1. Join us next week on Sunday 8pm Central for another great chat about ASSESSMENT with @vernanz #txeduchat - Happy Halloween everyone.
  2. @LynnHillFord @txeduchat @jaherbel Not yet. Just did my 1st this weekend, but I am going to use it starting this week w/ Ts & Ss. #txeduchat
  3. @juliasolnek @Tom_Kilgore Julia - Great topic, Great HOST, Excellent participation.... It was a fun night! #txeduchat
  4. @dankrutka @TweetDeck @TWUTeacherEd #txeduchat It would be an honor to have their views & opinions thanks! Greatly appreciate your input!
  5. @dankrutka @TWUTeacherEd Thank you sir! We enjoy the collaboration and would welcome new participants! #txeduchat
  6. @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat Loved being here to host! Let's all get started on our ePortfolios now!
  7. Thank you @juliasolnek for moderating #txeduchat. Very good topic. Great insight from everyone!
  8. @juliasolnek Great discussions! My to-do list just got longer. Thanks for hosting! #txeduchat
  9. Thx for letting me briefly join in... @Tweetdeck probs prevented further participation, but I'll let my @TWUTeacherEd Ss know of #TXeduchat.
  10. Thank you so much @juliasolnek! Great host for the #txeduchat tonight! Very timely topics & insight!
  11. #txeduchat Thanks for having me host tonight! Loved hearing from all these great educators.
  12. We are a Microsoft District and have MS Lync, I love it, but dont know how many Ts are using it.....#txeduchat
  13. Thank you for joning us tonight for the chat on ePortolios and Google Apps with @juliasolnek #txeduchat
  14. @glenwoodelemlib @txeduchat There is a LIMIT on how many can talk in the chat, something to investigate! #txeduchat
  15. This week adding in an old fashioned postit note exit ticket parking lot. Also going to use some GForms too in the future. #txeduchat
  16. @jaherbel thanks! You've peeked my curiosity! I'm going to have to check it out! #txeduchat
  17. @jennann516 love how Ss And Ts can provide instant feedback with google docs. Great for talking about the writing process! #txeduchat
  18. I use GForms, GPresentations w/ Ss all the time in my library! Also w/ Ts. Could not work w/ GCalendar! #txeduchat
  19. @Mason4learning connect your Google Calendar to Outlook, Outlook is much more PowerFull user interface? IMO #txeduchat
  20. @jaherbel We are looking to use Google Hangout for a future chat! #txeduchat Would anyone be interested?
  21. A8: Ts: Forms. I need to use them more for exit tickets, etc. Ss: Drive. Love using Docs for writing inst of Word. #txeduchat
  22. @glenwoodelemlib I'm so attached to my outlook calendar. Several people have encouraged me to make the switch. I'm thinking.... #txeduchat
  23. Q8. I also REALLY love GForms. EASY, FAST, and can be used in any content area! #txeduchat
  24. FU8. I am seeing a BIG push for Google Hangout, anyone using it?#txeduchat
  25. @Lisa_Cyr4 I do a lot of modeling in class. Thinking I could video/screencast for Ss to watch & use class for wrtng/conferring. #txeduchat
  26. We know the chat is fast... The archive will be available on t.co/AehhECaeRj after we end tonight. #txeduchat
  27. A7. Also looking at websites in @MyBigCampus for teachers to use, can combine all the elements in one location... #txeduchat
  28. My biggest take away from tonight's #txeduchat : create e-portfolios with students. This #pln is in over-drive!
  29. .@glenwoodelemlib I created a class GSite and felt the same way. Ended up using Wix, and it was fabulous. #txeduchat
  30. #txeduchat Q8. What is your favorite feature in Google Apps for Ts use? Ss use?
