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Growth Over Grades Podcast: Episode 6 - Allison Curry

Welcome to the Growth Over Grades Podcast where we talk about education ideas and topics that matter most to our Spaces Educator ...

STEAM Engineering Lesson: Catapult Challenge

In this STEAM lesson plan, students will experiment with inertia and force as they build, test, and make changes to a homemade ...

How to use Curriculum Tags within Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn how to use Curriculum Tags within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

STEAM Engineering Lesson: Roller Coaster Energy

In this STEAM lesson plan, students will understand potential and kinetic energy through this hands-on experiment involving roller coaster design and building. ...

3 Ways Spaces Can Help You Implement STEM: Plans, Portfolio & People

3 Ways Spaces Can Help You Implement STEM: Plans, Portfolio & People STEM education is intertwining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into ...

STEAM Science Lesson: Types of Clouds

We see clouds in the sky every day; what makes them look different and what can we learn about our environment from ...

STEAM Lesson: Solar Ovens

Get students exploring solar energy through this hands-on and tasty experiment! This lesson is designed for grades 6-8, but can be adapted ...

STEAM Lesson: Phases of the Moon

In this lesson, students will continue to learn about and demonstrate their knowledge of the Phases of the Moon by creating a ...

STEAM Math Lesson: Stacking Challenge

This lesson challenges students to stack as many of a certain item as they can, collect data from their classmates, then calculate ...

3 Lesson Plans to Launch the New School Year

3 Lesson Plans to Launch the New School Year If you’re a teacher, you know that the Back To School season is ...

A School Administrator’s Guide to SpacesEDU

Support meaningful engagement of the SpacesEDU portfolio and assessment platform with successful implementation strategies for your school. What you’ll get out of ...

STEAM Math Lesson: Structure Building Challenge

This lesson plan will allow students to design and build their own structure using spaghetti and marshmallows, focusing on concepts of tension ...

Growth Over Grades Podcast: Episode 5 - Stephanie Morgan-Harris

 Welcome to the Growth Over Grades Podcast where we talk about education ideas and topics that matter most to our Spaces ...

3 Ways Spaces Can Launch Your School Year in the Right Direction

3 Ways Spaces Can Launch Your School Year in the Right Direction If you are looking for an engagement tool that you ...

STEAM Lesson Plan: Fractal Watercolors

This lesson plan will teach students about amazing, intricate fractals and how they show up naturally in our world. Students will use ...

Growth Over Grades Podcast: Episode 4 - Natalie Vardabasso

 Thank you for tuning into our Growth Over Grades Podcast where we talk about education ideas and topics that matter most ...

Logic Puzzles Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will engage students in using their creativity to plan and make a colorful, creative puzzle. It will challenge students ...

Creative Confidence Lesson Plan

This lesson will inspire students to develop their creative confidence and not worry about the opinion of others or needing to be ...

Introduce, Tag & Reflect on the ISTE Standards Using Spaces

Teaching students how to navigate the digital world where they are thoughtful consumers, creators, and citizens is no easy task. However, the ...

Collaboration Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is meant to encourage and motivate children to determine how to successfully collaborate and work together as team players ...

A STEM Lesson Plan: Cultivating Persistence & Problem Solving Skills

In this lesson plan, students will continue to practice persistence and problem solving skills by creating a boat that will float on ...

Ideas for Documenting Student Growth Using Student Portfolios

Ideas for Documenting Student Growth Using Student Portfolios Student portfolios are becoming more relevant as an assessment tool in today's classrooms. As ...

Problem Solving Stations Lesson Plan

This lesson is meant to encourage and motivate children to persevere and work through difficult tasks. Although this lesson is specifically tailored ...

3 Ways To Promote a Student Growth Mindset

Developing a growth mindset in the classroom is both powerful and crucial for building more confident and resilient young learners. When the ...

Growth Over Grades Podcast: Episode 3 - Todd Scholl

Thank you for tuning into our Growth Over Grades Podcast where we talk about education ideas and topics that matter most to ...

I’m Sorry Story: The Importance of Sincere Apologies | Lesson Plan

Taking responsibility for when you’ve hurt others is a very important life skill. This lesson plan opens up the conversation and helps ...

The Benefits of Using Digital Portfolios

The Benefits of Using Digital Portfolios In a world that relies more and more on technology, the way that we preserve and ...

See. Think. Wonder. - Critical Thinking Lesson Plan

This lesson will introduce students to the concept of critical thinking. Students will observe an interesting photo and engage in a critical ...

