Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Interview with Karen Fadum via @FreshGrade

On the FreshGrade blog, you can read my initial interview with Karen Fadum, a helping teacher in British Columbia, Canada. This text is reprinted from my book Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work (ASCD, 2017).

When I signed the contract with ASCD over two years ago to write this book on digital portfolios, I realized that I had a lot more learning to do. Unlike my last book on the topic, this resource would be directed toward teachers. I had not been in the classroom for almost a decade, although I have observed many classrooms in that time as a school principal. Still, it is not the same as having the main responsibility for student learning.

It was educators such as Karen who provided essential knowledge and experience for me to write any type of #edtech guide worth a teacher’s time to read. I am thankful!


P.S. FreshGrade has been giving away free copies of my book. Check them out on Twitter for more information.





Book Signing Saturday at Barnes & Noble – Madison West

On Saturday, December 2 starting at 1 P.M., I’ll be available for an author signing for my two books published through ASCD at Barnes & Noble – Madison West.

5 Myths About Classroom Technology: How do we integrate digital tools to truly enhance learning?

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work

If you are in the Madison area this weekend, I’d love to chat educational technology with you!

This signing takes place during a local school’s book fair at Barnes & Noble. It would be great if you could support their efforts.