Reflection and Refraction in The Classroom

Reflection and Refraction in The Classroom

If reflection can only happen in learning ecologies where learners are given time and direction, refraction can only happen in environments where we believe in transparency, networks and perspective. Schools and societies need both. I believe that portfolios/blogs are...
Portfolios and Science? They’ve got Chemistry.

Portfolios and Science? They’ve got Chemistry.

What role can portfolios play in a chemistry classroom? The author of the amazing CHEMJUNGLE Youtube channel is just three floors away from me at an amazing school we share.  I finally got to catch up with her to talk about portfolios, reflection, and community.  This...
Portfolios for Geographers: Mapping out the Mindset

Portfolios for Geographers: Mapping out the Mindset

What is the potential for portfolios in a geographer’s world? Let’s look at samples of Geographers preserving, curating and collecting insight in their virtual worlds: 1. Jeremy Crampton   University of Kentucky Prof in Geography Dept. Originally from the...
Curate better questions: construct stronger communities

Curate better questions: construct stronger communities

Why has the portfolio persisted as a powerful tool in today’s classroom? Teachers and students have been blogging/using digital portfolios for over a decade now.  So why does it continue to feature at conferences, as a topic of online discussion, and in...