As term one comes to an end many of us use this time of the year to engage our students in more reflective work by having them create, or add to a learning portfolio. For those of you who have access to technology, a student’s portfolio may take on a digital form. Teachers in our TLLP project group will begin the process of introducing our students to a digital portfolio this month, where documented processes and products of students’ learning will be used as artifacts for their digital portfolios. During our last meeting we discussed some of the reflection prompts we can provide our students to help them articulate their learning. Below are some of the resources I have collected that support the development of student portfolios:
What is Reflective Writing?
I found this next visual on Peter Pappas Blog: Copy/Paste. I encourage you to read the full article which explains each stage in the reflective process in more detail according to Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Bloom’s Remembering: What did I do?
Student Reflection: What was the assignment? When was it due? Did I get it turned in on time? To read the full article click here.
Rhonda Mitchell on her blog TRUE Learning: Teaching and Learning Reflectively Using Electronic Portfolios also connects the reflection process to Bloom’s Taxonomy and applies a handy acronym to help the kids remember to include each piece of the reflection puzzle.
Finally this visual was created by Sylvia Rosenthal Tolisano. Sylvia is one of the leading experts in the areas of Modern Learning & Literacies, Globally Connected Learning, Blogging as Pedagogy, Digital Portfolios, and iPads in the Classroom. If you haven’t checked out Langwitches Blog – it is a must-read resource to support next generation teaching and learning.
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Attached is one final resource that contains a collection of 40 Reflection Questions you can use with your students. Edutopia_40 Reflection Questions
If you have a treasure chest of reflection prompts or ideas to encourage critical thinking and reflective writing I encourage you to share them here!