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Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson

Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson
This post first appeared on Daily Genius. Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What do we mean by Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. Collect First, students and teachers need to collect artifacts that demonstrate student learning. Curate Through the digital portfolio creation process, students and teachers need to make decisions about which artifacts they will include in their portfolios. Does this artifact demonstrate growth? Reflect Beyond just curating content, we want our students to make deeper connections. Publish Let’s Create Portfolios with Google Apps Shared Folder Related:  GAFE/Chromebooks

Chrome App and Extension Database | Shake Up Learning There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database. I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers (also at the bottom of this post) that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I love the Google Chrome web browser! The magic of that customization comes from the Chrome Apps and Chrome Extensions available in the Chrome Web Store. What are Chrome Apps? Apps are often enhanced shortcuts that optimize the website or app within the browser. What are Chrome Extensions? Extensions are installed in the browser and give you added features and abilities to customize your browser. Warning! The Chrome Apps & Extensions Database For a while, I have kept a list of my favorite apps and favorite extensions on this site, but my list just keeps growing! The database includes 150+ Apps and Extensions and is searchable and filterable. Summary Article Name

ePortfolios with GoogleApps This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios. Are you a K-12 educator wanting to use Google products with your students? See the following Google Websites: See these Pros and Cons of "public" accounts vs. Google Tools for Schools (a clearinghouse of Google resources to support Google Boot Camp workshops) Here are a few great blog posts about a school implementing GoogleApps: There is also a Google Group on developing electronic portfolios in K-12 using Google Apps:* Group name: Using Google Apps for ePortfolios in K-12 Education* Group home page: Group email address k12eportfolios@googlegroups.comI am hoping that other K-12 educators can join the group, and share their experiences developing ePortfolios with these free online tools.

5 Free Online Courses For Social Media Beginners Whether you’re new to technology, just getting started with a social network, or looking for some useful tips then these courses are for you. They’re part of a new idea that I’ve been working on with a few friends. We’re calling it Modern Lessons and it’s essentially a ‘Khan Academy for real-world skills’ where a small handful of people build free online courses designed to help you learn some important things. But it’s more than just a few useful videos about Twitter. For now, let’s focus on how to improve your social media skills. The Beginner’s Guide To Facebook Facebook dominates the web. The Beginner’s Guide To Pinterest Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social networks in the world. The Beginner’s Guide To Learnist Learnist is one of the hot education-oriented social networks you should know about. The Beginner’s Guide To Twitter In this course, we jump into the world of Twitter feet first. The Beginner’s Guide To YouTube

Teacher Tech - Alice Keeler How to Use Snapchat to Tell the Story of Your School The power of a story should not come as a surprise to anyone. Throughout human history, the joy of telling and sharing stories has remained constant. Sharing the stories of what we do in education is not something new either. We often hear, “If you do not tell your story then someone else will.” As a result, we’ve seen lots of workshops, articles, and conversations about the importance of telling our story and the importance of tweeting, blogging, and branding. In the book, “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook,” Gary Vaynerchuk explains that a great story is one that sells and markets a brand. I know just how powerful these stories can be. I often ask these questions of myself when I think about sharing a story: Am I telling my story to the people in my Twitterverse? Vaynerchuk continues to explain that when creating your story, “Content is king, but context is God.” I first joined Snapchat because my sisters and younger cousins were using it. A Day in the Class of… Beyond the School Walls

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. But there are so many sites! I’ve spent several weeks combing through resources and have picked some of my favorites. I’ll keep updating this page as I add resources. Updated: March 17, 2017 Google Classroom Resources Tip: Use the #gafe hashtag for Google Certified innovators and educators (like me). Blog Posts TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Interviews with Experts Tools to Help You Work with Google Classroom Websites A Google Classroom Symbaloo – Share this one with teachers who are getting started. Assessment Math Research

5 Tips to Getting Started with ePortfolios Watch out standardized testing. ePortfolios are making a comeback. Finally! Want to join the fun where students get to show what they know with authentic work highlighting their best pieces at certain points in time? Great! This roundup will help you get started. 1) Choose a platform 2) Find resources to support this work 3) Understand the process and productSilvia Tolisano took a look at Barrett’s work and noticed that she explains it is a combination of process and product. Tolisano also put together this great visual based on the Portfolio Prompts from tech coach and former elementary school teacher Chrissy Hellyer. 4) Know what makes portfolios powerful 5) Know the difference Tolisano put together a side by side comparison of traditional learning assessment and portfolio assessment. Which do you think tells a better picture of learning? Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. Just click on the title or image of each guide to view that particular resource. The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms We talk a lot about flipped classrooms on Edudemic. The Teacher’s Guide To Copyright And Fair Use Today, so much of our research happens online, and part of what makes the internet so wonderful is the ease at which it brings information into our lives. The Teacher’s Guide To Google Glass If you’re as excited as Katie and me about Google Glass, this guide is for you.

Google Forms: Reusing Them Next Year - Teacher Tech Hopefully, you have figured out by now that Google Forms is the best thing since sliced bread. If you are trying to be paperless, Google Forms is a must have. Not only are you paperless but all of your information is typed and in a single location. No more shuffling or losing papers. The data from the Google Form goes to a Google spreadsheet. Once your information is in a spreadsheet the things you can do with it are nearly limitless. Now that you have made all of these awesome Google Forms and spreadsheets this year, how do you get ready for next year? You can find all of your Google Forms by going to Google Drive ( and doing a search to locate all of my Forms that I edited this year. type:form owner:me after:2014-08-14 In the search, I look for Forms that I created and were edited after the start of the school year. In the Google Form edit screen use the “Responses” menu to “Delete all responses.” Make a Copy Reconnect Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015

The Purple Parade What Can You Create on a Chromebook? Creating Digital Portfolios with Google Sites – ISTE 2017 – Shawn Beard – The TechyCoach This week I had the pleasure of attending ISTE 2017. More on that later, including some great new tools I found! But while there I presented a 1-in-3 Session on Digital Portfolios. Promotes Digital LiteracyFosters literacy and communication skillsTeaches digital citizenship Here is a video of my presentation, along with the slides if you are interested. Like this: Like Loading... Related ePortfolios & Projects with Google Sites Recently a question was posted in the "Ask the Techy Coach" page regarding Google Sites and Google Classroom. In "#edsandite" Common core, digital natives, and fear In this age of common core, we are realizing the importance of bridging the gap between digital natives and true digital literacy. In "TechyCoach" Creating a Rubric Using Google Forms and Autocrat 3.0 One of my favorite Add Ons for Google Sheets is Autocrat. In "addons"