Digital Portfolios

FreshGrade's Blog: How to Choose A Digital Portfolio for your classroom
Article written by: Gerard Dawson The options for teachers and school leaders when it comes to digital portfolios have advanced significantly over the last few years. To make the right choice, it’s important to understand exactly what you’ll need to do with the digital portfolio tool, and what your educational goals are for using digital [...]
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A growth mindset as defined by Carol S. Dweck “is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts, your strategies, and help from others.” So, what is the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset? In a fixed mindset, it is believed that you have […]

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Karen Fadum is a helping teacher in British Columbia, Canada, who previously taught 1st and 2nd grade. It was during her time as a classroom teacher that Karen started using digital portfolios to capture student learning and communicate it with families. Matt Renwick talks to Karen about her experience.  Matt Renwick: Why did you introduce digital […]

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The secret to project-based learning is action! Remember that not having all the answers is part of the process and asking for help from others is exactly what we would want our students to do. Look for online resources and blogs that serve as resources as you get started with ideas and you begin to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Project-based learning can be powerful but complex. If you’ve tried implementing PBl, then you may have experienced projects losing their allure or failing to motivate students to engage in deeper learning. Expert, Frank McKay shares five pitfalls to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: CNN looks at the schools of the future, including a project-based micro-school in New York and schools founded by Google executives in California and Boston. Many educators and administrators can get on board with the benefits of […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The big leap we’re trying to make is moving away from content standards to performance standards. Can you use knowledge, can you apply knowledge?” Some Silicon Valley veterans are choosing to invest their time and money in re-imagining […]

Freshgrade In Kindergarten

I started using FreshGrade in January 2015 in our Kindergarten class when I came across a post on Twitter. We all know that there are hundreds of apps out there to document student’s learning, but FreshGrade really enticed me. I approached my teaching partner about using FreshGrade, and she said, “We should give it a […]

Learning Coach, Nathan McEntee shares his learning journey with implementing student-led conferences and digital portfolios.

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STEAM — the approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics to guide student inquiry, discussion, and critical thinking — is a relatively new movement that is being adopted by many educators to ensure a prosperous future for their students. With many employers struggling to fill technical and science-related roles with local talent, […]

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