PRESENTED BY ANNA BARALT & JILL LEMON SHORECREST PREPARATORY SCHOOL FCIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE JACKSONVILLE, FL NOVEMBER 12, 2010 Electronic Portfolios A Tool for Student Reflection
Types of Electronic Portfolios Showcase or Product Assessment or Cumulative Learning or Developmental Examples of student’s best work Completed over a specific period of time Involves students reflecting about process and product Selection of pieces is subjective Involves students in self-reflection Does not include only best work Construction takes place after work is created Framework in place prior to portfolios being created Work on portfolios completed while projects are in progress
Benefits to Using Portfolios
Actively engage students in thinking about their learning (self-reflection).
Increased student motivation.
Showcase student work.
Document student growth over time.
Alternative form of assessment.
Communication tool with parents and administration.
What is a Portfolio?
What is a Portfolio? In order for a portfolio to provide information about how a learner has grown or changed, there must be a reflective piece.
Artifact Reflections What information does a written reflection about an artifact include? 1. A description of the project. 2. A description of the process. Where does this example discuss how I have grown or changed as a learner?
What information does this written reflection about an artifact include? 1. A description of the project. 2. A description of the process. 3. A discussion about how the project changed me as a learner! Artifact Reflections
Reflection Rubric Aligned exactly with the checklist, which was in essence created by the students.
Reflection Plan It felt good. My stories were watermelons before, now they are seeds--pulls the reader in. My personal narrative reminded me of a special place. Writing is harder than I thought. It takes more time than I expected. Makes me feel proud. Being not afraid to write about things I do. I used to not want to share my writing.
4 th Grade Portfolios
K-4 Portfolios with Highlight of 4 th Grade year
Easy to Use
Templates foster structure, but students can still be creative
Can be saved as .html files for students and families
Teacher selected pieces from K-3
Student selected pieces from 4th
Students encouraged to choose best work from all curricular areas
Student reflections written for all 4 th grade artifacts
2 nd Grade Portfolios
Highlights 2 nd Grade Year
Web 2.0 Tool
Easy to Use, requires minimal training
Versatility in how and when teachers and students could work on them
Student / Teacher Partnership
Both students and teachers select pieces
Students write and record reflections with teacher assistance
Teachers create and organize portfolios with student input