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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Tips and Tools to Create Digital e-Portfolio

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Tips and Tools to Create Digital e-Portfolio
Electronic portfolios are among the most important tools in your digital kit as a teacher . In its basic definition, an educational e-portfolio is a digital collection of student work that evidences mastery of a set of skills, applied knowledge, and attitudes. The notion of portfolios has a long history in education but it is only with the revolution of web 2.0 technologies that digital eportfolios spawned the educational landscape making it way easier to build, maintain, share and archive student learning in digital forms. Portfolio Types According to Teacher vision, portfolios can be divided into two groups : P "Process oriented Process oriented portfolios tell a story about the growth of a learner. 2 Product oriented Product oriented portfolios are collections of work a student considers his or her best. Web Tools to Create e-portfolios Here some of the best web tools to help you create e-portfolios: This is my favourite and I must admit that I consider it the best of them all.

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​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At the Dreamyard Project, a collaboration between the Bronx’s Dreamyard Preparatory School and the Parsons New School of Design, this illustration below is what we think it is, and what we all agree that a digital portfolio should be. I had the lucky fortune to be involved in this collaborative project, and played a role in making this happen at my particular school.

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom Allowing students to bring their own devices to class can be a cost-effective way to quickly get access to the internet and to the many useful tools those devices carry. But students don’t always get the chance to use their devices, especially in low-income schools. As we previously reported, a 2013 Pew study revealed that only 35 percent of teachers at the lowest income schools allow their students to look up information on their mobile devices, as compared to 52 percent of teachers at wealthier schools. A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Templates & Tips for Success Here’s a recap of posts from 2013 where I shared free templates or assets to help you build your online training courses. Do You Need an Instructional Design Degree? This is probably one of the hottest questions of the past year. It comes up quite a bit and creates a lot of good conversation—both pro and con. If you haven’t weighed in with your opinion, it’s not too late. Do You Really Need An Instructional Design Degree?

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment 27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education What is “authentic assessment”? Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was published in the Phi Delta Kappan. I believe the phrase was my coining, made when I worked with Ted Sizer at the Coalition of Essential Schools, as a way of describing “true” tests as opposed to merely academic and unrealistic school tests. Digital Portfolios: Revise, Reflect & Publish At the end of each school year, I ask my students to select several different writing assignments produced throughout the year and edit those pieces to reflect their current ability. My hope is that they will see and appreciate their own growth and development as writers in the process. These portfolios took the form of binders, until this year. My class is almost entirely paperless now, which is why I decided to transition from a paper to a digital portfolio.

Free Animated Backgrounds That Move For PowerPoint Presentation Animated Background PowerPoint - Having a nice design slide for a presentation i one thing that so many presenters want to have. Adding the page with unique element such as moving image, transition, is a a good idea. And animated images for a Microsoft PowerPoint background are the stuffs needed.

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start.

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately." Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps. Meanwhile, teachers can improve the effectiveness of their instruction, re-teaching if necessary. "When the cook tastes the soup," writes Robert E. Stake, "that's formative; when the guests taste the soup, that's summative."

Building a website or portfolio? 7 tools to use Finding the best of anything can be a time consuming task; especially when you are confronted with large numbers of somewhat similar items to sift through. This can also be true of website building tools. There are many good ones on the market, but it can take some effort to find the best among them. We’ve done that for you. Digital Student Portfolios Update (8/13/14): Below are a few posts I have written recently for other blogs and websites. They are more or less related to my book, which you can now purchase from Powerful Learning Practice: The Power of Digital Student Portfolios (SmartBrief) Sustaining Engagement (Stenhouse) How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology (Ed Tech K-12) Digital Student Portfolios: A Whole School Approach (MiddleWeb)