Day 49 (of 188) tech pro-d on eportfolios & @freshgrade #bcedbloggers
Today we learned we are in the midst of our learning about the potential of eportfolios. We were joined by some teachers from ‘out of district’ both live ANd via FaceTime effectively linking 3+ districts to the same learning.
Our focus was on eportfolios – specifically seeing what the Freshgrade app can do for us – this was the ‘tech tool in the background’ that we chose to pilot last year after a LOT of discussions and exploration. And in a year, things have continued to change and get better – so much more than when we started a year ago (though still working on an android app!)
It was amazing on two fronts:
1) the face to face & distance video chat was a neat way to blend the thinking from four districts
2) the tech ‘just worked’ – and in our school district tech review consultations, this was a key dream: to be as reliable as turning on the lights – it just works.
And while we had a few discussions about how to make the tool (freshgrade) meet our needs, the better part of the conversations revolved around: how to beat communicate student learning. And this is the ultimate goal (of me and my quest for ‘technologization’) – for tech and curricular pedagogy to blend together seamlessly.
Oops – and now I see that (on this district professional development day) there’s a further opportunity to talk digital portfolios via voxer!
Learning. It’s a 24/7/365 thing.