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5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology and Education | Scoop.it

"Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted a detailed guide http://ow.ly/kHCyW   to everything teachers need to know about digital portfolios. Today, I am adding some web tools that are really wonderful for creating digital portfolios. Check them out below and let me know what you think."


Via John Evans
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  These are five great ways to get students to use technology wisely and allow them to create a portfolio for themselves.

1- Weebly

This is a platform similar to Google Sites where you can easily build a classroom website for free. You can also use it to create your portfolio. Use the pages section to host it . You can embed in it images, videos, texts, graphs, infographics ...and many more.

2- Portfolio Gen

Portfoliogen is a FREE online service for teachers to create their own customized portfolio webpage. Registered users receive their own URL web address allowing them to share their credentials with prospective employers, principals, professors and peers.


3- Dropr

 

Dropr allows you to create and browse beautiful portfolios from music to art, photography to print and connects you to the worlds most creative community.

4- Pathbrite

 

This is an awesome tool that allows users to create academic portfolios. These portfolios can contain data stored on your computer, materials imported from social media networks...and many more.

5- Google Sites

 

Google Sites is another great platform for creating and hosting your digital portfolios. Check out this guide to learn more about it.

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Todd Groves's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:24 AM

Portfolios give a snapshot of student work over time. The ease of access with new apps makes the process more achieveable.

lalita pradeep's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:51 PM

wow......

Jackie Teplitz's curator insight, May 11, 2013 3:52 AM

Moving into the 21st century in teacher education.

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Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students - Brookings Institution

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students - Brookings Institution | Technology and Education | Scoop.it
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Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students
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To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn.
Kelsey Gazarek's insight:

     Advances in information technology have revolutionized how people communicate and learn. The best education technologies enable teachers to do more with fewer resources.Teacher-empowering technologies include mobile apps that grade written student work and provide lesson plan databases.

 

 I believe that technology should be available to students to use in class for learning. They should only be allowed to use them for learning and educational purposes.

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10 Great Tips on Using iPad Offline ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tips on Using iPad Offline ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology and Education | Scoop.it

"Whenever we talk about iPad here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning we take connectivity for granted . But there are times when this connectivity is lost or when WiFi is not picked up or when

you are in the woods with no cellular service, in cases such as these, does your iPad have any value any more ? Jeff Dummhas the answer for this. He had diligently worked on the graphic below to share with us what we can do with our iPads when there is no connectivity. The ideas he touched on are really interesting but for an educational context I would add a bunch of other tips including :"


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  You could use a voice recording app to record a clip to share with your students, use camera to take pictures for classroom projects, take videos to share with students, always make sure you have a set of downloaded PDFs or eBooks to read when there is no connectivity, write and save memos, and write a blog post for your class and save it till you are plugged and share it on your classroom blog for your students to use.

 

Being able to use technology for these items listed abovewould be a great idea because they are very useful.This would be easier for students and teachers and a good way to learn more about technology.

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