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5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios

5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios
January 5 , 2014 Digital portfolios are great ways for students to showcase their work and keep track of their learning. There are now a wide variety of web tools that allow users to easily create digital portfolios and share them with others. In a previous post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I featured a few of these tools and today I am adding more to this list. 1- Pathbrite Pathbrite is a wonderful platform that allows users to create academic digital portfolios using different media. Pathbrite offers different templates for users to choose from and each portfolio can include things like : Google Docs, letters, Youtube and Vimeo videos, transcripts, popular social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn. Watch this video to learn more about Pathbrite 2- Google Sites Google Sites is another wonderful platform I have been recommending for teachers and educators over the last couple of years. 3- Silk 4- Weebly 5- Dropr

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The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visually Powerful Digital Resumes and Portfolios April 9, 2014 I am sharing with you some wonderful web tools that you and your students can use to showcase your work and create great digital portfolios. 1- About.me About.me is a great web tool that allows you to create a digital page where you can highlight your achievements and assets and show people and potential job recruiters your strengths and academic accomplishments.

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Creative Computing 7 units44 activitiesremixing encouraged download the guide> help learnerscreate new worldswith computing download the guide Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: Sports Themed Timers: New- Portfoliogen Allows You to Create and Download Your Portfolios in PDF Format October, 2014Portfoliogen is a great web tool for teachers. It allows teachers to create their own customized portfolio webpage. This means that you have a user friendly platform designed specifically to host and organize all your materials into one place. You can also share your portfolio with your colleagues and peers using the generated URL.

PowerPoint Doesn’t Suck; 10 Ideas To Make it Great I have often heard of people saying, “we shouldn’t just keep teaching our kids PowerPoint anymore”‘ as if it is some terrible technology. Presentation software (PowerPoint, HaikuDeck, Keynote, Prezi, etc.) is actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it, but as with many things surrounding the technology, we need to go way past how to create something, and focus on how we use it. For example, if you create a PowerPoint with tons of text that is hard to read, and you simply copy and paste mass amounts of information into slide after slide, with no compelling visuals, the use of the technology is weal, not the technology itself. It has done its job.

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