Silvia Tolisano

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Exploring the Benefits of Blogging in the Classroom

Categories: Best OfStoriesBody: Blogs are everywhere. You probably read them to stay up-to-date on news and world happenings, to discover new trends, …

Teaching

Producing Quality Assessment in Digital Portfolios

<b>“The point is not to define quality but to produce it.”</b>The digital portfolio embraces the challenge of making learning visible and mirrors quality …

Pedagogy

Digital Portfolios and Blogs: Use Authentic Technology, Not Technology Made for School - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 480<p><i>Student publishing is a topic Erin Murphy</i> <i>and I explore in-depth in Hack 10 of our upcoming book,</i> <i>Hacking Project Based Learning</i><i>! (Update –</i> …

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

Image from Bill Ferriter (@plugusin)Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software …

Education Technology

The Process of Digital Portfolios | ISA Digital and Interactive Media

Portfolios have been a tradition at my school since its inception in 1994. When I started teaching here in 1998, the end of the year was a time for …

Connections Between Scaffolding and Digital Portfolios

The work of Aida Walqui and other advocates for effective teaching of English learners stresses the importance of providing scaffolds for English …

Pedagogy

How to create digital learning portfolios in the classroom

It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At the Dreamyard Project, a collaboration between the …

The Art of Reflection

A few weeks ago, I met with a group of educators to discuss their observations from a series of learning walks in classrooms. They found that though …

Pedagogical Documentation: Why? When? Who? What? Where? How?

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. As someone who has been asked often to teach pedagogical documentation to students and professionals, I grapple with …

Teaching

Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

<i>Editor's note: Laura White, a preschool autism teacher and former manager of Ashoka's Changemaker Schools Network, is the co-author of this …

Share @ SIS | Technology Transforms How Growth in Learning is Documented and Shared

<b>from Pigeon Finds a Cupcake to</b> <i>Jupiter</i><p>In grade 1, Jasmine was a quiet and shy student who, while productive, was reluctant to participate verbally in …

Education Technology

inspired Education

Volume 13 Number 2<br>©The Author(s) 2011<p>Learning to Document in Reggio-inspired Education<b>Carol Anne Wien</b> <br>York University<br>with <b>Victoria Guyevskey</b> & <b>Noula</b> …

Documentation Tools: Five Considerations for a “Just Right” Fit

Pedagogical documentation enables us to capture learning made visible and assess our students’ strengths and needs without disrupting the learning …

Education Technology

Not all Documentation is Pedagogical Yet – and that’s Okay!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: How Does Learning Happen (2014) is considered a <i>pedagogical</i> document. It …

Pedagogy

Documenting Learning in the Makerspace: A Peek Inside Our Process at Roy B. Kelley School

<b>The Backstory:</b>I’ve spent the last week helping Heather Bitka and Rachel O’Sheehan launch a brand new makerspace in Roy B. Kelley School in Lockport. …

Pedagogy

21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge

The explosion of information available to educators for supporting classroom instruction is at an all-time high. Books, journals, blogs, forums, …

Pedagogy

Documenting thinking.

When I go into a Year 6 class, most often, I do not know exactly what awaits me.<p>I have been part of the planning, but I am not in every class in …

Education

Twitter and Documenting Learning

"I believe that using technology, as a tool, to be able to share best practices, to make thinking and learning visible to ourselves and others, is …

Education Technology

Documenting Learning

As I’ve discussed in numerous posts, I am an experiential educator. I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. I approach …

Education Technology

Creative and Critical Thinking: Documentation meets the Digital Age

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. One of the benefits of embarking on a journey of self-directed professional learning is the unexpected consequences of …

Pedagogy

How Can Teachers Help Students See Themselves in the Curriculum?

“What’s your plan?” yells a panting eight-year-old as he runs up to a group of his classmates working to build protected shelters for the …

Teaching

Don’t Just Display: Make Documenting OF/FOR/AS Learning Visible

Donna Miller Fry in a post Where is the Beef? speaks directly to my own thinking when she asks:When we talk about “Visible Learning” and “Visible …

Education Technology

A Learning Visit to Ecuador

I was thrilled to have been invited to visit and work with teachers, administrators and parents at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador.“Learn in …

Education Technology

Tools that Facilitate Documenting | Silvia Tolisano

I am on a quest to make documenting FOR learning a topic to think about in all educational conversations. How do we document our own learning? How do …

Comment on Professional Development Model: Documenting4Learning by The What? Why? How? of Documenting4Learning – Documenting FOR Learning

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Education Technology

Learning to Document FOR Learning and Sharing | Silvia Tolisano

We are in the middle of a enormous change of the culture of teaching and learning. The teacher must see himself/herself as a learner, since he/she is …

Comment on The What? Why? How? of Documenting4Learning by Globally Connected: An Inquiry into Word Works – SPELTAC

[…] and what I have come to see is important about literacy in the 21st century. Blogging as pedagogy, Documenting4 learning, Twitter as a curation …

Pedagogy

A Conversation about Documenting FOR and AS Learning

There are different ways to hold a conversation.I am using several platforms/methods to hold a conversation with the faculty of the Shore, Church of …

Education Technology

Reading “Visible Learners” Through the Lens of Documentation

I am reading Visible Learners by Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivards and Daniel Wilson. In an effort to document my reading, I am choosing …

Learning