Replied to An Online Student Dashboard by gregmiller68

Any student online dashboard will need to be far more interactive than a semester report. It will need to provide more information and be far more more readily available, more often. However, 24/7 access will not be something that St Luke’s will provide. The last thing any child needs is a parent or teacher hovering over them for incremental steps that may take days or weeks to notice and record.

This sounds really interesting Greg. I really like your point about being both interactive, but also managed in regards to when information is available. My question with a dashboard is always what data? How is it structured? Is there any possibility it could be misinterpreted?

I also wonder how this fits with the idea of digital portfolios and student voice? Is it a case of who controls the data controls the learning?

Bookmarked Digital Portfolios . . . Making the Learning Visible (Teaching and Learning With Heart)

As promised, here is my second post about Making Learning Visible and Digital Portfolios . . . Forgive me for any technical problems, or the lack of digital craftsmanship; I am still learning.

Kelli Vogstad share how here school uses Freshgrade to support pedagogical documentation. She shares the four types of documentation that she uses:

  • Two of the Same
  • Showing the Knowing
  • Celebrating the Learning
  • Communicating the How and Whys

Although Vogstad focuses on Freshgrade, I think that much of this could be completed using a range of applications and platforms. It is also a great example of ongoing reporting.

Bookmarked Continuous Reporting – A summary of the research and a clarification of purposes (Blogger)

Continuous Reporting has the following five goals: 1. Increase formative assessment (Black et al., 2014; Black & Wiliam, 2005; Wiliam, 2011…

Steven Kolber collects together a range of research associated with ongoing reporting.

via TER Podcast

Bookmarked Looking beyond code to make the future work for everyone (Google)

Moving beyond code and intensive degrees to these constant, lightweight and ubiquitous forms of education will take resources and experimentation. But that effort should help close today’s skills gaps, while making sure future skills gaps don’t open. That’s part of the reason Google has invested $1 billion over five years to help find new approaches to connect people to opportunities at work and help small and medium businesses everywhere grow in the digital economy. We should make sure that the next generation of jobs are good jobs, in every sense. Rather than thinking of education as the opening act, we need to make sure it’s a constant, natural and simple act across life—with lightweight, flexible courses, skills and programs available to everyone.

Sundar Pichai talks about supporting on-going education. In part this is about education, but it is also about digital literacies. I was particularly taken by the statement about creating jobs for the future:

We should make sure that the next generation of jobs are good jobs, in every sense.

I am not sure what good jobs exactly refers to or are. Good for whom and for what?