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ePortfolios for Learning

ePortfolios for Learning
During the first cohort of my online course, Introduction to K-12 ePortfolios, I used Edmodo as the environment for discussion. The normal process in conducting distance classes is usually through a structured course management system, such as Blackboard or Moodle. These systems are very instructor-centered. I wanted to use more student-centered tools, so why not use a social network? There are many available, including Facebook and Ning. Since this course was for K-12 teachers, I selected a tool that can be used in K-12 classrooms.

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The ePortfolio Hijacked The ePortfolio Hijacked By Trent Batson12/12/07 The idea of the electronic portfolio in higher education in the US has transmuted from a focus on learning to a focus on accountability. In the latter part of the last millennium, portfolio advocates talked of students reflecting on their own work and thereby developing critical thinking skills. Portfolios showcased student work, making them proud of their achievement. They helped students believe that they owned their own academic work. So, when portfolios became digital in the mid-1990s, these advocates saw the sun rising on a new day of learning engagement.

digitalstorytales Creating Digital Tales in the Classroom - a learning module for teaching professionals. This learning module begins May 1st and ends May 31, 2011. 30 points/30 prof development hours. Module Overview: "Digital Stories are short, personal, multimedia tales, told from the heart. Supporting Student Reflection “We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey A key objective of the My Learning Portfolio Process is to enhance each child’s learning by developing self-awareness. Digital Portfolios Digital Portfolios Note to all visitors: If any of the documents don’t open for you, try finding them at If you want to contribute to this e-portfolio or digital portfolio page, please add your thoughts in the comments box. Please say which programs the students used, or whether they utilized Web2 tools like blogs or Wikis.

Learning e-portfolio This article or chapter is incomplete and its contents need further attention. Some information may be missing or may be wrong, spelling and grammar may have to be improved, use your judgment! 1 Definition “ The (learning) portfolio concept is not a new concept. Indeed the French teacher, Celestine Freinet, introduced them in the late twenties of the last century in his classes. In the last years there appears to be a rebirth of this concept - mainly driven by technological development. ” (Kalz, 2005: 164). 21st Century Skills for Teachers: A Graduate Level Class Hello, learning network. I’ve been working on the early stages of designing a graduate level class that introduces teachers to the concept of 21st century skills and how to help students develop them. This evening I’ve completed the “design document” and I’ve decided to share it here in hopes of receiving feedback from some of you: 21st Cent Literacy Design Document

Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom The use of personal portfolios for assessment and presentation long has been a component of higher education. In fact, personal portfolios are a graduation requirement at many colleges and universities. Now, electronic portfolios have begun to enter the world of K-12 education as well. Learn what electronic portfolios are and discover how they can help you and benefit your students. Included: Guidelines for developing personal portfolios. "A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work demonstrating the student's achievement or growth as characterized by a strong vision of content," according to Todd Bergman , an independent consultant and a teacher at Mt.

Access Skills Care Training What is a portfolio/logbook? A portfolio/logbook is a way of recording evidence of your achievements. It is a collection of different items of evidence which shows that you have the required skills, knowledge and understanding to support your claim to a unit and/or qualification. A portfolio/logbook can be electronic or paper based. You will need to present your evidence in a format that is easy to read and to follow.

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