This guide helps readers learn not only how to develop a digital portfolio but also how to use the portfolio to improve their communication skills with key audiences. Readers will discover how to highlight the work that best communicates their �brand� or message and how to effectively demonstrate their strengths, experience, and interests. They will learn how to leverage digital portfolios to dialogue with everyone from teachers and students to prospective colleges and employers. Overall, this book teaches students that a digital portfolio is a powerful tool in helping them communicate with the world around them.
Digital portfolios allow students to showcase their work to potential employers, college admission boards, and scholarship and award committees. In this title, readers will get expert tips on how to create their own portfolio and how to incorporate collaborative projects, including those they've completed with their classmates, peers, and fellow learners around the country and world. Also included are tips on how to get involved in existing collaborative projects or how to design your own.
Digital literacy is the key to success for this generation of students. Becoming familiar with digital portfolios and how they can assist in solving problems creatively is now a necessity. This title will inform readers about the benefits of digital portfolios with a focus on problem solving and innovation. Using historic examples from some of history�s greatest minds, as well as current professionals working in a digitized landscape, students will finish this book with a clear understanding of how digital portfolios can be leveraged to take an inventive approach to addressing issues.
This guide explores the use of a diverse selection of elements to demonstrate proficiencies and skill sets. Students are introduced to the concept of using artifacts and reflection to showcase not only what they�ve learned but how they�ve learned: how to demonstrate both their areas of study and interest and final products alongside pieces of evidence that demonstrate the process leading up to a final product. This title will aid students in the process of drawing connections between elements and reflection, and using feedback to build portfolios.
In today�s world, creating a digital portfolio that showcases academic and personal achievements is one of the best ways for students to present their accomplishments to organizations, college administrators, and potential employers. A digital portfolio can creatively demonstrate how a student�s interests and academic abilities have developed over time through the use of various media, including photos, blogs, sound files, and videos. This title will help readers learn how to select the best digital portfolio for their needs and know what to include so their accomplishments will truly stand out.
With this title, readers will learn to create digital portfolios for future-ready success! Electronic portfolios enable college- and career-bound students to curate and demonstrate their skills and academic achievements in a way that can be continually updated and expanded upon using hyperlinks. Readers will learn how to make a digital portfolio that puts their best foot forward, from what content to include to pro tips that will take it to the next level. Whether applying to college or for a new job, or showcasing a body of work, readers will learn how to make a digital portfolio sure to set them apart.
Educational technologies are becoming more commonplace across the K-12 curriculum. In particular, the use of innovative digital technology is expanding the potential of arts education, presenting new opportunities—and challenges—to both curricular design and pedagogical practice. Revolutionizing Arts Education in K-12 Classrooms through Technological Integration brings together a variety of perspectives, research, and case studies that emphasize a pedagogical awareness of diverse learning styles, while highlighting issues of ethics and equality across the educational landscape. This timely publication is aimed at K-12 arts educators leading classrooms focusing on dance, drama, media, music, and the visual arts, as well as pre-service teachers, museum and gallery educators, policymakers, and designers of academic curricula.
This book equips pre-service teachers, research postgraduate students, teacher educators, and language specialists with specific knowledge and skills about the principles, research, and applications of digital portfolios within the EFL writing contexts. While most digital portfolio scholarship focuses on higher education, this book targets primary-level and secondary-level school audiences, namely pre-service teachers, teacher educators, and Ministry of Education staff members with a focus on EFL writing. The rationale behind this design is that the published literature on digital portfolios tends to be generic and one-size-fits-all; there has been scant published scholarship about the development of digital portfolio literacy among teachers and pupils, which could enable them to upgrade the teaching and learning of writing in a larger EFL environment. This volume fills this gap by illustrating the why, what, and how aspects of digital portfolios in ten reader-friendly chapters. Guiding educators to enrich their pedagogical repertoire via the portfolio approach, this book emphasises a healthy balance between principles, research, and practice. It is an easy-to-follow guide to setting up digital portfolio systems and coaching pupils to improve writing, ensuring the dissemination of digital portfolios with high fidelity.
Help for grown-ups new to coding Getting a jump on learning how coding makes technology work is essential to prepare kids for the future. Unfortunately, many parents, teachers, and mentors didn't learn the unique logic and language of coding in school. Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies comes to the rescue. It breaks beginning coding into easy-to-understand language so you can help a child with coding homework, supplement an existing coding curriculum, or have fun learning with your favorite kid. The demand to have younger students learn coding has increased in recent years as the demand for trained coders has far exceeded the supply of coders. Luckily, this fun and accessible book makes it a snap to learn the skills necessary to help youngsters develop into proud, capable coders! Help with coding homework or enhance a coding curriculum Get familiar with coding logic and how to de-bug programs Complete small projects as you learn coding language Apply math skills to coding If you’re a parent, teacher, or mentor eager to help 8 to 14 year olds learn to speak a coding language like a mini pro, this book makes it possible!
The roadmap for your school’s CBE journey! Employ the WHAT (deeper academic and personalized learning), the WHY (equity), and the HOW (learner-centered approaches) of Competency-Based Education, maximizing the time, place, and pace of student learning. Make the shift to CBE using best practices from the authors’ CBE implementation experiences across states, districts, and schools. Build the foundation with organizational shifts - policy, leadership, culture, and professional learning Shift teaching-learning structures—rigorous learning, performance assessment, and evidence-based grading and reporting Dive into student-centered classrooms—personalized instruction and shifting mindsets for teacher-student roles, responsibilities, and classroom culture
Practical and accessible, this book comprehensively covers everything you need to know to design, develop, and deliver successful online, blended, and flipped language courses. Grounded in the principles of instructional design and communicative language teaching, this book serves as a compendium of best practices, research, and strategies for creating learner-centered online language instruction that builds students’ proficiency within meaningful cultural contexts. This book addresses important topics such as finding and optimizing online resources and materials, learner engagement, teacher and student satisfaction and connectedness, professional development, and online language assessment. Teaching Language Online features: A step-by-step guide aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment, and the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards Research-based best practices and tools to implement effective communicative language teaching (CLT) online Strategies and practices that apply equally to world languages and ESL/EFL contexts Key takeaway summaries, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading in every chapter Free, downloadable eResources with further readings and more materials available at www.routledge.com/ 9781138387003 As the demand for language courses in online or blended formats grows, K-16 instructors urgently need resources to effectively transition their teaching online. Designed to help world language instructors, professors, and K-12 language educators regardless of their level of experience with online learning, this book walks through the steps to move from the traditional classroom format to effective, successful online teaching environments.