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ePortfolios mentioned in Huffington Post article: "Is Your Child's School Leaving Him/Her Behind?"

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By Nick Rate

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-nielsen/is-your-childs-school-lea_b_852896.html

Life in the 21st century provides a whole-new world of opportunities for self-directed, passion-driven, personalized learning. Unfortunately, many of our schools are set in their ways and stuck in the past when it comes to student learning. Here are tools and strategies that are available for schools whose staff is ready to move on from teaching the way they were taught, if their administrators will let them. If you have a child that goes to a school that is not incorporating strategies such as these, ask them why they are leaving your child behind?

1. Personal Learning Networks

2. Skype an Expert

3. Authentic Publishing

4. Use YouTube and iTunes to learn Anything

5. Develop Authentic Learning Portfolios

When done right ePortfolios can be a powerful tool that not only helps remind students of all their accomplishments, but it also enables them to share these with the world. In the 21st century, creating an ePortfolio is free and easy. Student simply select a container (blog, wiki, website, Google site), decide how they'd like to organize it, and then post their work. I strongly advise against using any paid for portfolio site. It is important that students have ownership of their own work and that it can travel with them wherever they are...