PebblePad Webinar September 2017
Melissa Shaquid Pirie Cross, Implementation Specialist, PebblePad. Sonja Taylor, Faculty Coordinator of the Senior Inquiry Program, University Studies, PSU. Candyce Reynolds, Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, PSU
About the webinar
Students today are often deeply engaged in various forms of online communities through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. While educators often see this as a distraction, social media can be a space where students can cultivate and refine their critical thinking, and can also become a site for civic engagement. Recognizing this space and extending it can be seen as the development of folio thinking, a reflective practice necessary for the creation of effective eportfolios. The presenters will talk about how students are already engaged in the process of critical thinking and integration using social media, and the webinar will share practices that have been effective in supporting students to make the connection between their personal and academic digital spaces. In the webinar, Sarah, supported by Geoff and her student colleagues, will showcase a particular assignment, in which students used workbooks and assets to improve their own educational experience and prepare for each of these frontiers. They will highlight that it is not the technology that is important, but how we can use this technology to improve pedagogy and teaching practice. Sarah has just won the CCCU PGCE prize for creativity on the PGCE. This is the top student prize and is given to the student who has shown and demonstrated by publication the greatest creativity in their teaching practice and we are delighted to have Sarah presenting her work.