When working on our digital portfolios, student and teacher chosen pieces tend to be ELA related, even science and social studies get some attention too. However, Math is the content area that isn't necessarily the "GO-TO" in this situation.
Therefore, our December focus was exactly that- math! Students took some of their math work (whether it was digital or written on paper) and had the opportunity to reflect and analyze through the use of annotations!
YAY for more awesome tech skill integration! Students interacted with shapes, symbols, emojis, text boxes, and more to really think deeply about their thinking-- metacognition in action! The kids were given sentence stems for reflecting and then had the autonomy to analyze and annotate to their liking.
The younger students copied and pasted symbols and shapes from a bank and the older students were introduced to the NOUN PROJECT. If you haven't checked it out-- it's totally worth a look. I love the way the site embeds copyright for our kids and the library of items to download is AMAZING. Below is the student exemplar!
We have high expectations for our students with this portfolio task and are excited to see what they fashion!