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I decided to try and build digital portfolios using Evernote in my Kindergarten classroom. ... I will only attempt to learn and incorporate a new tool if it's relatively easy to use, quick and efficient.
An e-portfolio pioneer discusses the value that e-portfolios provide in the K-12 learning environment, what's holding them back in the age of standardized assessments, and which tools teachers can use to improve the effectiveness of e-portfolios...
"Here are some of the LiveBinder's I've created to accompany my seminars- they have lots of information and links to sites that focus on using technology in kindergarten, with an emphasis on iPads for both the beginner and advanced iPad user. It's something I hope to add to as I find more resources, so I hope you'll bookmark and come back often! Let me know if you find it useful or have links you think I should include."
At the end of last year I tested out using Evernote as a tool for building e-portfolios. You can read about it here. If you're not super familiar with Evernote you might want to start with reading that post.
Digital portfolios is a excellent way to showcase what students are doing in the classroom. Remember when you were in elementary school and you drew a picture or got a good grade on a paper - where did it usually end up?
"These are my notes from Matt Hardy‘s WONDERFUL presentation on February 9th on Classroom 2.0 Live about Blogging in the classroom and the platform he co-founded, KidBlog! The official title of his presentation was “Using Kidblog to Document Student Learning.” I listened to the audio-only version of this presentation available via the iTunes-U channel of Classroom 2.0 Live. I titled this post “A Vision for Interactive Writing, Student Publishing, and Digital Portfolios in the Classroom” because that summarizes a lot of the ideas Matt shared in this preso. If you’re not aware of Classroom 2.0 Live, definitely check out their website and try to attend their Saturday morning LIVE sessions! If you miss a session, however, the archives are GREAT to download and enjoy afterwards! For more resources related to interactive writing and student blogging, check out the “Interactive Writing” page of “Mapping Media to the Common Core.”
I called this post my ePortfolio Manifesto because I am planning on going on a bit of a rant, so please bear with me as I get this off my chest. I have been banging the drum of ePortfolios at my school for some time now.
“Mrs. Cassidy, I showed my blog to my parents last night. I showed them everything on my blog. I showed them all the things on the computer!” That was my morning greeting from one of my six-year-old students not long ago.
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