internet, or password protected. Documenting4Learning. Documenting4Learning.