Principal Matt Renwick explains how his K-5 school is using Digital Student Portfolios to boost student achievement and promote connected learning. Renwick includes samples from actual student portfolios.
In her new book Teaching in High Gear: My Shift Toward a Student-Driven, Inquiry-Based Science Classroom, Marsha Ratzel recounts a transformational journey marked by a gradual shift from teacher-centered to student-driven education and bolstered by a powerful virtual network of colleagues from around the world. Here’s an excerpt!
International distance educator Smadar Goldstein has been teaching students in the U.S. and elsewhere online for more than 10 years, from her company headquarters in Israel. The connected world is finally melting down the traditional education mold, she says â€“ so what should school be instead? She offers some of her ideas in this PLP Voices post.
Do you use a Learning Management System? Because I canâ€™t function efficiently without them. Iâ€™m an online teacher. When I assign activities, itâ€™s online. When I give out readings, videos to watch, and other assignments, itâ€™s all online. Without an LMS, these assignments get messy. With students in different age groups, in different places and contexts, I cannot imagine how I’d keep track of what’s been assigned, when itâ€™s due, who’s completed it (and when), and where the email is they attached it to. For me, an LMS is one giant teacher notebook.