Day 13 (of 185) if only we started eportfolioing a week earlier…!

Day 13 (of 185) if only we started eportfolioing a week earlier…!

One of my teachers came in thrilled that she had just had an eportfolio moment….but our tools haven’t been ordered yet….

Earlier this week my new staff agreed to experiment with some eportfolio-ing. So obviously their brains have been thinking about what/how to document using an eportfolio. Sure we’ve talked about key additions like reading writing and numeracy samples and rubrics. Also those special moments. 

But….what do they look like?

Well, while she was able to get some photos, she wished she could’ve video-ed:

The class exploring how to make paper shapes that would support great weights. There had been some pre-thinking going on. Some small tests. Some who felt they would be the leaders of this STEM challenge were doing okay……

But not as well as an emerging leader – a girl who hadn’t always been successful at school. But as book after book was added to her paper support…..and it continued to hold…..long after most others gave in to the gravitational pressures. 

And with each book, her excitement grew! She started dancing and exclaimed this was her “best day of school ever”. 

The story is great….but archived in an eportfolio…..kinda wish we could have started the eportfolio planning a week or two earlier so we coulda been ready. 

But the nice part is that with the excitement of the student that was infectious throughout the class and especially to the adults….we want to chase more “best days ever”. 

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About technolandy

Principal of Sorrento Elementary Educator pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Piloting ePortfolios
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