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Showcase Student Work with bulb a Must-Have Digital Portfolio Tool

January 18, 2017

How do you celebrate and showcase student work? Technology tools make it easier than ever to set a purpose for learning in your classroom. Digital portfolios connect students to real audiences and give them a space to showcase their work from any subject area across multiple school years. Whether your students are wrapping up a unit on persuasive writing or collecting examples of their work to show off in a college application, digital portfolios are a must-have for students of all ages!

Digital Portfolio Tool

I’m really excited about bulb, a digital portfolio tool that helps students and teachers showcase their work. What’s really special about bulb is that students and teachers can curate their own work and create their own multimedia products within this tool. By adding video, text, and other media, students can demonstrate their understanding and easily share their work for feedback and reflection. With bulb, students can hand pick the best examples of their work from inside and outside of the classroom to create a collection of products that showcases their accomplishments. bulb is student-centric and goes with students from class to class, school to school and beyond into their college and career.

Students who use bulb as a digital portfolio can share their work with authentic audiences. By establishing a digital space to show off their work, students will see how their classwork is relevant and connected to the real world. I love how bulb is used to organize student creations and makes it easier than ever to share their creations with an audience outside of the classroom.

bulb at FETC

I’m excited to join bulb this year for a few fantastic events at FETC. The FETC conference takes place later this month. The team at bulb has outlined some of the special things they are doing during this event. On their FETC page you’ll find information on a the Digital Learning Grant they are awarding at FETC, as well as an event schedule.

If you’re going to be at FETC I hope you’ll join one of my 30-minute sessions at the bulb FETC booth #2523 – here are more details on my totally free sessions at the bulb booth:

Using bulb to Help Students Reach Authentic Audiences

This session will explore how to set a purpose for learning by finding authentic audiences for students. Learn how bulb digital portfolios can be used to connect students with the real world. It gives them an online space to share their work.

  • Wednesday Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.

Student Work Feedback and Reflection with bulb

This session will focus on the importance of formative assessment in the writing process. It will share information across grade levels and subject areas. Discover bulb’s built-in feedback options. They promote college and career ready skills, and walk away with actionable steps to get started.

  • Thursday Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday Jan. 27 at 10 a.m.

If you want to learn more about setting up fantastic digital portfolios with bulb, visit their website!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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