Video conferencing and assessment

Last week, our class was held in the video conference room where we had a talk with Ian Landy of Powell River Elementary. He introduced us to the benefits of using an E-portfolio instead of the traditional report card for the assessment of students. This kind of formative assessment is meaningful and relevant in the way that it showcases what students are proud of in their work and their learning process. Every individual is unique with different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to give students the chance to highlight the areas they want to share. One thing that really stuck with me is the fact that not everything needs to be documented/assessed, and that it is a lot easier and practical to assess only what is important. Overall, I really like the idea of an e-portfolio as it gives students a voice in what they want to showcase and it really captures the whole learning development and progress of the child.