Growth Over Grades Podcast: Episode 2 - Dr. Sarah Thomas

 Welcome to the SECOND episode of the Growth Over Grades podcast!  This is the Education podcast that highlights student learning and ...

Adding Curriculum Tags to Activities | Video Tutorials

Learn how to add Curriculum Tags to Activities within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Sharing Activities from Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn how to share activities from within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Log In Using QR Codes | Video Tutorials

Learn how to utilize QR codes for logging in within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Explore Reporting Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn how to navigate Reporting Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Submitting An Activity For A Student | Video Tutorials

Learn how to submit an activity on behalf of a student from within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Using Proficiency Scales within Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn how to utilize Proficiency Scales from within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Ideas To Celebrate The End of The School Year With Spaces

Ideas To Celebrate The End of The School Year With Spaces As we approach the end of another school year, it is ...

Effective Communication Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is meant to encourage and motivate students to express their thoughts and emotions through effective communication. The lesson plan ...

Growth Over Grades Podcast: Episode 1 - Dene Gainey

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Growth Over Grades Podcast! In this episode, we chat with Dene Gainey. Dene is a phenomenal ...

5 Benefits of Competency Based Education

5 Benefits of Competency Based Education Traditionally, schools, and the students in them, work in a fairly homogeneous way. Students in a ...

Citizenship Lesson Plan

This lesson will allow students to explore the concept of citizenship by brainstorming real-world issues that are important to them and their ...

How to Make Competency-Based Education Possible Using Spaces

How to Make Competency Based Education Possible Using Spaces As we start to see a shift in education and classroom culture, we ...

Engineering Challenge: Developing Perseverance Lesson Plan (K-6)

Students will be challenged to persevere through an engineering design challenge as they strive to build the best possible Puff Mobile. The ...

Sparking Creativity Lesson Plan

This lesson is meant to teach students how to think outside of the box. Students will learn how to be more creative ...

How is Spaces different from (insert your favourite EdTech tool)?

How is Spaces different from (insert your favourite EdTech tool)? We’ve always found it challenging to fit Spaces into one singular EdTech ...

Three Ways Teachers Leave an Impact

During Teacher Appreciation Week, many educators shared with us stories of their favorite teachers. There were three themes that seemed to resonate ...

Student BookChats Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, you'll help your readers connect more deeply with the books they are reading by offering feedback and allowing ...

If I Was Your Child’s Teacher

If I was your child’s teacher, I knew there was a reason we were connected. I welcomed your child into my class, ...

3 Reasons You’ll Want To Join Our Spacetronauts Community

3 Reasons You’ll Want To Join Our Community of Educators At Spaces, we know that community and connection are everything. With a ...

Character Traits Lesson Plan

This lesson will focus on the character trait of “respect”. This lesson can be used each month focusing on a different character ...

10 Teacher Tips to Inspire You To Make The Most Out Of Your Spaces Account

10 Teacher Tips to Inspire You To Make The Most Out Of Your Spaces Account We’re constantly inspired by teachers across the ...

Needs Versus Wants Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will introduce students to the difference between needs and wants. By classifying everyday items as needs versus wants, students ...

5 Ways To Improve Parent Teacher Communication With Spaces

5 Ways To Improve Parent Teacher Communication With Spaces Strong communication is key when it comes to building strong parent-teacher relationships and ...

Building Bridges Lesson Plan

This lesson will help students explore the profession of engineering by building bridges. Students will learn about different types of bridges and ...

Courageously Creative Kindergarten Lesson Plan

This lesson will inspire children to develop a growth mindset by encouraging them to express their creative abilities with confidence. While the ...

Digital Bookshelves for Independent Reading

Promoting a Culture of Reading with Digital Bookshelves  Who here likes checking paper reading logs? No takers? Well, how about chasing down ...

Affirmation Station Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, Students will create their own positive self-talk statements using “affirmation stations” to help them optimize for learning and ...

Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Learning can be a challenge and designing the right experiences that will best support students on ...

The Starfish Check-In + Take Five Lesson Plan

    Students will learn a mindfulness meditation practice called The Starfish Check-In [K-4] or Take 5 [5-12], in order to build ...

[Canadian] Financial Literacy Lesson Plans

  Financial literacy is an important topic for any age, and Spaces offers many opportunities to help develop and document concepts related ...

Getting Started Guide for Families

SpacesEDU is a web and mobile platform that allows teachers and students to capture, communicate, and reflect on what is happening in ...

