Posts for Tag: blog

palindrome week

6-16-16

The local news mentioned that this week is Palindrome Week. And, that made me think that next year's Palindrome Week won't happen until July of 2017 and that is roughly the date I set for myself to start blogging again.   

See, I really need to start blogging again. If nothing else, it may help me makes sense of my learning. This past week has made me realize that I need to communicate my goals, my accomplishments, and my failures. This past year I preached to the students about #failforward, and I intend to practice what I preach.  

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CREATE DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS IN ANY CLASSROOM”

Really excited about using this with some of my elementary teachers. Not only can students create a digital portfolio that can be shared with the teacher and parents, they can now blog! The student voice piece of Seesaw is powerful.    

In my opinion, student portfolios are a far better assessment tool than a test or quiz. Portfolios are authentic. Tests are a snapshot. 

Who knows? Maybe someday college entrance requirements will be portfolio based. And, I'd love to get elementary students started on building their portfolio today. 

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