Another goal for this year that our two 5th grade teachers Kate Goodwin and Aubrey Stafford, along with our colleague Bart Jones who is the elementary PE teacher and myself, is for all of the students to have a digital portfolio. This is a pilot within our elementary and a goal for all of our students K-12 next year at Van Meter.
Each student will share their learning, creating, and voice within their digital portfolio.
The 5th graders started their Google Site in the library last week. I walked them through the steps and each one created their own. We love working together in front of the screen.....they can follow along with me very easily. Also, working together as a group they also become the teachers, helping and teaching their classmates.
I love seeing them use PhotoBooth on the MacBooks and PicMonkey online to create the perfect picture to represent themselves!
They also had created a page for their Related Arts Portfolio Blog....we will add these next week.
Through their portfolio work we will see our students produce and publish work that they are proud of, work that they will want to share with others. These will follow them through their secondary years. It will be really inspiring and important to see how they are develop into young people ready to change the world.
And a new place to share their learning, creating, and voice.