Create an Account with Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn how to manage and create accounts from within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Create a Post with Spaces | Video Tutorials

In this video, learn how to create and comment on a post. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Assign and Manage Activities with Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn about managing and assigning Activities to students from within Spaces. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Types of Spaces — Overview | Video Tutorials

Learn about the different types of Spaces within the Spaces assessment platform. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Send and Receive Messages with Spaces | Video Tutorials

Learn how to use the Messages feature from within Spaces in this video tutorial. Follow alongside our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Invite Students, Families & Co-Teachers to Spaces | Video Tutorials

A video tutorial covering how you can invite Students, Families & Co-Teachers to Spaces with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Spaces Overview | Video Tutorials

Watch this video walkthrough and overview of Spaces with Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis! Click to get started.

Teacher Guide to Getting Started with SpacesEDU

How to help educators capture the moment where growth happens in your school(s) with an easy-to-use assessment product that enables anytime, anywhere ...

A District Administrator’s Guide to SpacesEDU

How to launch SpacesEDU and support meaningful implementation across your school district as a SpacesEDU District Lead.  What you’ll get out of ...

Curriculum Tags for Parent-Teacher Conferences & Student-Led Conferences

Are you in the practice of sharing student learning and growth through parent-teacher conferences? Or maybe your school supports students taking part ...

Curriculum Tags for Everyday Activities & Assessments

As educators, one of our key responsibilities is to teach our subject-area content and ensure that students leave our course with an ...

From Nuisance to Learning Platform - How Teachers are Transforming TikTok into an Edtech Tool

TikTok has pretty much taken over the world at this point. While your students have been stuck at home due to the ...

The Rise of the Learner Profile

As schools reopen this fall, there is pressure to return to “business as usual” and simply resume the way things were before ...

A lesson plan package for 21st-century skill development

As the world continues to change at a rapid pace so do the skills required for new students entering the workforce. In ...

An Ice Breaker Activity Students Love

A new school year means another opportunity to get to know a new group of students. Start the school year off right ...

Five Activities to Start the School Year Off Right

Those first few days of a new school year or semester can be filled with mixed emotions for educators and students alike. ...

Break the Ice in the New School Year with This Activity!

What’s your favorite form of potato? What’s a hobby you’ve picked up in the last few months? What song describes your life ...

What 21st-Century Life Skills Do Hiring Managers Wish they Had Before Graduation?

What 21st-Century Life Skills Should Students Have Before Entering the Workforce? During the first season of the Competentencies without a Classroom podcast, ...

21 Books Teachers Wish They Had Read Before They Were 18

We all have a book that changed our life for the better, opening our mind to new concepts, ideas, and competencies. For ...

21 Books to Learn 21st-Century Skills

We all have that one book that we can't recommend enough. For some, it's a childhood story that they couldn't put down. ...

The Battle Between Standardized Tests and 21st-Century Skills

If you spend some time looking around the internet, you’ll quickly find that there are a lot of opinions floating around on ...

21st-Century Skills Students Need to Display Before Graduating

Throughout the first two seasons of our podcast, Competencies without a Classroom, we promoted each of our guests to Superintendent of a ...

3 Ways to Target 21st-Century Skill Development in the Classroom

What 21st-Century Skills are Educators Focusing on with their Students? We recently interviewed a group of educators across all different subject areas ...

Why No One Wants to Work with the Brilliant Jerk

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” -Theodore Rosevelt Throughout the first two seasons of ...

21st-Century Skills Students Need to Have on their Resumes

What 21st-Century Skills Will Students Need to Display on their Resumes? In Season One of our Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we ...

21st-Century Life Skills that Schools Should Teach Students

What 21st-Century Life Skills should Students have Before Leaving High School? During the second season of the Competentencies without a Classroom podcast, ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 22 [BONUS] Recap

We’re back with a bonus #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom! In this episode, we chat with Amber Harper, author of ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 21 Recap

In our 21st and final #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom season two, we sit down and chat with Lizanne Foster, ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 20 Recap

In our 20th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we sit down with Ronald Hae, a grade 11/12 accounting teacher in ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 19 Recap

In our 19th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we interview the host of the EdTechBites Podcast - Gabriel Carillo. Gabriel ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 18 Recap

In our 18th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we had the pleasure of chatting with the host of The #EduDuctTape ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 17 Recap

In our 17th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we speak with the educator behind the podcast, blog, and youtube channel ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 16 Recap

In our 16th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we speak with Johanna Brown, a chemistry and computer science teacher in ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 15 Recap

