Portfolio Power

Innovative Designer
Hand with Set Goals stickie and mobile devices in the background

Overview

Empowering Children to set personal goals and guiding them to explore passions will help them to become self-directed and self-motivated learners. Children can set goals, create action plans, select resources & examples of their work to show their personal growth and success . They can put this work into their own portfolios. Children who are creative thinkers and problem-solvers develop as innovative designers.

Teachers can use http://seesaw.me to guide students to create their portfolios for goal-setting and sharing their progress and growth towards their goals.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to create a personal digital portfolio. 
  • Be able to set goals and create plans for their personal goals.
  • Be able to track their personal learning goals
  • Be able to share and showcase their success of their goals.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Digital Portfolio: A digital portfolio is a collection of student work to show growth and progress over a period of time.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. Teacher directs the goal-setting in the desired content area.

  2. Students set appropriate goals for themselves in the assigned area.

  3. Students are directed on how to put their goals into Seesaw and how to track their goals.  

  4. Teacher discretion on both the goals based on class, subject and student levels.

  5. Don't forget to check out the 100 Ways for Students to Seesaw!

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Teacher can set the standard/grade for the goal(s) desired.
  • ​Any goal, rubric of teacher choice can be incorporated depending on content area. 

ISTE Standards

Innovative Designer
4b-Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design that considers design constraints and calculated risks.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Devices and Resources

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

  • Writing in all subject areas.

  • Reading: Book Talks, reflections on books read, fluency checks, etc.

Integrated Arts

  • Share field trip  experiences.

  • Create projects and explain everything in audio.

Math

Demonstrate how to solve an actual math problem.

Science

Record science experiment & add audio explanation.

Social Studies

Create any project in Google & share it in multiple ways.

Credits
This task card was created by Denise Gallemore, Marysville Public Schools, February 2018.