EduClipper Powers Presentation Portfolio
EduClipper is a free sharing tool perfect for clipping, curating and sharing content. Users can register either as a teacher or students and create “clipboards” on which to collect digital content. It is a great place for teachers to collect resources and compose lessons, including websites, documents, videos and images.
The beta product launched in May and has earned high acclaim from teachers. More than 2,200 schools have signed up classes in last few weeks. EduClipper is also available to be installed as a free Edmodo app or through the Google Apps for Education marketplace.
Today the NYC-based startup announced Presentation Portfolios. Users can take eduClips already on the site or add new eduClips and then organize them, change their look and feel, and even show them off in a presentation mode for quick viewing.
Teachers will create Presentation Portfolios to share information with their class. Students will create Presentation Portfolios to lead parent-teacher conferences. Show what you know networks like Expeditionary Learning that value frequent Presentation of Learning will use Presentation Portfolios to help students showcase their best work.
EduClipper has already won a contract for the new portfolio service with the high profile Avenues school in NYC. They are working on crafting a next-generation platform for qualitative social assessments that will be utilized by all of the students of the forward thinking institution.
In addition to the online portfolio tool EduClipper has released a tool for educators to create sub-groups in order to allow teachers to more easily differentiate instruction for all their learners. Teachers can share individual clips or boards with these groups and the content will be accessible for those students in the site. They can be notified both through the site or by email if the student has registered that information with EduClipper.
Adam Bellow, the creator of EduClipper, is an expert when it comes to vetting great teaching resources and sharing them in a way other educators can benefit. He first created EduTecher, a comprehensive library of tech tools, aligned to every level and subject. Earlier this summer, Adam and Steve Dembo co-wrote Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power up Your Teaching.
EduClipper & Edmodo are portfolio companies of Learn Capitol where Tom is a partner.
It is clear that portfolios are the next focus for internet learning (and start ups), and how refreshing that technology is being used to promote a more holistic representation of a student's abilities. But portfolios don't help students facing more immediate challenges of standardised testing. Social media needs to be leveraged more to serve this very pressing need.
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