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Creating Digital Portfolios With Google For Education

Location: Hyatt Regency Hyde A

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex


Monday, June 25, 2:30–4:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hyde A

Tanya Avrith   Rebecca Hare  
Reimagine Google tools to support learning, reflection, curation and authentic assessment. Empower students to move past working toward “completion,” and work toward mastery through an iterative process. We will help you support your student to make thinking visible and drive their own learning experience.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: This session requires a laptop - Google Sites DOES NOT work on iPads, Android devices.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/standards
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Come re-imagine simple GAFE tools to support learning, reflection, curation and authentic assessment. Empower students to move past working toward “completion,” but rather focus on working toward mastery through an iterative process. We will help you support your student to make thinking visible and drive their own learning experience.

This hands-on BYOD workshop will address how google apps for education can be used as a tool for learning and authentic assessment. The workshop will explore strategies for using GAFE to help students make their thinking visible by easily curating the learning experience. We go through hands on challenges that ask participants to set up the structures for the student portfolios, then teach the process for student-driven collection (and share the wide variety of means of engagement that truly make this process student-driven and unique to each learner). Finally, we share the systems of curation, process for feedback (both digital and face-to-face) and how then students can iterate, expand and deepen their learning through reflection. Discussions and strategies around meaningful and responsible ways to allow for authentic publication of student creations, student reflection, and engagement with an authentic audience will be a strong focus. Participants will actively use Google tools throughout the workshop with the culmination creation of a reflective digital portfolio.
Outline:
Introductions - Examples of real student curations and process
Core Experience - Hands on Challenges and Goals
Challenge 1: Setting up structures of Collection
Challenge 3: Setting up systems of Curation, Feedback, Iteration and Reflection

Closing - Share, Reflect and Implementation in our Schools

Supporting research

Directions for Research and Development on Electronic Portfolios by Philip C. Abrami and Helen Barrett. (2005) Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Vol. 31 No. 3 - includes other articles about electronic portfolio research
Martin, Kathryn. What Every Educator Should Know about Using Google. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education, 2012. Print. Ritchhart, Ron, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2011. Print. "Teaching like It's 2999." : GooglEdu! Web. 30 Sept. 2014.

Meldrum, Kim. Assessment That Matters: Using Technology to Personalize Learning Paperback. June 15, 2016.

Renwick, Matt. Digital Student Portfolios: A Whole School Approach to Connected Learning and Continuous Assessment. 2015.

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Presenters

Tanya Avrith, tanyaavrith.com

Tanya Avrith M.A. EdTech is a passionate educator and author of “The Google Infused Classroom”; from Montreal Canada, now living in South Florida. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Apple Distinguished Educator. With deep roots as a teacher and pedagogue, Tanya consults with schools to help plan and execute large-scale deployments and professional development plans for digital citizenship, technology integration initiative and organizational development in schools. Tanya is currently the Personal Branding and Digital Communication Teacher at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida.

Rebecca Hare, Clayton Schools

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