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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series)

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series)
Bio Rob is a teacher at Trillium Charter School in Portland, where he primarily instructs students aged 8-11. He has been working to develop online portfolios with students for the past six years and has taught in private schools, traditional public schools and public charter schools for the past 15 years. I use Evernote, Everywhere: iPhoneiPod TouchiPadMacWindows E-Portfolios: a student’s project warehouse and progress tracker I started teaching 15 years ago and that is when I first came across this concept of a ‘portfolio.’ Initially, I had my students create paper portfolios. We had a bin where we’d put these documents and at the end of the year, they’d have 10-20 pieces that they’d take with them into the next school year. After spending years with paper portfolios, I’ve transitioned this concept into digital form, and have started to implement Evernote as the primarily system for creating portfolios in my classroom. Evernote as an portfolio system Parent/Teacher conferences and Evernote Related:  Digital PortfoliosUpdate May 2016Enrichment in the Classroom

4 Ways To Make Digital Portfolios With Students Digital portfolios (or e-portfolios) are great tools for students that tick a number of different boxes for teachers. Aside from the obvious advantage of being a web based space to collect student work, it can also serve many other purposes – like tracking progress over time, keeping track of the work done towards meeting Common Core standards, teaching students technology skills, and easily keeping in touch with parents. Portfolios enable an easy way for teachers and students to have an open dialogue about the student’s work and progress, and give the student a place in which to showcase their strengths that might not be shown in a letter grade on their report card. Not that we thought we needed to sell you on the merits of e-portfolios, but perhaps they have more utility than you originally thought. Evernote has a ton of different uses in the classroom, most of which take pesky stacks of paper out of the teaching equation. Edublogs.

20 ways to use a tablet in the classroom | Teacher Network Whatever model of Android or iOS tablet you have available, it’s a hugely versatile tool when it comes to educating and entertaining children. Here are some of the best apps and features you can make use of in the classroom – some of which you have to pay for and others that are free. 1 Dive into 360-degree videos This is the most basic form of virtual reality, a full sphere of video centred on the spectator who can view an environment in any direction. The content works with VR headsets but is also available through browsers and mobile devices. 2 Get creative with photo taking The Android and iOS camera apps are simple enough to use and can be deployed to record anything from a field trip diary to the results of a science experiment or a class art show. 3 Make music – no experience required 4 Record radio shows and podcasts Alternatively, you can make music (or indeed any kind of audio) and then use a tablet to record it. 5 Make immersive and interactive notes 8 Start up a class blog

Logic Puzzles - Play Online or Print Your Own for Free! Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom For decades, students have been completing assignments in school. Often, these were seen only by the teacher, graded and returned to the student. Sometimes, the work was posted on a classroom wall or in a school hallway. Many teachers kept portfolios of student work for report card conferences, and the rare teacher taught students how to build their own portfolios from their work. With more and more schools going paperless or migrating to the "cloud" (storing files on the Internet), student work has become more easily shareable, accessible by many, and more easily organized. Many teachers have turned to digital portfolios -- or "e-portfolios" -- for their students. However, with so many options for collecting and sharing student work, it's hard to know which method or tool to use. Defining Your Needs Here are some guiding questions to consider before you commit to a tool or platform: Can student work be made public or is it housed inside a "walled garden?" Some Options Project Foundry

Understanding Prevent and what it means for your college - and learners As recent media coverage has shown, the Prevent agenda and how it is to be implemented in schools, colleges and universities is of real concern not just to government, but to teachers, students and parents. There's a broad consensus about the need to protect young people from extremists wishing to exploit, and manipulate, the concerns and insecurities of people who may feel marginalised, or who are simply curious. However there is no such consensus as to how best this might be done. A college’s duty Before discussing the particularities of the Prevent strategy, it is necessary to understand why colleges are included in the provisions of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (2015). Increased awareness The Bill reflects an increased awareness of the targeting of young people in colleges by a variety of extremist groups, and this may be attributable to the fact that colleges are centres of local communities. Monitoring and control Understanding Prevent Safeguarding Delivering the aims

Brain Training, Brain Games and Brain Fitness - CogniFit 8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern Digital portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across North America. School administration, teachers, parents, and students are all recognizing the benefits of this amazing tool. Digital portfolios have the ability to impact education and student learning in ways that we simply have not been able to do before technology evolved to the level it is at today. This exciting new technological era will change the ways students think and learn, creating digital arenas for sharing work and building on knowledge. Many educators are eager and willing to incorporate digital portfolios into their curriculum. 1. Platform: iOS Price: $1.99 This app is very easy to use for both teachers and students. Easy Portfolios allows the user to share items in the portfolio via email or upload to a Dropbox account. 2. Platform: Android and iOS Price: Free Evernote has become a very popular app to use for digital portfolios in classrooms. 3. Price:Free

Inclusive content creation | Accessible Organisations I’ve been asked to speak at the 2016 Xerte Conference at the University of Nottingham. As you would expect, my theme will be on inclusive teaching and learning. This has got me thinking; in these days of FELTAG agendas for FE and the Teaching Excellence Framework for HE how can organisations ensure that any investments in technology enhanced learning will actually pay off? So, as some preparatory thinking for my Xerte session I’ve been working out what we might mean by inclusive content creation. The “inclusivity” of content can be looked at in two very different ways – inclusiveness for staff and inclusiveness for learners. Inclusivity for staff Inclusivity staff is not just about their accessibility needs but may equally be about the level of their technical skills or the time they have available. Maximise availability. Inclusivity for learners Personalisation. The problem of personal preference Share and Enjoy

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