  31. A7, can't seem to figure out Google Sites. I have one, but hard to navigate, create...if I ever get it, I can see it's potential. #txeduchat
  32. @padlet is great for collaboration! Ss, Ps, and Ts can discuss topics and ideas without a log in on a tablet, computer, or phone #txeduchat
  33. @jaherbel Exploring Weebly. Free features are OK, but paid features are better. #txeduchat @weebly
  34. A7: My Google Site is where I post my flipped classroom lessons and I have a P resource tab as well. #txeduchat
  35. We have some teachers using weebly, I am working on a site myself. Nice, easy and FREE! #txeduchat
  36. #txeduchat A7. Google Site is my primary resources. the journaling page, calendar and resource tabs are essential to both Ps and Ss.
  37. @jennann516 You could post a quote from a story you are going to use in class and ask them what they think it means. #txeduchat
  38. #txeduchat A7 - We use Google Site as our ePortfolios. We also use Google apps for collaboration.
  39. A7. I encourage teachers to us Facebook, yes I said it Facebook. Have them create a site and use for P & S interaction! #txeduchat
  40. @jennann516 @Lisa_Cyr4 Portfolios = the #art of writing for a purpose. #txeduchat Blogs foster learning growth.
  41. A7. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram. Still figuring out GoogleSites. Created a weebly site, pretty easy....#txeduchat
  42. @Lisa_Cyr4 It seems most flippers are science/math. I teach HS Engl, and I've been thinking about how it would work in my room. #txeduchat
  43. @AmyArista2 It takes a little while to get the foundation laid. If it is done right you can build a house or high-rise. #txeduchat
  44. #txeduchat Q7. Do you use Google Site? What other website creation tool do you use for Ps/Ss collaboration?
  45. A6: My Ss also love to use the google presentation. I love to see their creativity with this tool. #txeduchat
  46. a6 - #txeduchat they collaborate on documents as groups through Google docs.
  47. @jennann516 I teach Science Discovery. I have the Ss watch a video or other presentation and then they have to answer ?'s. #txeduchat
  48. A6 - their eportfolios are google sites. We also use docs and drive frequently #txeduchat
  49. #txeduchat A6. Love how assignments in Forms are sent to spread sheet. Collected all my Ps/Ss info this way before school even started
  50. @jennann516 Me too, but my HS Freshman son is teaching me! I intro'd him in August, he's now teaching me! #txeduchat
  51. @Lisa_Cyr4 Ohhhh, what do you teach? I'm researching flipping right now. #txeduchat
  52. I use forms all the time to collect data and reflect on how Guidance curriculum is impacting school culture and student learning. #txeduchat
  53. #TXEDUCHAT a6: I am learning google apps as I go. Right now I use it as my primary website for 4th grade info for parents/students
  54. A5: I'm still a GApps newbie. I use the calendar on class website. Mainly utilizing Drive to replace Word. #txeduchat
  55. @Lisa_Cyr4 #txeduchat Agreed Lisa! This has been very effective for your flipped classroom assignments. I also like this approach.
  56. A6: I use google forms for my flipped classroom assignments. Great way to gather the data. #TXEDUCHAT
  57. @glenwoodelemlib @juliasolnek I used KidBlog and love it last year. Transitioned to edublogs this year. #txeduchat
  58. #txeduchat East Zone AP's have studied and pondered many of the points in this chat. Ss self reflection of work- key to depth of learning.
  59. #txeduchat Q6 How familiar are you with Google Apps/ what capacity are you using it in the classroom?
  60. @PfisterMK I have a few that would rather write in NB. I think they need validation that their words *matter* to the world. #txeduchat
  61. @glenwoodelemlib @juliasolnek Here is a challenge... get it done sooner and share your implementation story on #txeduchat!
  62. @glenwoodelemlib #txeduchat Would strongly encourage. Ss love being called bloggers. I even have vloggers now too!
  63. @dankrutka You are very wise professor! Yes we all need a little push to stretch and try something new. We are PUSHING here at #txeduchat
  64. A5: Having a global presence empowers Ss. Being able to show what they're learning and discovering is amazing. #txeduchat @SkypeClassroom
  65. @juliasolnek I tried to get a #kidblog going last year, but time got away from me. Hoping I can get it up after testing in April! #txeduchat
  66. A5: Students, like teachers, sometimes need a push to use new tech in dif & dynamic ways, but they're usually opne to learning. #TXeduchat
  67. A5: Motivated to produce best work due to authentic audience #txeduchat
  68. @glenwoodelemlib #txeduchat Wonderful! My kids have #KidBlog and it is bar far their favorite new thing I've introduced this year.
