This sessions will focus on how digital portfolios are enabling students and educators to become more impactful presenters, independant thinkers and adept reflectors. Student confidence in themselves and their abilities, when framed through presentation and reflection on past accomplishments and experiences help prepare them to take on new challenges with a sense of pride and positive self worth.
We'll learn how quick and simple it is to create a blog using the blogger platform and get up and running with posting content and making simple adjustments to the look and feel of the blog as well as how viewers access it and who can see it.
We'll also be discussing how to support learners of all ages, from those who don't yet know they're alphabets to those who aren't ready to accept that the 21st century has arrived!
Our finishing topic will be to bring in the iPad (or other mobile devices) as a powerful tool for digital portfolio construction, maintenance and promotion.
Resources for the session
Session Presentation File: Presentation Link
Session Back Channel: https://todaysmeet.com/iTeach808-Feb14-A or http://today.io/kRbX
Session Post-Survey: http://goo.gl/f8aJwI
Blogger Mobile Apps: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch - Android (Google Play Store)
Google Apps for Education: http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/
Google Apps for Education Technology Tutorials for Teachers:
Blogger's Help Site: https://support.google.com/blogger/
Dr. Helen Barrets' Course on ePortfolios with Google Apps
Dr. Helen Barrets' Course on mPortfolios (Mobile Portfolios)
Dr. Helen Barrets' Course on ePortfolios with Word Press
Jeff Utectht's Thinking Stick Blog: Blogs as Web Based Portfolios
Kathy Cassidy: A Great Tool to Continuously Assess Progress