ePortfolios for TY

ePortfolios for TY


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Collect, Reflect and Share

Transition Year is a valuable time for students' to reflect on their learnings and start thinking about future decisions in their life. With each school being responsible for the course content it is also a rare time where students can truly be creative. In the past these physical documents were stored away and quickly forgotten about by students. To tackle this the Digital Strategy for Schools has introduced ePortfolios.

 


What is an ePortfolio?

 

 

 

An ePortfolio is an electronic repository used by students to collect, reflect and share their knowledge, skills, abilities and growth over time.

 

Why use an ePortfolio?  

 

The Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020) has begun promoting the use of ePortfolios for TY stating in its key goals:

 

"To encourage and support the use of ePortfolios for teachers. - Collaborate with the Teaching Council, and other relevant professional bodies for teachers, in the use of ePortfolios in teacher CPD provision."

 

 

At every stage of a student’s educational journey, their ePortfolio will be a constant. Utilising cloud-based solutions for ePortfolios provides schools with:

 

  • GDPR Compliancy
  • Ease of Access
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • Increased Collaboration
  • Real-time Assessment Feedback
  • Personalised Student Learning

 

Why iPad?  

 

Apple has worked with educators for over 40 years and has developed curricula on the iPad that guides students and teachers to bring creative expression into every subject. The iPads native apps Pages, Keynote and Numbers are designed for creation and effective learning allowing students to create brilliant multimedia ePortfolios without the need to download further apps.

 

How can Wriggle help?  

 

Wriggle offer continuous professional development (CPD) to support teachers in the development of an ePortfolio framework. During your training session you will:

 

  • Learn about ePortfolio workflow, structure and modelling
  • Learn how to properly collect and store evidence
  • Learn how to encourage student reflection
  • Learn how to give feedback and promote collaboration within the ePortfolio environment
  • Learn how to select the right apps to create reflective learning

Download our free ePortfolio template for iPad here

 

Get in touch today to find out more! Email sales@wrigglelearning.ie or call 015009060