  69. @juliasolnek #TXEDUCHAT they are finally having a chance to thrive in an environment that THEY are experts in!
  70. A5: My students are excited about the audience, but not all embrace the idea #txeduchat It's an unknown. Scary
  71. @juliasolnek #txeduchat Imagine it is a BIG deal for them, can't wait to get started myself!
  72. A5: When they know "others" (not just their T) are going to read what they say, it's REAL to them. #txeduchat
  73. #TXEDUCHAT A5: They want to dig deeper, add more detail, and problem solve! They have greater desire to learn!
  74. A5. My students will be introduced to twitter this week! Hoping to get some great responses to their favorite Halloween stories! #txeduchat
  75. #txeduchat My Ss are excited. Basic tasks are exciting again because the world can see them. #globalcommunication
  76. A4: work from e-portfolios could also be used for college apps as the Ss reach that level. Great way to show growth. #TXEDUCHAT
  77. A4: ePortfolios can be very personalized, current, & flexible, which can make them more useful & meaningful. #TXeduchat
  78. A5: When my Ss blog, they are much more thoughtful and careful about their writing than when it's just in their NB. #txeduchat
  79. @SSears4th Why don't you? Easy to implement in the classroom, LA, SS, Sci...Even Math I can see where it would be helpful #txeduchat
  80. A1: IT IS NOT A WORKSHEET Authentic Assessment ;-) Just sayin... #txeduchat
  81. #txeduchat Q5. How are Ss reacting to having a more global voice?
  82. @jennann516: A1: The biggest benefit is that e-portfolios can be maintained/revised for Ss to use forEVER. #txeduchat” --I wish we had this
  83. A4: Think Ss will drive to deeper understandings of curricular objectives if they can take on larger tasks needing eportfolios #txeduchat
  84. @juliasolnek it's not like their student folder in the network system. They can keep it their whole lives to look back! #txeduchat
  85. @jennann516 #txeduchat I love the idea of a Ts ePorfolio as well! Reflective of our own teaching.
  86. A4: ePorfolio would be perfect for all Ts to use and build cross-curricular lessons, writing, presos, etc. #txeduchat
  87. @JenniferMiller9 Agreed! I followed your learnings last weekend at the ASCD conference. Will you share goodies? #txeduchat
  88. Want to know what's so awesome? On Twitter I see several edu-chats on the go... at the same time. #love #IAedchat #edchat #txeduchat
  89. A3: Ss love knowing that someone retweeted them so I can't imagine their excitement when can show off thinking to large audience #txeduchat
  90. @glenwoodelemlib #txeduchat Hadn't thought about that part but good point! They can distill efforts over longer time periods as well
  91. #txeduchat Q4 How can using ePortfolios deepen the curriculum connection for Ss?
  92. @jennann516: A3: I'm hoping Ss will be able to see growth, which will encourage them to keep learning/trying. #txeduchat” Absolutely.
  93. A3: when students have an expanded audience, their level of engagement increases. With DPs they are published and connected #txeduchat
  94. @juliasolnek Yes, and that is #education's goal. Somehow we have lost that focus #txeduchat Portfolios help guide us back to #learning
  95. A3. I expect you will see more editting, more revising, and more evidence of growth! #txeduchat
  96. @JenniferMiller9 It is wonderful when students are prepared for the world of work. We need to do that more and more. #txeduchat @ijukes
  97. A3: I noticed when blogging last year that Ss were more engaged w/ authentic audience. Hope that E-Port does the same. #txeduchat
  98. A3: anticipate more Ss ownership of learning process, easier for them to keep & build upon prior efforts #txeduchat
  99. A3: I'm hoping Ss will be able to see growth, which will encourage them to keep learning/trying. #txeduchat
  100. #TXEDUCHAT A3: students will be super excited to do a project and upload to showcase/save to look back on and see how they changed.
