Ditch Paper Portfolios and Go Digital: Teaching Students to Self-Reflect
Explore and create : BYOD
Sunday, June 23, 12:00–1:00 pm
Dr. Rayna Freedman
In today’s digital world, students should be using tools to share their learning growth in student-led conferences. By creating a reflective Google Site that showcases student work they have a place to share examples with parents and peers while diving deeper into their own learning process.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||G Suite for education
Google sites familiarity
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Related exhibitors:||Google, Inc.|
The purpose of this BYOD is for attendees to learn how to support students in creating digital portfolios. They will create Google Sites for a model for their own students, similar to the process I used. We will make decisions about how to best organize and personalize portfolios based on the participant’s needs. Participants will leave the session with a model to use with students during the school year. Student examples will also be shared to show success.
We will discuss the power of metacognition and how to teach students how to explain their evidence. Growth Mindset will be discussed to show the power of students looking at growth vs. numbers on tests. This will cover hands on learning as students will be creating the portfolios, experiential learning since it is similar to building a resume, and blended learning.
5 Min Intro to topic
10 min Go over the art of teaching student self-reflection, using the student Google Site model template as a guide.
35/40 min – Work with participants to create a Google Site. Teachers create their model template for their own students. They can also collaborate with others in the session.
5/10 min Share and Q and A
Rayna Freedman is a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. She is working on her doctorate through Northeastern. Rayna is president of MassCUE. She is a BrainPOP certified educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, and Fablevision Ambassador. Rayna has presented for ISTE, Ed Tech Teacher, Tech and Learning, MassCUE, MASCD, Medfield DLD, and BLC. Ms. Freedman is published in Early Childhood Education Today, Building Teachers: A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education 2nd edition and Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education. She is a level 2 Google Certified Educator.