Kathy Cassidy is a pioneer when it comes to having her students create student digital portfolios. In this episode, she discusses how she gets her grade one students to create digital portfolios using edublogs. This practical EduSlam will help you get started on using Student Digital Portfolios with your students!
Kathy Cassidy’s Bio:
Elementary teacher in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, blogging with her students since 2005
Apple Distinguished Educator (2013)
Published Author: Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades was published in 2013.
Winner of: The Canadian Innovative Teacher Award from Microsoft, the Canadian Regional Award for Reading and Technology from the International Reading Association, the Kay L. Bitter Award from ISTE and a Best in Class Award from Best Buy Canada.
Kathy Cassidy is a grade one teacher for Prairie South Schools in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. Since 2005, she has had a classroom blog and blogs for each of her students. On the classroom blog, she shares classroom happenings through pictures and video showing what the students are learning. Her students’ blogs have developed into online portfolios, showcasing their learning in writing, reading, math,science, social studies and health. They use drawings, screencasts, podcasts and videos to help convey their ideas.She also uses wikis or google docs to collect information that will help their learning. She regularly uses Skype to connect with other classrooms, friends or experts who can help to answer classroom questions. She is constantly changing her list of other online tools as they are appropriate in her classroom as well as Nintendo DS and recently, a class set of iPads.
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