How I Use It
Students in high school curate their learning and update evidence of their learning in photos, text and video. In high school, I want my students to be actively involved in how they represent their learning. It is important not to flood parents with loads of data about their child's learning that does not have meaning and/or context . Curation is essential as a digital portfolio is not a digital file of everything s/he has learned. Students and educators can upload data to the tool with a variety of tech from smart phones to tablet and computers.
It is transformative when a student can share the scope and depth of their learning. I love the immediacy of this tool. Upload evidence of learning and bam share it! Freshgrade is a flexible, creative tool that can be used as a digital porfolio for digital storytelling and/or for formative assessment. I have seen the app change and evolve based on user feedback and I look forward to seeing how it will get better and better. Positive parent feedback is phenomenal with this tool and our students in #sd36learn expect to share their learning with an authentic audience.