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Sample list, Student Portfolio If you've been an Imagine Learning educational partner for any length of time, you probably already know how to access offline resources at myimaginelearning.com (aka, the teacher's portal). However, you may not have discovered another wonderful tool within the portal: the new Student Portfolio. Educators gained access to this handy resource in February 2016. If you haven't yet tried it, don't worry--we'll guide you through it here. By learning how to use the Student Portfolio, just think how prepared you'll be for a new year of Imagine Learning this Fall!

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If you've been an Imagine Learning educational partner for any length of time, you probably already know how to access offline resources at myimaginelearning.com (aka, the teacher's portal).

However, you may not have discovered another wonderful tool within the portal: the new Student Portfolio.

Educators gained access to this handy resource in February 2016. If you haven't yet tried it, don't worry--we'll guide you through it here.

By learning how to use the Student Portfolio, just think how prepared you'll be for a new year of Imagine Learning this Fall!

What is the Student Portfolio?

Students are asked to do lots of things on Imagine Learning, including reading aloud and writing their own responses related to a specific activity.

All this student work--from oral recordings to written responses--ends up in the Student Portfolio, where teachers and administrators can view any student's work at any time.

Easy access, easy review

It couldn't be simpler to access the Student Portfolio:
  1. Log in to the My Imagine Learning portal.
  2. Click "Portfolio" on the left sidebar. That's it!
Once you're in the portfolio, you'll see a "browse" feature at the top right side of the page. If you are an instructor, simply browse until you see the group you want to view.

Next, click on the student name whose work you want to view, using the "Find Student" field.

At this point, you have the choice to listen to student recordings or view samples of written work. Just click on the "Recordings" or "Writings" icon. A number next to each icon shows how many written excerpts or recordings each student has made.

Administrators can also view portfolios for students assigned to specific staff members or organizations. Just use the "Find Student" field as described above.

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Convenient evaluation

By using the Student Portfolio, educators have a simple way to evaluate how students are progressing and provide evidence of that progress for interventionists, school administrators, and parents.

Teachers can also use this portfolio tool to evaluate oral fluency and offer targeted help to students before their oral reading fluency assessments.

Here's how the process works:

  1. Students create individual audio recordings for each page in a given book. The Student Portfolio lists the number of individual recordings for each book, as mentioned above. The latest recording date and time is also shown.
  2. Click on the book icon to hear each recording in the book.
  3. View or print book text (PDF format) so you can note any miscues by students and offer additional re-teaching where needed.
  4. View writing prompts in a similar way by seeing the prompt given to each student and the written response to that prompt.
 

To learn more about Imagine Learning resources and tools for educators, check our topics listing on the right side of this page. Happy teaching!

 

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