Digital PortfoliosDigital Portfolios
Educational Applications of Computers
Carla Piper, Ed. D.
Electronic Portfolio and ThemesElectronic Portfolio and Themes
of Education Reformof Education Reform
Teacher accountability to professional
Authentic ASSESSMENT through portfolios
demonstrating achievement of teaching and
student learning objectives
Develop skills with TECHNOLOGY by
creating portfolio electronically
Teacher AccountabilityTeacher Accountability
What should 21st
century teachers know and be
able to do?
How can teachers show evidence of knowledge,
skills, and dispositions?
What digital media and technology must teachers
and students know how to use effectively?
Technology TeachingTechnology Teaching
Document evidence of teacher competencies
Guide long-term professional development
Competencies may be locally defined or linked
to national standards
“A portfolio is NOT a haphazard
collection of artifacts (i.e., a
scrapbook) but rather a reflective
tool which demonstrates growth
“As we move to more standards-based teacher
performance assessment, we need new tools to
record and organize evidence of successful
teaching, for both practicing professionals and
student teachers.” Barrett (2000)
“Likely solution” for collecting, storing, and
managing text, graphics, sound, and video.
A Richer PictureA Richer Picture
Digital Student Portfolio Project Coalition of
Essential Schools (1993)
Proposed that we create a tool using computer
technology that allows us to create a richer picture
of what a student (teacher) can know and do
Drawbacks of traditional paper portfolios
◦ Performance evidence may not be on paper
◦ The materials for presentation may not be easily manageable.
"What are we going to do with
ALL THIS STUFF?"
“Logistical nightmare of thousands of papers
turning brittle and collecting dust“
Why Use Technology?Why Use Technology?
1. Documents are generally created with a
2. Hypertext links allow clear connections between
standards and portfolio artifacts.
3. Can develop skills in using multimedia
4. Digital portfolios are fun and it is easier to
manage the process, especially storage,
presentation, and duplication.
5. Digital portfolios make student/teacher work
replayable, portable, examinable, reviewable, and
Lesson Plans Linked to Standards
◦ Common Core State Standards
◦ Student Subject Matter Content Standards
◦ Professional Teacher Performance Expectations
Observations – Logs
Photos and Artwork
Photos and ScansPhotos and Scans
Links to Other
Written reflections, evaluations, email messages,
critiques, recommendations, congratulatory messages,
◦ Peer Coaching and Evaluations
◦ Collaboration, Dialogues
Journal and Discussion Responses
Stages for Portfolio DevelopmentStages for Portfolio Development
Electronic Portfolio Development Multimedia
1. Defining the Portfolio Decide
2. The Working Portfolio Design
3. The Reflective Portfolio Develop
4. The Connected Portfolio Implement
Respect 5. The Presentation Portfolio Present
Defining the Technology PortfolioDefining the Technology Portfolio
Based on NETS for Digital Age Teaching
◦ National Technology Standards for Teachers – ISTE
Portfolio sections for each standard
◦ Facilitate and Inspire Student Leaning and Creativity
◦ Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences
◦ Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
◦ Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and
◦ Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
The Working PortfolioThe Working Portfolio
Begin with your Personal Section and add the following at the end of
Two Educational Technology Resource Web Links with Brief Descriptions
LiveText Tutorials -
Save files electronically in folders on your computer and usb drive
throughout the course
Save files to the LiveText File Manager
Add artifacts to the LiveText portfolio each week
Add reflections and explanations of artifacts to help you as you refine
Select those artifacts that best demonstrate your proficiency for each
NETS for Teachers standard.
The Reflective PortfolioThe Reflective Portfolio
Add explanations and descriptions of each artifact submitted.
Select which NETS for Teachers standard your artifact best
Write personal reflections for each NETS for Teachers standard
before submitting to LiveText in the final week.
Reflect on how each artifact demonstrates your proficiency with the
chosen NETS for Teachers standard.
Save discussion and journal responses that you feel might be
appropriate artifacts or contribute to your reflections for different
You can always go back and make changes as you go through the
Use your own professional judgment to determine which standard is
TPACK Framework for TechnologyTPACK Framework for Technology
Integration into TeachingIntegration into Teaching
Technology - Knowledge about certain ways of
thinking about, and working with technology, tools and
resources. and working with technology can apply to all
technology tools and resources.
Pedagogy- Teachers’ deep knowledge about the
processes and practices or methods of teaching and
Content Knowledge - Knowledge of concepts,
theories, ideas, organizational frameworks, knowledge
of evidence and proof, as well as established practices
and approaches toward developing such knowledge
(Koehler & Mishra, 2009).
Questions for ReflectionQuestions for Reflection
Why have I included these artifacts in my portfolio?
How do these artifacts demonstrate my technological
knowledge and proficiency with this standard?
In what ways might each artifact demonstrate my
knowledge of effective pedagogy and engaging teaching
How will this artifact help my students gain subject matter
content knowledge and meet academic standards?
How will these websites help me meet this standard?
How might I build on these competencies with this
standard in the future and improve my use of educational
technologies for teaching and learning?
The Connected PortfolioThe Connected Portfolio
At the end of the class, go through your artifacts and
select the best demonstration of proficiency for each
Make clear connections in your reflection between the
artifact, its purpose, and its value in meeting standards
◦ Common Core State Standards
◦ Academic Subject Matter Standards.
◦ National Technology Standards for Teachers and
Be discriminating and select the best evidence for each
At the end of your program, link to your technology
Determine Best EvidenceDetermine Best Evidence
Each week you will have many artifacts through
assignments, journals, discussions, and wikis.
Pick the artifacts that best represent your proficiency
with each NETS for Teachers section.
Add technology resource websites you feel will help
you achieve each standard.
Philosophy of Technology EducationPhilosophy of Technology Education
Using the ISTE Technology Standards for
Teachers as your guide, provide a rationale for
the importance of technology and media
education in today's classroom.
Focus on 3 key ideas you feel are most significant
for your own professional growth as a digital age
teacher (1-2 paragraphs).
Complete the philosophy statement before
submitting final technology portfolio.
What role will technology and digital media play
in your teaching?
The Presentation PortfolioThe Presentation Portfolio
Prepare your portfolio for final assessment in
Check the Technology Portfolio rubric.
Link your LiveText Technology Portfolio to
your Professional Teaching Portfolio at the end
of your Credential Program
You may wish to create a Visitor’s Pass or
share your portfolio with others.