Last week, five excellent blogs profiled my book on their respective digital spaces.
It culminated in a great Twitter chat on Sunday, 8/17.
What I feel best about these connected learning experiences is, through the collaboration of many, others are taking the next steps toward becoming better. As Kimberley’s blog post title states, we need to “take one digital step at a time”. We are not trying to be perfect, but to continue our journey toward what’s possible. Check out Kimberley’s and Jimmy’s posts for great examples of how we might prepare for your own learning journey.
Capturing and advancing student learning through more visible methods of assessment is about helping students better understand their own abilities, reflect on their progressions toward personal goals, and take time to celebrate their successes during the school year. Just as important, to better understand our students as individuals with so much potential can only come from regular use of a wide variety of assessment practices. A digital portfolio is only one of those practices, but it is becoming more essential every day in our ever connected world.