PebblePad EdTech - Review and consider possibilities
Last updated on 21/02/2020
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PebblePad is a platform to collect, curate, create, communicate and share achievements, reflections, personal capabilities and professional skills. It affords students and staff a Personal Learning Environment (PLE).
PebblePad is available for all staff at Griffith and can used in teaching and learning to create, curate and present academic achievements. Additionally academic and professional staff can use it to evidence and present our personal or professional progression.
Some key uses of PebblePad at Griffith include:
- Enhancing student-centred design as well as teaching and learning practices that support Griffith 2020 principles (e.g., active, collaborative and authentic learning) including effective, efficient and equitable management and monitoring of collaborative/peer group and project work. This aligns with the types of tasks many graduates face in the workplace.
- Enabling student-centred cross-course and program-level design and learning including cross-course integrative and/or interdisciplinary learning projects, program-level assessment tasks, facilitating multi-source feedback (peer, instructor, and external) and collecting evidence of learning throughout a program lifecycle.
- Facilitate the professional learning and continuing professional development of academic and professional staff (e.g., staff learning and teaching portfolios).
What staff can do with Pebblepad:
|In your teaching practice||For your personal use|
|Create checklists and logs||Collaborate with colleagues across the University|
|Build workbooks with scaffolding for students||Curate a collection of evidence against professional standards|
|Author a blog by yourself or in collaboration with others||Curate a collection of evidence of performance goals|
|Students create collections of evidence of learning outcomes, professional standards and graduate attributes||Create ePortfolios to highlight varying foci and share with others|
What students can do with Pebblepad:
|In your learning||For your personal use|
|Complete checklists and logs||Create About Me pages to establish your Griffith digital presence|
|Write reflections and gather evidence to complete workbooks||Complete activity logs for clubs or student group activities|
|Author a blog by yourself or in collaboration with others||Author a blog to share your personal experiences|
|Create collections of evidence of learning outcomes, professional standards and graduate attributes||Curate your academic or co-curricular evidence and reflections to create a portfolio to share with others|
And much, much more!
Students and staff can use PebblePad to complete reflective workbooks, showcase their talents and record their achievements throughout their personal learning journey at Griffith.
Our Showcase includes some samples and real (live) examples from Griffith staff and students.
When adopting PebblePad for a learning activity or assessment item, it is important to include clear instructions and highlight the benefits of using PebblePad. This provides users with clear parameters and purpose for the required task, which assists in building confidence when using this tool.
For more information and support materials to help you implement PebblePad in your teaching, please visit www.griffith.edu.au/pebblepad
Pebblepad (Fact sheet). Getting Started with VLE tools and the Course Design Standards.
Pebblepad (Module). Getting Started with VLE tools and the Course Design Standards.
Technical support is available to staff and students via the IT Service Centre.
For technical support using PebblePad:
To learn more about using PebblePad in your teaching:
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PebblePad. Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/4305/view(2020).