If you go after what makes you joyful and happy, it will bring more joy to your life and to everyone else’s. ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 14 Recap

Where there is collaboration and conversation, there is great opportunity.   In our 14th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 13 Recap

In our 13th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we sit down with the incredible Jonathan So, a K-8 Teacher for ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 12 Recap

"When you’re ready to learn your lesson, your teacher appears” In our 12th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we interview ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 11 Recap

In our 11th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we sat down for our first dual interview of the season with ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 10 Recap

In our tenth #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we interview Vickie Morgado, who has spent 21 years working in education ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 9 Recap

“Sometimes we don’t give our kids credit, but if we get out of their way, it’s pretty cool what they can do.” ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 8 Recap

“people have a tendency to avoid things that are uncomfortable - do them, it'll make you better in the long run.” In ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 7 Recap

In the seventh #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we chat with the incredible Laura Heyes. She is a fifth-grade teacher ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 6 Recap

In the sixth #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we meet Rachelle Dene Poth, a teacher who does it all. Not ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 5 Recap

" We want to have students be able to be comfortable with being uncertain. " In the fifth #21For21 episode of Competencies ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 4 Recap

" ...the world is not standardized." In the fourth #21For21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we interview Matt Rhoads, a ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 3 Recap

" I always say we have to open the window to the adult world for kids and actually have conversations about what's ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 2 Recap

" I focus a lot on helping students to understand that all communication is persuasive" In the second #21For21 episode of Competencies ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 1 Recap

No matter what students end up doing in their lives, they're going to be either consuming or creating content. In the first ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 21 - Recap

The world around you is constantly changing. Whether it be through a pandemic or the emergence of technology, you have proven yourself ...

3 Experienced Educators Share Inspiring Journeys of Teaching Without Grades

“Where’s the vocab test?” Bonnie Nieves, a high school biology teacher in Massachusetts, often hears this from her students on the first ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 20 - Recap

Could toys be the new textbooks? As our world becomes increasingly digitized and robots take away job positions, complex problem-solvers will thrive. ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 19 - Recap

This week’s guest is well on his way to becoming a future prime minister. While the rest of us were catching up ...

Why now is the time for schools to give up grades

In his book The Audacity of Hope, former American President Barack Obama said public education was, “stuck between those who want to ...

Redefining Resilience for Educators in 2021

It’s no secret that the past year has presented numerous challenges for you and your students.  Change, fear, loss, anxiety, whatever it ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 18 - Recap

Public speaking is something we all have to do in some capacity. It’s a skill that requires practice, but the more you ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 17 - Recap

This week’s guest teaches us to lead our lives by being curious. Meet Zoe Share - a former kindergarten teacher turned CEO ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 16 - Recap

There are so many pathways to success. It could be a four-year degree, a 2-year degree, an apprenticeship, or like this week's ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 15 - Recap

Black people account for 3.5% of the Canadian population and only 2.5% of the tech workforce. This week’s guest works to inspire ...

Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 14 - Recap

One piece of paper cannot showcase the full realm of anyone’s story or what they’re capable of. That’s why Scotiabank has begun ...

5 Lessons for Teachers from the Ungrading Movement

I sat in my former principal's office and told him I wanted to stop grading. Needless to say, it required some convincing.  ...

Project-based learning vs. problem-based learning

This is a guest post by Sara Segar, founder of Experiential Learning Depot and a former high school biology teacher at a ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 13 - Recap

If you’re nearing the end of your high school days and are finding yourself feeling anxious or stressed about life after high ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 12 - Recap

Ever wondered what it would be like to get a taste of your dream job before you enter the field? In Ontario, ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 11 - Recap

The professional environment is rapidly evolving, especially in tech and sales. Whether you are on your way to post-secondary education, focused on ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 10 - Recap

Being curious has immense gains. While it takes practice and courage, once you begin to participate in active listening and frequent question ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 9 - Recap

In the last episode, we introduced sales as an up-and-coming industry. The truth is, whatever industry you find yourself in, sales skills ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 8 - Recap

The sales industry isn't what you think it is. Sales is not simply pushing a product, it’s solving problems and adding value. ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 7 - Recap

What gets you excited in the morning? Think about the one thing you love to learn about or do, in or out ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 6 - Recap

Writing is a skill that will benefit you in any job scenario. However, how we are taught to write an essay throughout ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 5 - Recap

Failure is really the key to success. In this episode of Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we interview Austin Belcak, founder of ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 4 - Recap

Don't make excuses. In this episode of Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we interview filmmaker, Rob Comeau. Listen and learn: What separates ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 3 - Recap

Nobody does the optional, so do the optional. In this episode of Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we interview Navid Nathoo, an ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 2 - Recap

When you're passionate about what you do, there is no 9-5. In this episode of Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we interview ...