  101. @_ShawnaMiller #txeduchat I've found my Ss feel like they are being "heard" and more willing to engage in reflection
  102. A3: #students view #eportfolios as a meaningful tool, highly #motivated, Used to for scholarship applications, used 4 employment #txeduchat
  103. Q3: more pride in work, eagerness to show progress and thinking #txeduchat
  104. A2: Google sites are fairly easy to use esp with templates. A variety of files can be uploaded and Google Drive is compatible #txeduchat
  105. @glenwoodelemlib This has been HUGE. Ss love accessibility. 1 S is SLOW typer, but knocked it out w/ DriveApp on phone. #txeduchat
  106. #txeduchat Q3. Those who have used ePortfolio, what change do you notice in Ss engagement? If not using yet, what anticipated change?
  107. Q2: We're just getting started but with student getting familiar with Google docs, hoping for a smooth transition #txeduchat
  108. @Tom_Kilgore #TXEDUCHAT I am just familiarizing myself with google sites as well!!
  109. Dan from @TWUTeacherEd lurking on #TXeduchat. I love how e-portfolios can be easily accessed, updated, & used later. Great topic.
  110. A2, I also really like that anything in Google Drive is accessible to me anywhere I have wifi. Makes working anywhere sooo easy.#txeduchat
  111. A2: #students in #texas showcased 2 per course a year beg in 8th grade, by 11th gr true career readiness via #portfolio #txeduchat
  112. It's my 1st year using GAFE in class, so I'm still learning how to help Ss build their portfolio through sites. #txeduchat
  113. A2: Think Google tools are going to be easy to use, just getting started but expect REALLY talented 4th grs headed my way! #txeduchat
  114. @jennann516 Same here. :/ When caught my daughter can't believe I would throw we work away! #txeduchat
  115. @elsperales Welcome Elsa from McAllen! We are really glad you joined us tonight. We are chatting about ePorfolios. #txeduchat
  116. #txeduchat I love that with a Ss, Ts, and Ps all have instant access to evidence of student learning!
  117. We have rolled out @MyBigCampus for students to upload their work and take with them from grade to grade. #txeduchat
  118. @_ShawnaMiller Yes. My kids are in K&5th. I throw papers away under cover...but we just can't keep EVERY wrksht!! #txeduchat @PfisterMK
  119. Elsa Perales, Librarian Media Specialist, McAllen, TX #txeduchat
  120. #txeduchat I personally am a HUGE face of #google site! Fairly easy to use interface, especially when using a template. Ss catch on quick
  121. A2: every #student in #Texas and US k12 should have a living #portfolio to be used as an exiting exam or end of course #test #txeduchat
  122. @PfisterMK love that part.. So much better than a parent and then the trash #txeduchat
  123. We all have jump drives full of ideas and things we have worked on for years--so should a S be able to access their own history. #txeduchat
  124. A1: E-portfolios/GDocs are also so much easier for S collaboration. #txeduchat
  125. @glenwoodelemlib #txeduchat Agree, it allows connections to prior knowledge & learning for sure, Ss can see how they have grown
  126. #txeduchat Q2: How do you envision using Google Site/other web-based tool as a student ePortfolio?
  127. A1: ePortfolios are a great way to document growth. Most effective when Ss select and reflect upon artifacts chosen #txeduchat
  128. A1. It allows for easier reflection and growth. SO easy to look back and see where you have been, where you are headed. #txeduchat
  129. #portfolios = true 21st Century Learning and Skills needed to enter workplace. Walmart even requires online application #txeduchat
  130. @jennann516 Jennifer! Excellent points. ePortfolios live on and can be "life long learner" profiles. #txeduchat
  131. @JenniferMiller9 #txeduchat Definitely a way for students to reflect & showcase what they deem important too
  132. @juliasolnek #txeduchat Students who create digital portfolios have a greater understanding of where they are in their learning.
