Friday 26th October, 2012
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Students are motivated when they have the chance to share and display their work - especially in an online environment.
This session will outline what we did during our successful first year of implementing online student art portfolios using Google Apps for Education and specifically Google Sites for Grades 6 & 7. We will also highlight the changes we are making to improve the process this year.
We will review and demonstrate the scaffolding needed to build a self-sustaining cycle of creation-documentation-reflection that students work through at their own pace throughout the year. Classroom structure, creation of the website template, basics in photography, iPhoto, and the writing of reflections on the website itself.
In addition to providing a vehicle for students to showcase their work, this is an outstanding assessment tool that tracks progress across the year (or years) and provides ongoing evidence to parents during interviews or student-led conferences.
The focus of this session will not be solely on the visual arts, but using Google Sites in general as a tool to allow students to showcase and reflect on their work in an online portfolio.
Google Certified Teacher & middle school ICT Integrator. Always looking for ways to enhance learning with technology - in my own classroom and others'.
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