Collaborate. Create. Learn. - Parkland School Division’s DigitalPortfolio Initiative
As schools and school divisions progress, we at Parkland School Division believe it is imperative that we work towards providing different opportunitiesto further students’ learning with a balance of opportunities, especially inParkland School Division’s priority areas:1.
Developmentally Responsive Curriculum and Assessment2.
Citizenship and Social Responsibility 3.
Transformational EducationBased on the idea of “Collaborate. Create. Learn."as created by the FuturePlanning Team, and the Alberta Education Competency Wheel, I believe thatit would be extremely beneficial to Parkland School Division to look at movingtowards creating digital portfolios for all students. As seen in the projectcurrently done by Forest Green School, it is imperative (other than hardware)to make use of the following cloud technologies:1.
Word Press-Multi UserGoogle Apps is beneficial for many reasons that will deeply impact studentlearning, and is transformational in the way we teach and learn in ParklandSchool Division. Other than providing anywhere, anytime, anyplace access forour students at both home and school, the ease of use to collaborate with oneanother helps our students to develop the group skills that are so necessary ina team environment, while also ensuring that our students have the options of developing skills as an individual. Although the software is not extremely flashy, the focus is more on using the technology to drive deep understandingof pedagogy and creating an environment that gives the option of bothsynchronous and asynchronous opportunities. Using Google Apps forEducation helps to ensure that we can create an environment that while beneficial to learning, is also controlled, to ensure safety for our students.