As new technology reaches classrooms in the coming months, students will be expected to not only learn new tools, but to learn in new ways. As part of the WUSD Technology Plan, students will create a student technology academic portfolio that includes digital artifacts that demonstrate a progression toward mastery of technology skills as integrated into a Common Core aligned curriculum while practicing responsible online communication and collaboration as part of building 21st century skills. The artifacts representing learning should show a transition from the transformative to the enhancement levels of SAMR, progression from lower to higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, and deeper levels of knowledge in a Depths of Knowledge framework.
Your teaching team will design and submit an online portfolio prototype to be used by your grade level or department to capture the transformation of your students becoming 21st century learners through the use of technology. Your team's final prototype will be shared online in the Innovative Educators space on Schoology where your colleagues will provide feedback through exploring, questioning, and commenting. Through this process, our Innovative Educators will establish the standard template for student technology academic portfolios for each grade level and/or department.
Watch this brief Google Sites Tour for an overview of how Google Sites works. Note that the interface of Sites has changed since this video was made, however, Sites still has the functionality and features described in the video.
Vision for the WUSD student technology academic portfolios includes:
Review ePortfolios with Google Apps and Chromebooks graphic. Be sure to read through the steps listed beneath the graphic for ideas of what elements to include in the student portfolio as well as what Google Apps could support those tools.
Follow the Prezi of embedded tutorials to work through some of the basic features of Google Sites. Stop the Prezi and work on your Google Sites pages using the information shared.
More Google Sites information can be found in the Level 2 training for Google Certified Educator training for Google Sites (text). For a collection of videos on Google Sites created by ed tech leaders, visit the CUE Videos playlist for Google Sites.
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