School can not be a series of disconnected and inauthentic activities. To prepare students for real life we must provide them with real experiences as well as a "real" method for capturing, advertising, and marketing their successes. This does not mean purchasing some costly ePortfolio system. Instead it means giving every student a "real world" option for collecting the work they've done that will help them as they pursue academic, apprenticeship, and career opportunities like they do at College Unbound. By real I mean, the student, not the school, owns the portfolio. No one does this better than Helen Barrett and while I've shared and applauded her work frequently, I was excited to learn that she had done the same with mine at a recent conference. Below is a presentation that captures her recommendations for creating ePortfolios using Google Apps. You can find out more at her blog, ePortfolios for Learning.
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