Competencies without a Classroom Episode 1 - Recap

Position titles come and go. It's not about the "what." Instead, it's about who you are. In this episode of Competencies without ...

One way you can help students prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet

One of the greatest pleasures of being a teacher is the ability to set your students up for success and watch them ...

Connect home and school with digital portfolio applications

This is a guest post by Grade 5 teacher, Krista Ford, from Waverly Memorial. I’ve always been a teacher eager to incorporate ...

Thought-provoking student reflection questions for every scenario

Reflection encourages students to take a moment to look back and appreciate their learning progress, to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and goals, ...

How to implement visual thinking strategies (VTS) in your class

Picture yourself in an art gallery (COVID-19 edition: wearing your mask, of course). You walk the aisles and appreciate the pieces you ...

How to focus on social and emotional learning with digital portfolios

Since COVID-19 hit, social and emotional learning, or SEL, is more important than ever before. How do we create opportunities for social ...

Five ways to capture growth in a remote learning setting

There are many fears and worries about remote learning and a new school year, but we need to move forward. How do ...

How to implement project-based learning with digital portfolios

This is a guest post by Nicholas Provenzano, the award-winning educator and best-selling author behind The Nerdy Teacher. As a teacher that ...

The educator's guide to making great videos

Video in the classroom has been on the rise for years. You might even be surprised to learn that educational videos are ...

Using digital portfolios to support the documentation of knowledge

Keeping digital portfolios at the core of your work with students is key to building habits of documentation, making learning visible, and ...

How to support anytime, anywhere learning with digital portfolios

Spaces by myBlueprint was proud to be a sponsor at this year's Teach With Tech event. Did you miss our session? No ...

How to make your teaching videos accessible (and why)

Recently, I asked a group of educators how they’d make teaching videos accessible this fall. Many of the suggestions, which I’ve included ...

Create a teaching video with video production best practices for teachers

When thinking about how to create a teaching video at home, the best tip you will ever receive when putting together a ...

#teachersoftiktok: How to effectively use TikTok in your classroom

In a COVID world, it feels as if using tech is the only way to really communicate with your students. But, let’s ...

Closing the school year with an exit portfolio

Finding the best way to conclude a school year is a challenge, even in the best of times. How do you help ...

Must-have video tools for education

Has video become a more regular part of your teaching routine? Given the shift to learning at home, we expect most of ...

How to use video to give engaging student feedback

Creating short videos for each student to help articulate your feedback in a medium they love can be a great way to ...

What is a portfolio for the classroom?

When you look at your students, you don’t see their mid-term grade or the percentage they got on their last essay. You ...

Focusing on feedback over grades

Like standardized test scores, grades are intended to give us a simple, quantifiable, and comparable measurement of performance. But many educators (and ...

Frequently Asked Questions: Spaces & COVID-19

We're all going to get through this together. We understand that these are unprecedented and unpredictable times. That is why we want ...

How to use digital portfolios to promote metacognition in your classroom

Metacognition is another one of those buzzwords that is often thrown around by educators and administrators as a must-have in the classroom ...

How to craft writing skills through topics and media students love

when the students themselves are not connecting with the content. Having students create content about topics they love, however, can give them ...

Parents' and family guide to digital portfolios in the classroom

Digital portfolios are becoming an increasingly popular way for teachers to encourage capturing and documentation of learning, prompting meaningful reflection, and providing ...

How to implement digital portfolios: Tips from Madison City Schools

This is a follow-up article to our profile on Madison City Schools, where we interviewed the district’s technology lead Daniel Whitt on ...

Telling the whole story with digital portfolios: An interview with Instructional Technology Coordinator, Daniel Whitt

Daniel Whitt, instructional technology coordinator for Madison City Schools, is on a mission. Digital portfolios for every student. Whitt’s school district in ...

Five things to look when assessing equitable solution for digital portfolios

  When deciding which technologies to introduce to your students, it’s important to consider how every student can not just use, but ...

Considering equity when implementing digital portfolio tools

When speaking with educators about digital portfolios, some have expressed concerns about adopting one standardized portfolio tool for their classrooms. Two of ...

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