#Edchat Weekly Roundup: Using Technology to Demonstrate Growth in the Classroom
With the rise of technology and a push towards more "authentic" forms of learning/assessment, is it time for education to shift away from stagnant letter grades? See below for participants thoughts on the 12pm ET conversation:
If grades are an indication of potential, wouldn't portfolios be a proof of potential? Should we adopt portfolios over grades?
Digital portfolios can show growth of student through the years. Easy to maintain than paper. #edchat— Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1) February 25, 2014
Do you think there should be standards for what is included in a portfolio? Or should this be creative expression for the student? #edchat— USC Rossier (@USCTeacher) February 25, 2014
Portfolios are also an element of "student voice"--Student voice is so important and needs to be included in all we do. #edchat— Sara Truebridge (@saratruebridge) February 25, 2014
Have internet/technology spaces made an impact on education reform, or is it just a medium for ed tech advocates to preach to their own choir? Read below to see the discussions brought up during the 7pm ET conversation:
Are ideas and contributions of connected educators making a difference in education, or is it an echo chamber of a like-minded minority?
Ideas & contributions of connected eds can not possibly exist in an echo chamber. They are shared through our students #edchat— kstansberry (@kstansberry) February 26, 2014
Being connected does not mean "look at me and my followers on twitter" it means using digital mediums to impact teaching n learning #edchat— Andrew P. Marcinek (@andycinek) February 26, 2014
Connected educators have 2 things in common, Education & technology. They are bound to have common beliefs in many areas. #Edchat— Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) February 26, 2014
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