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Portfolios can be used as an authentic assessment tool in the classroom, or as a method to showcase your professional accomplishments. This collection of articles and resources will help your students build portfolios to demonstrate what they've learned so that you can monitor their progress with fewer tests. There are also resources for collecting your professional accomplishments to provide potential employers with an example of your work.
This guide outlines how teachers can create portfolio assessments for students. This excellent advice will be particularly useful to new teachers, who are learning different assessment methods for the classroom. Students compile portfolios that reflect their work.
Evaluate performance over an extended period of time by incorporating portfolios in your student assessment. This customizable, rubric will help you assess neatness, accuracy, and completeness of components in a portfolio. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.
Learn how to create a professional portfolio that accurately showcases your talents as an educator. Plus, find helpful tips on preparing your professional portfolio for a job interview.
Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!
Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.