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@Pathbrite Creates A Portfolio Tool For Teachers, Students And Everyone Else
Portfolios for Educators includes customizable class-based portfolio templates and a process of student self-reflection and evaluation. Learners will have unlimited storage of artifacts and lifetime access to evidence of learning outcomes, credentials and accomplishments.
Says Tom Vander Ark of GettingSmart.com.
I have gone ahead and jumped on the bandwagon (which is what I do) and created a portfolio (pathbrite.com/rorysacks). What do I think about it? I really like it. If you are a student checking out a portfolio made by a teacher for a specific topic you will love it. It’s clean, simple, fun and easy to follow along.
As a teacher, creating different portfolio’s for different topics is actually fun. You can tag content so your students (and you) can sort your page. All your contact info is easily accessible. Students can even leave comments on the portfolio in general or under specific content.
Check out some people who have really used Pathbrite to their advantage.
So how do you all feel about the whole portfolio creation for students and classes?
My final project for my Teaching Diverse Learners class is to develop a 30-60 minute professional development workshop on an issue of diversity to inform our future colleagues about. My group has chosen to cover LGBTQ-related issues—which is a huge topic, with many issues and facets that contribute to how those identities and the perception of those identities affect our students.
If you have any resources you’d be willing to pass on, please let me know. We have to throw this together by Friday. I’d love you all forever and ever (even more than I already do, of course!)
“A popular practice in many classrooms is the creation and use of folders filled with extension activities and extra practice sheets--exercises designed to occupy students who finish class assignments quickly. I made them, too, in those early years, back when I was stuck in the mode of doing what everyone else around me did. Like warm-ups, these fun folders for the fast finishers has little instructional value other than drill and practice and took hours of time to plan and create. When my students asked me whether they could read books instead of doing the folders, I got the message. When I took a closer look at those folders, it became clear to me that they were simply time wasters, busywork, and, in some ways, punishment for students who were capable. Students hate those supposedly fun folders. My husband, a self-proclaimed slacker in school, figured out that when he finished his assignments earlier than other students, his reward was more work. He began to work more slowly, stretching out assignments that he could have easily finished in order to avoid the extra work.”—
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer
Her book repeats the idea of using any extra time in class for independent reading—not fluff work that you try to convince yourself is academic. When students are engaged in reading, they reap the rewards tenfold in their writing, speaking, and reading skills—not only in English class, but across the board.
For those who are having difficulty finding a job:
We should brainstorm and start a list of careers or jobs that would work well with an education degree. I know all too well that many have had extreme difficulty finding a job after graduation. What careers can you think of that would be a great “booster” before the final hoo-rah of finding a job? Here’s an ednewsdaily article that lists 20 companies that hire teachers.
the our list:
- Tutor - Privately or through a tutoring company
- Nanny - Prin. told me that she looks at experiences like this because it provides a very paralleled experience in the classroom
- After-School Program Councilor - Did it, Loved it, Awesome Experience and definitely provided some of the best experience.