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A bulb digital portfolio isn’t only a good idea for your students’ success — it’s easy way to build engaging lessons using the template feature.

Before we being, here are some important planning tips .

  1. Focus. Jot down a clearly articulated purpose for the exercise. Build skills and knowledge step-by-step until everyone is comfortable creating, publishing and using templates on bulb.
  2. Engagement. Build lessons to inspire, boost creativity and assign some ownership and positive feelings toward their new portfolio.
  3. Cross-curricula. Create with more than one academic discipline, so students can use their portfolio in any class.

As you build the lessons for your students, create your own as a guide or model for your class. 

With that, let’s look at 4 sample lessons you can use in bulb:

Assignment #1 – Great for elementary school students.

My favorite color is BLUE because I think it is the coolest of all the colors I’ve ever seen.

Some of my other favorite things are also blue :

    1. Dallas Cowboys
    2. The ocean
    3. Texas bluebonnets

Assignment #2 – Works well with elementary or middle school students.

EXAMPLE:

My favorite sport is SOCCER!!

I like all sports, but my favorite sport is SOCCER because:

a. I can run fast

b. I like to watch Messi score lots of goals

c. I have lots of friends on my team.

Picture of me after a soccer game in Crested Butte with my friend:

Assignment #3 – Great for middle or high school students.

EXAMPLE:

Paella is my favorite food. It’s my favorite because:

Some paella history

Valencia in Eastern Spain is the undisputed home of paella. It is one of the largest natural ports in the Mediterranean and has been one of the most important rice-producing areas in Spain since rice was introduced by the Moors over 1200 years ago. In fact, the Spanish word for rice is arroz, which is derived from Arabic, not Latin like most of Castilian Spanish.

Paella was originally farmers’ and farm labourers’ food, cooked by the workers over a wood fire for the lunchtime meal. Paella was also traditionally eaten straight from the pan in which it was cooked with each person using his own wooden spoon.

Paella is my favorite food not only because it is the best thing I’ve ever tasted, but because it brings my family together when we eat it!

Assignment #4 – Great for middle or high school students.

About my favorite smell – 10th grade

EXAMPLE:

The smell after it rains.

In my personal opinion, there is nothing more soothing than opening a window, or walking outside after a good downpour and taking a deep breath in through your nose.

I actually had no idea there was a real word for this until a couple months ago. BUT – viola! There is, and its origin is Greek… Which has to mean that I’m not the first and only person to also enjoy this refreshing smell.  

The first time I distinctly remember smelling petrichor was when I was really little. I couldn’t have been more than 5, but I was walking to the park with my mom I remember seeing the worms all over the sidewalk and thinking… what is that smell……? and LOVING it.

Now I love the rain because it means that I might get a whiff when it’s over, but I don’t think I couldn’t handle it everyday, because I like having it just as a little treat every now and then.

Scratch and sniff below ———>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b3Zb18UDM

16 January 2019