EPORTFOLIOS…what are they?….why do we need them?….how can we use them?
Eportfolios are about collecting and showcasing evidence of your lifelong learning. They are personal and professional with a purpose for the creator and an audience.
Multimedia Web 2.0 tools allows us to create more visually pleasing and ‘in the moment’ accurate artefacts when recording and reflecting on our learning. An Eportfolio is where we can showcase these artefacts.
In 2011 Coach Carole and a team of presenters offered a 6 week course about eportfolios. Nearly 2 years on,
Adrienne Kajewski and Simon Pankhurst revisit this current and important digital skill in Community Connect’s weekly webinars.
From beginners to established users, there is something for everyone in this week’s session on eportfolios.
WHEN: Thurs 23rd May 2013
WHERE: Follow the Link
TIME: 8pm Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane, Australia time (GMT+11)
All Welcome! Please bring a friend to help share our knowledge with a larger community! We are also looking for ideas of what people would like to learn about so that we can develop some more sessions! Post a comment or visit the Facebook Page to let use know!
As this was an unconference style workshop session, there is always an element of uncertainty as to how things will pan out. However, it was a great session, with educators from Australia, UK and USA playing and sharing together. You can listen to the recording by clicking on this link.
Here is what it looked like:-
- Peggy George (@peggygeorge) shared the app she has created for Classroom2.0LIVE using cleverlize - the app creating program that we learnt about in last week’s session.
- An application share revealed the sites that Carole McCulloch had shared as a comment on this webinar posting on the Australia Series blog:- Tools that are collated on the SA eLearning site and Marlene Manto’s blog where the most recent post shared some great sites for MS Powerpoint.
- Jo Frei shared some great images from her blog Sprite’s site and Gifted Resources blog
- I shared fotor – a collage making online tool, that is free and requires no registration – always a bonus when working with students. Participants were quickly shown the basics and then given 3 mins to create their own collage. A quick demo was given on saving and sharing options. Participants copied their collages onto the whiteboard in Blackboard Collaborate and shared their results – a wonderful diversity of experiences and interests.
- Marc Grossman @UKGrossman from UK demonstrated the new look Scratch 2.0
- Peggy discussed her attendance at the virtual 4T Conference over the last few days and shared her livebinder for March Classroom2.0 featuring a presenter on Scratch and Stretchinstructor.
- Finally people shared some of the collage making tools that they liked using – photoscape, pizap and shape collage, jigsaw maker
When: Tuesday, May 21st 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and timezone.
About this session: This is an ‘unconference’ style webinar where participants are encouraged to bring along some of the latest tools or apps that they are using or ‘playing’ with. Those who join us will have the chance to play with the tools, share what they have learnt and discuss how it could be used in the classroom or learning. Alternatively, come along with questions about some tools that you would like to use.To kickstart the session, I will share fotor, a great online image editing tool and some of my favourite apps for twitter use.
Please join us by clicking on this link. If you cannot join us, what tools or apps are you trialling or playing with? Please leave a comment below.
Community Connect welcomes Chris Smith for an “iPad App Smackdown: Part 2”.
A session not quite as intense as Wrestling smackdowns but probably more relevant to our work in learning and teaching.
In this session Shamblesguru [Chris Smith] will spend about 20-30 minutes sharing just a few of the 1,500 that are on his iPad.
During this time we’ll also look at some of the options to display an iPad on a projector screen or on an external monitor or mirroring the teachers iPad onto student iPads.
After this initial start to the session all attendees are invited to share their own favourite iPad Apps … in any of the areas of productivity, teaching, learning, fun or life style.
Chis has an area on the Shambles website that support “Mobile Learning” which includes the iPad at http://shambles.net/ICT/#mobile
Shambles in S.E.Asia : Information and Communication Technology ICT Department shambles.net
WHEN: Thurs 15th May 2013
WHERE: Here is the Recording Link
TIME: 8pm Melbourne, Australia time (GMT+11)
When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 from 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your timezone.
About this session: It is with great pleasure that we have as our guest presenter, Dr Lukas Steinbacher, from Germany and Binh-An Tran who are the co-founders of Cleverlize. Cleverlize allows educationalists to create apps for multiple platforms without coding.
With Cleverlize’s App Editor you’ll be able to mobilize your teaching without any
programming skills. It’s never been so easy before to build and publish your own
interactive & mobile learning.
In the webinar we will show you, how easy it is to bring your own learning content on
mobile devices. In detail the webinar live demo contains:
General description of the Cleverlize platform
- How to build your own mobile content in 3 simple steps
- File your content in different templates (Articles, quiz, flashcards, …)
- Design your mobile content
- Publish your interactive content for learners
- Roadmap on next features
Listen to the recording of this session. Read more about cleverlize and register to have your own login.
Cleverlize. Learning meets Mobile!
Cleverlize develops a solution that enables educators to bring their teaching to
mobile devices. The solution therefore is suitable for all educators recognizing that
their students are consuming more and more content on smartphones and tablets.
Go mobile in 3 simple steps – with Cleverlize creating your own mobile micro
learning content is possible without any programming skills. Just file your content
in the Cleverlize App Editor and choose a custom design. Following the creation of
content as well as adjusting the design you can distribute and (if you want) sell it via
a “one-click” solution. Currently we support iOS and HTML5 but soon there will be
more platforms available.
Multiple interaction formats – Cleverlize’s learning content is interactive
and equipped with multi learning features. These can be simple articles, images
or embedded Youtube videos as well as tests with different question formats, e.g.
multiple choice, matching, sorting or cloze. Or just integrate flashcards to your mobile
Access from everywhere and at anytime – publish to the Cleverlize
Marketplace app to offer your students access to your learning content 24/7. It
doesn’t matter where they are. With Cleverlize’s marketplace your contents are even
available offline and on multiple devices (e.g. iPhone or iPad).
It’s just the beginning – the Cleverlize App Editor and its publishing
possibilities are just the first step of a next generation learning experience. Further
versions of Cleverlize will contain intelligent analytics features, gamification templates
and integration of social networks.
When: Wednesday, May 8th 8-9pm Melbourne Australia time. See timeanddate for your timezone.
About this session: “Our current generation of students have digital tools at their fingertips and amazing opportunities to connect with others across the globe. During this webinar we will demonstrate some of the tools that can be used to engage and encourage students to express their learning with images, quizzes, cartoons, word clouds and concept maps.
Britt Gow, (http://twitter.com/brittgow) an innovative science and maths teacher from a small, rural school in SW Victoria, shares the ways in which she has used digital tools to connect her students with experts in Australia and beyond. Come along and share the ways that you use to motivate and challenge students to extend their learning with digital tools.”
All are welcome. Please join us and join in the conversations. Click on this link to listen to the recording