Our digital world is transforming the way we learn, and today's teachers are tasked with the challenging job of sifting through the deluge of educational technologies and creating a meaningful learning experience for students.
In my 15 years in education, I've seen firsthand how opportunities and a
little guidance can positively impact a person's future and change the
life path they're following. In fact, as a result of serving on the San
Francisco School Board, where I learned about the obstacles to
education, I've seen how
creating learning opportunities can impact a
long-term digital identity.
Next-generation education portfolio platforms -- such as Digication, Pathbrite, Taskstream and Epsilen -- are one way for teachers to start early and educate students about how they can manage their own academic and professional accomplishments. From using portfolios for giving students educational feedback to the portability of transcripts and official academic documents, new opportunities exist for lifelong learning and sharing. (Heather Hiles at Edutopia)