I'm using digital portfolios for the first time in my classroom!
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- Coming soon… the 2019 House of #EdTech Smackdown! My goal each year is to have you and other listeners share their favorite #edtech tips, tools, apps, programs, and more! I prefer audio clips, as this is a podcast, and you can submit audio. You can send me an email with the attached audio please put Smackdown 2019 as the subject and no matter how you share with me get your submission in by December 1, 2019, for episode 147’s December 22, 2019 release. Be sure to include who you are, where you’re from, what your role in education is, and then talk about your favorite #edtech item and also let us know how we can connect with you. I always look forward to the end of the year because I love what the community shares!
#EdTech Thought & Recommendation
Before school started I decided to remove my school email from my iPAD. I came to the conclusion that I don’t need to read emails from anyone at work after 2:36. I am OK with now checking my school email again the next day when I get to school or I might intentionally check it on my home computer in the evening while I sit here.
Here are four strategies to better manage your email and keep the messages in your inbox to a minimum.
- Set aside time to read and respond to email.
- Take action immediately.
- Organize an inbox with labels, folders, and categories.
- Unsubscribe from unwanted promotional emails.
Happy email organizing!
- I am trying something new that I’ve never done before but value.
- Digital Portfolios
- Google Sites
- About Me – Digital Citizenship, Authentic Audience
- My plan
- Post and share projects – presentations, adobe sparks, writing assignments, photos of physical projects
- I’d also like to have them reflect on their work by writing some type of narrative about the work they are including and sharing.
- I’m not sure I will be grading their portfolios at this stage because I’m not sure what that would look like and my gut tells me that these shouldn’t be assessed on top of the work they are including. What do you think?
- Work from other classes?
- My why
- I want students to share their work with the world.
- I want students to be able to have an easy way to look back at the things they’ve learned.
- I want students to develop good reflection habits
- I would love your feedback and suggestions on another way to enhance this experience for not only myself but my students. So if you’ve had students create digital portfolios I would love to hear from you.
House of #EdTech VIP
Laurie Guyon – Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools at the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) Board of Cooperative Education Services which serves 31 school districts in a five-county region in Saratoga Springs, New York.
She believes in the power of partnerships with the best edtech companies and has become an ambassador for many of them.
Laurie is involved with NYSCATE as a member of the Social Media Team and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017. She teaches courses with the Greater Capital District Teacher Center and taught workshops at Skidmore College on digital literacy. Laurie holds a Masters in Teaching and a CAS in School Building Leadership. She is also currently enrolled in the SUNY Plattsburgh School District Leader CAS program. Laurie has presented at many conferences and her presentations are usually about coding, digital fluency, integrating technology to transform learning and to increase creativity.
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