  133. @Mason4learning Welcome Elizabeth... we are just chatting about ePortfolios and their value. #txeduchat
  134. 13 years ago I used a flat bed scanner to load my students work up to my hard coded HTML teacher webpage. The tools have changed. #txeduchat
  135. #txeduchat Elizabeth Mason, School Counselor Hedrick Elementary Lewisville
  136. A1 #Portfolios = Meaningful #reflection, product based, builds confidence, more then a qual measure, showcase learning #txeduchat
  137. A1: The biggest benefit is that e-portfolios can be maintained/revised for Ss to use forEVER. #txeduchat
  138. #txeduchat A1: I think the benefits are many: authentic form of assessment, lets student build on prior knowledge & learning just a couple
  139. @AmyArista2 The portability of eportfolios are critical to their value proposition. #txeduchat
  140. @AmyArista2 very true! You really get to see what is important to them #txeduchat
  141. @_ShawnaMiller Shawna it is great to have you join us! We are all learners here. #txeduchat
  142. #TXEDUCHAT A1: benefits of e-portfolio, students can choose what work they want to showcase/carry with them thought time in LISD
  143. @glenwoodelemlib Welcome Jenny! Glad you could join prior to #oklaed #txeduchat is always happy to host our neighbors from the north.
  144. @jennann516 Welcome Jennifer! We are thrilled that you could join and hope that we see some more #titletalk folks. #txeduchat
  145. #txeduchat hi all.. Shawna, admin, lead learner from LISD. Excited to join you tonight
  146. Q1. What are the benefits of an ePortfolio for students? #txeduchat
  147. We will be using the Q1: A1: format for questions and responses. Let's get started. #TXEDUCHAT
  148. @bruscos Hi, Su! Welcome back to #txeduchat we enjoy all that you share with us!
  149. @JenniferMiller9 Welcome Jennifer! Great to see you again. We loved your session recently on STEM education. #txeduchat
  150. Hi #txeduchat. Jennifer, English I teacher from PasadenaISD, jumping in after #titletalk!
  151. Hi #txeduchat I'm a former K-12 teacher turned Higher Education consultant and lifelong learner.
  152. Hello everyone, Jeffery Herbel, Director of IT, Enid OK #txeduchat
  153. #txeduchat Su Brusco Learning Technology Coach Lewisville ISD
  154. Hi #txeduchat, district tech coordinator, PhD #Learning Tech student/researcher, #instructional tech, #stem advocate
  155. Hi everyone, I'm Tom & teach 5th grade science and social studies in North Texas #txeduchat
  156. Welcome! Please tell us who you are, where (what school) you teach, and what you teach. #TXEDUCHAT
  157. Welcome to #TXEDUCHAT, tonight's topic is ePortfolios and Google Apps for education. Texas residency not required ;) #21stedchat
  158. Almost time for #txeduchat with host @juliasolnek! Tonight from 8 to 9 pm Central: ePortfolios and Google! #edchat #ntchat #lisdfyt
  159. Only 10 minutes until #txeduchat with @juliasolnek Chatting about ePortfolios and Google apps for education #21stedchat #lrnchat
  160. Doubling up on twitter chats tonight: #titletalk at 7 and #txeduchat at 8! 🎓📓✏️📚📖
  161. @bkuhl2you I think bad games occasionally could be great for problem solving. #txeduchat
  162. Attempting to participate in 2 new (to me) chats tonight.Think positive thoughts my way! #titletalk #txeduchat #epsglenwood #epslearns
  163. MT @arneduncan: Open invite to all educators - join Monday’s #edtechchat as they discuss Connected Educator Month. 8pm ET #ce13 #txeduchat
  164. @txeduchat can't wait for the #txeduchat tomorrow! Looking forward to hearing people's thoughts on #google and #ePortfolios.
  165. ePorfolios and Google Apps with @juliasolnek - Looking forward to your #txeduchat SUNDAY night 8-9pm Central t.co/SyC9WzxsSC