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Digital Portfolios – Careers and Goals

Part way through the school year is an opportunity to review one’s goals and pathways to potential careers.


Explore career opportunities in Northern Canada and create a post on what you have learned and what you wonder. See bit.ly/NorthCareers. As well, in Alberta, one can use ALIS – https://alis.alberta.ca/plan-your-career/ to explore skills, interests, passions and what you value in a job.

Make kindness the norm in our schools by using the Random Acts of Kindness in the Classroom social emotional learning curriculum. A great opportunity for students to input their thoughts and products into myBlueprint! Go to www.randomactsofkindness.org/for-educators.

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Computational Thinking – Decomposition

Breaking something into smaller parts is found in all parts of our curriculum.

Find more information and K-12 resources on how Decomposition can be used in the classroom at bit.ly/psdDecomposition.

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Digital Portfolios – Ideas

Having students thinking about their learning, their products and even goals is a great way for them to recognize what and how they learn but also why. Connecting this with the community and the world around them brings in relevancy to the curriculum.

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Computational Thinking – Algorithms

Algorithms aren’t just for computers or in mathematics, they are found throughout the work we do in a day.

Check out more resources on how algorithms can be showcased in the K-12 curriculum at bit.ly/psdAlgorithms

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Digital Portfolios – an introduction

Whatever online platform you are using at the school level for digital portfolios, the information below can support some of the work that you are doing. You can see that in our school division, K-4 students can be using Google DOcs, Google Slides, Google Keep, SeeSaw and ClassDojo while our grades 5-12 are using myBlueprint.

Some of the links found on the poster:

  • Building SEL skills such as gratitude requires F2F interactions, meaningful discussion and reflection. Check out the sites and apps that can be used to promote the development of character in  and out of the classroom – bit.ly/OCTgratitude
  • Within myBlueprint there are the Digital Media Literacy Lesson Plan Series for K-12. 
  • Common Sense Education has its K-12 Digital Citizenship Lessons at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.  
  • MediaSmarts hosts Media Literacy Week in mid-October at medialiteracyweek.ca .
  • PSD’s Digital Literacy Fundamentals GSite at bit.ly/DigLitFun.

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Computational Thinking – an intro

Over the past two years, I have created edTech Focus Posters that reside in staff washrooms. A “biobreak” as you may call them whereby the poster shares some specific edtech information for staff to digest and then try out. For the 2019-20 school year, our Tech Focus Group wanted these posters to concentrate on Computational Thinking and Digital Portfolios. Each month will be on one of those themes.

Check out September’s focus on introducing staff to Computational Thinking and then head on over to the Mobile Learning Initiative > Computational Thinking page that is full of resources.
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GSuite in Action: GSlides

Classroom Uses

Google Slides is a presentation editor that users can work on individually or collaboratively. They can be used at any grade level with any subject area. Check out the various examples below!

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

  • Flat Icon – students can show what they are learning visually with icons

 

 

  • Writing with Pictures
  • Writing/Picture Prompt

 

 

MATH

 

 

 

SCIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

 

 

OTHER

 

 

 

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