THIS IS THE THIRD EDITION. Resources at the end of the book are from experts who have experience in the use of projects. Those projects can be displayed in portfolios.This presentation is available in person. Call (954) 646 8246 and we'll show you what your teachers could do with their students. If you prefer, we can guide your teachers by phone...no charge. The aim is to get more schools using portfolios. Free ebook TinyURL.com/sunportfolios4Tony Wagner (Harvard University, author of books about innovations in education) put it simply: The world doesn't care about what students know. It wants to see what students have done with what they have learned.Students at High Tech High put their work on display. Your school could do better: Add links to video presentations by your students explaining their work. I want to hear the students at High Tech High describing the process that they went through. Their portfolios are flat, two-dimensional, and static. Even the best digital portfolios simply sit there on the screen, waiting to be read. Why not add a video link so that future employers and college admission officers can hear the voices of your students? Why not "one-up" the High Tech High standard for Digital Portfolios?We look forward to searching your school's website and finding a link to Digital PortfoliosWe want to see what your teachers and students do with this idea. You can get this book summarized on YOUTUBE by going to TinyURL.com/sunTonyWagner Many thanks to the contributors...Matthew J. Blazek, Dennis Yuzenas,Steve McCrea, Omar Vasile,Enrique Gonzalez, Kat Kadian-BaumeyerMario J. Llorente Leyva, Karimah GraysonJoshua Noel (student advisor)Advocates for portfoliosSupplement by Erik Friedl
Miss Toller, a lady about forty years old, kept a boarding-house, called Russell House, at Brighton, in a dull but genteel part of the town - so dull that even those fortunate inhabitants who were reputed to have resources in themselves were relieved by a walk to the shops or by a German band. Miss Toller could not afford to be nearer the front. Rents were too high for her, even in the next street, which claimed a sea-view sideways through the bow-windows. She was the daughter of a farmer in Northamptonshire, and till she came to Brighton had lived at home. When she was five-and-twenty her mother died, and in two years her father married again. The second wife was a widow, good-looking but hard, and had a temper. She made herself very disagreeable to Miss Toller, and the husband took the wife's part. Miss Toller therefore left the farm at Barton Sluice, and with a little money that belonged to her purchased the goodwill and furniture of Russell House. She brought with her a Northamptonshire girl as servant, and the two shared the work between them. At the time when this history begins she had five lodgers, all of whom had been with her six months, and one for more than a year.
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