Using Technology to Personalize Learning in Elementary Schools

On Tuesday, October 15 at 4 P.M. CST, I am co-facilitating a webinar for Education Week. You can register for the free webinar here:;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=16341&

For my part, I am describing how technology can be embedded within best practice to facilitate deep levels of learning. Specifically, digital student portfolios are a tool my school is using. iPads and Evernote are the tools of choice. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time or space to include this video tutorial. It shows how to set up a digital student portfolio in Evernote and input a student’s first learning artifact. Self-assessment and feedback are just a few of the learning activities that can occur when using technology in a meaningful way.

If you have questions and/or thoughts beyond what you see here or heard through the webinar, please share in the comments.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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