Friday, March 4, 2011

Evidencing for learning

Maybe we need to take some pathways towards e-portfolios. One of the things that has come through is, taking our pedagogy and then thinking through how we collect artefacts to represent and share this. I've always been a bit put off because of a management of data perspective - how do we get all children to be self managing with this - sense of purpose (the why) and the how and what has never held complete clarity. One of the things that has occurred to me, however, through beginning this blog, is that sometimes you just need to make a start - have a big picture principle, and then head out on that run and see where we get. Maybe that's a challenge for all of us - to think from the perspective of 'we want to use digital technology to capture learning for our students' and then see what evolves. Not be fixed by a particular tool or way, but to go on that run, and open that world of possibilities. The hardest part might be, 'the getting out of bed and then those first few kilometres'. But, at the end of the day, you've got to start by taking some steps, to start you off on a direction. The i-pad 2 is a new tool that we could use to explore some of this.

Another participant at the summit shared a tool they are using for e-portfolios - maybe this is a good way to 'get out of bed'.

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