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Create, Collaborate and Communicate: Utilizing Google Sites for Digital Portfolios

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, June 25, 4:00–6:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 43

Melinda Isham   Yvette Mezzanatto  
Google Sites allows students to CREATE digital portfolios showcasing their progress, to COLLABORATE with others to gain feedback and reflect on their work, and to COMMUNICATE beyond the walls of the classroom. Discover a variety of resources and examples that will help you use Sites in your classroom.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants are encouraged to have a GSutie educational account already set up and established.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
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.
For Educators:
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to expose educators to a successful and engaging platform that enables students to exhibit their work while demonstrating and reflecting on their learning throughout the school year.

At the end of this session, participants will know…
- How to use Google Sites to create digital student portfolios.
- How to use Google Sites to facilitate student collaboration.
- How to use Google Sites as a tool for communication to share with education stakeholders.
- How to use Google Sites to create a classroom website that promotes communication among students, parents, and colleagues.

Supporting research

“The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning”:

“Developing Digital Portfolios: How ICT Can Facilitate Pupil Talk About Learning”:

This is a demonstration of a creative use of digital portfolios as a means to showcase student learning and provide a platform for student reflection. The daily use and integration of meaningful technology such as Google Sites gives students the opportunity to strengthen 21st-century skills that will support them beyond the classroom.

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