Showing posts with label welearnedit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label welearnedit. Show all posts

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Four Ways to Create Digital Records of Physical Items Your Students Create

A couple of days ago I received an email from a reader who was looking for a good app to use to create digital portfolios of students' physical works like paintings, sculptures, or handwritten work. I had just reviewed Seesaw so that was my first recommendation. There are other good tools for creating digital portfolios of students' physical works.

Skitch is a free app for iPad, Android, Mac OS, and Windows. With Skitch installed on your mobile device you can snap a picture of a students' work and save it to a folder in your Evernote account. If you need to, you can draw on the picture and type on the picture. Drawing and typing on the picture of a students' work could be a good way to make notes for yourself and or the student.

Three Ring is a free service offering free Android and iPhone apps for digitizing and organizing student work. Using the app you can take a picture of a student's work and upload it to a free Three Ring account. Once a picture is uploaded to your Three Ring account you can add notes to it. You can organize artifacts by student name, class, date, or just about any other tagging system that works for you. You can share with parents and students your notes about the artifacts you've digitized through Three Ring.

Seesaw is a free iPad app through which students can create a portfolio to document the things they have learned. Students can add artifacts to their portfolios by taking pictures of their work (in the case of a worksheet or other physical item), by writing about what they've learned, or by shooting a short video to record something they have learned. Students can add voice comments to their pictures to clarify what their pictures document. To get started with Seesaw create a free classroom account. Students join the classroom by scanning a QR code (you will have to print it or project it) that grants them access to your Seesaw classroom. As the teacher you can see and sort all of your students' Seesaw submissions. Seesaw allows parents to create accounts through which they can see the work of their children. As a teacher you can send notifications to parents when their children make a new Seesaw submission.

WeLearnedIt is an iPad app and online service through which you and your students can build digital portfolios. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app. You can mark-up and annotate pictures within the app. The best aspects of WeLearnedIt are found in the feedback and sharing tools. Teachers can assign grades to elements of students’ digital portfolios. Grading is not limited to assigning scores. Teachers can give written feedback on each submission. Rubrics for assignments are available through the app too.

Disclosure: I have a small advisory and equity interest in eduClipper which developed WeLearnedIt.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WeLearnedIt to Give Away School-wide Licenses

Last fall Adam Bellow and the eduClipper team released a new digital portfolio creation platform called WeLearnedIt. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app.

Individual teachers and students have always been able to use WeLearnedIt for free. The school-wide license for WeLearnedIt was not free. The school-wide implementation of WeLearnedIt allows teachers and administrators to share assessment data. Today, Adam Bellow announced that the school-wide license will be free from now through June 2016 to any school school whose district has taken the Future Ready Pledge.


Applications for Education
The best aspects of WeLearnedIt are found in the feedback and sharing tools. Teachers can assign grades to elements of students’ digital portfolios. Grading is not limited to assigning scores. Teachers can give written feedback on each submission. Rubrics for assignments are available through the app too.

Disclosure: I have a small advisory and equity interest in eduClipper.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sign-up and Sign-in to WeLearnedIt Through Edmodo

WeLearnedIt is a free iPad app through which you and your students can create digital portfolios.Today, WeLearnedIt announced an update that allows you to use Edmodo Connect to sign-up and sign-in. This means that as a teacher you can import your existing Edmodo classes and student lists into WeLearnedIt. Once you're signed-up to use WeLearnedIt you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app.

Applications for Education
The best aspects of WeLearnedIt are found in the feedback and sharing tools. Teachers can assign grades to elements of students’ digital portfolios. Grading is not limited to assigning scores. Teachers can give written feedback on each submission. Rubrics for assignments are available through the app too. School-wide implementations (a fee-based option) of WeLearnedIt allow teachers and administrators to share assessment data.

Disclosure: I have a small advisory and equity interest in WeLearnedIt's parent company eduClipper.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Project Based Assignments and Providing Meaningful Feedback Through WeLearnedIt

Earlier this week I featured Adam Bellow's new iPad app WeLearnedIt. In that post I mentioned that Adam would be hosting a webinar on Thursday evening. The recording of the webinar is now available to watch online. In the webinar Adam covers the features of WeLearnedIt that can be useful in giving students feedback on their projects and portfolios. The webinar recording is embedded below.


WeLearnedIt offers many of the great features of eduClipper that you currently enjoy along with additional digital portfolio elements. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app.

Disclosure: I have a small advisory and equity interest in eduClipper.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Create Digital Portfolios with WeLearnedIt for iPad

Cross-post from my other blog, iPadApps4School.com.

WeLearnedIt is the latest offering from Adam Bellow and eduClipper. WeLearnedIt offers many of the great features of eduClipper that you currently enjoy along with additional digital portfolio elements. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app.


Applications for Education
The best aspects of WeLearnedIt are found in the feedback and sharing tools. Teachers can assign grades to elements of students’ digital portfolios. Grading is not limited to assigning scores. Teachers can give written feedback on each submission. Rubrics for assignments are available through the app too. School-wide implementations (a fee-based option) of WeLearnedIt allow teachers and administrators to share assessment data.

This Thursday, September 4th, Adam Bellow will lead a webinar about all of the great features of WeLearnedIt. You can register for that free webinar here.

Disclosure: I have a small advisory and equity interest in eduClipper.