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Good education blog I would

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Good education blog I would like to say that this blog really convinced me to do it! Thanks, very good post.

First grade teacher Southern California

What a great post. I have

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What a great post. I have been looking to find an e-portfolio program that would accomodate the needs of our k-8 school. I have found some interesting programs, but none that really had everything we are looking for and was not too costly. I had never heard of Pathbrite, but after reading your post I checked it out and believe that it has everything we need and more. The cost to educators is free (love that) and to students is only $10.00 a year.
I too love the idea of the more tech-savvy students aiding others and think it would be cool to have older students introduce and teach the younger ones how to use the program.
Very exciting, thank you!

Data Accumulation

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Great post. Creating digital profiles and portfolios for students is a growing trend to Edtech companies and school systems around the world. The reason: amassing data is of little use if you cannot link it together through a student’s school career. Most schools currently use standardized tests as the profile of the student’s net intellectual growth. Unfortunately, standardized tests are outdated and limited because they only measure a sample of a student’s intelligence rather than holistically measuring a student’s real time performance. The creation of a digital student portfolio would not only enhance a teacher’s ability to specialize the attention given to each student, but it would also enhance each student’s feeling of accomplishment and self-worth. The earlier your start the better!
Give your young scholars a head start: http://hatchearlylearning.com/technology/istartsmart-mobile/reporting/

Great tips!

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These are wonderful and very informative tips for those of us who have an electronic portfolio requirement for graduation. My favorite part of being on the portfolio review team is seeing what the students can create with all the technology available to them. Some students have made movies about their experience and even some have used other students to act out their portfolio. I think the key to embracing technology is having a flexible and fluid rubric that leaves wiggle room for creativity. Of course students should be evaluated based on structured guidelines and standards; however we have found that some of the best portfolios we have seen would not have happened if we didn’t allow that creative space.

Professor and Co-Founder of Chalktips

Getting the teachers on board

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I'm the co-founder of Chalktips, which aims to help build portfolios through college essays and assignments. I find that the challenge starts with asking professors to try something new. Pathbrite is smart for teaming up with publishers, in that sense.

Having students create

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Having students create digital portfolios is a great way to increase student engagement in the classroom. So much of student’s social activities revolve around technology. Teachers who do not integrate technology into the classroom are losing student interest. Teachers need to be in the forefront of technological integration not scrambling to add in web quests at the last minute. Teachers need to be creative; they can make use of technology that is brought in by the student, such as smartphones, and integrate it into daily classroom activities such as portfolios or blogs.

Educator, Consultant, ADE , ClassTechTips.com

I think that this is a

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I think that this is a wonderful tip, "Focus on the goal of increasing students' digital literacy by fostering a collaborative learning environment where some of the more tech-savvy students can guide and help others learn. "

I love having students create their own podcasts - it's a fantastic digital portfolio item: http://wp.me/p2qsME-6Q

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