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4 ways to help middle school students organize their tech

“Where did I put that cord? My computer is dead!” How many times have you heard this in your classroom? So much of middle school is developing systems to stay organized: “How do I get to all these classes? How do I open my locker?” And with the addition of technology: “How do I keep track of my school computer? Which Google Doc is the homework in? ”

Let’s look at 4 ways students can learn independence and grow leadership through the care and organization of technology.

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Google Tools for Personal Learning Plans

Google Tools for Personal Learning Plans
The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education has provided this article to showcase how one school is creating digital portfolios for students to showcase their PLP's. Some of the information is a little out of date, but the majority of the information is really good and can help drive our PLP initiatives.
There are some other great articles to be found on this Site regarding PLPs. See below...

4 ways personalized learning plans are taking off in VermontPersonalizing Vermont’s education system Multiple learning pathways with MOOCs Links Round Up: Goal-Setting for Personalized Learning Personalized STEM learning at Essex High School Negotiated curriculum and project-based learning Professional development through Google Hangouts

WeVideo!

WeVideo is a great platform for your students to become visual storytellers. An idea, a camera and a little time can be used to create some wonderful stories. Please visit the WeVideo Blog for featured educators, techniques and tutorials.

Here is a beginner tutorial for you...