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  • It is also not just about alignment with standards.


  • 1. Interactive ePortfoliosWeb 2.0 tools toImprove/ShowcaseStudent Learning
    Dr. Helen Barrett
  • 2. Newbie question: What are ePortfolios?
    e= Using Technology to create…
    Portfolio = Purposeful Collections of Student Work
  • 3. What is a Portfolio?
    Dictionary definition: a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.
    Financial portfolio: document accumulation of fiscalcapital
    Educational portfolio: document development of humancapital
  • 4. What is a Portfolio in Education?
    A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student's efforts, progress and achievements in oneor more areas[over time].
    (Northwest Evaluation Association, 1990)
  • 5. Most of those documents began as digital documents!
  • 6. What is in an Education Portfolio?
    The collection must include:
    student participation in selecting contents
    the criteria for selection
    the criteria for judging merit
    evidence of student self-reflection
    (Northwest Evaluation Association, 1990)
  • 7. Today’s Technology Choices
    Slow Internet Access?
    Microsoft Office
    Other Options:
    Adobe Acrobat
    Apple iLife06 (iDVD, iWeb)
    Web Page Editors
    Front Page
    Publish on CD or DVD
    Fast Internet Access?
    Open Source Tools
    Most require a server
    Commercial Services
    Web 2.0 Tools (Free!)
    Google Tools
    Interactivity is KEY
    Publish online
  • 8. Today,wewill…
    Review the philosophy behind ePortfolios and levels/strategies for implementation in a Web 2.0 world
    Review a few technology strategies for scaffolding reflection
    Review strategies for implementing ePortfolios using a blogging platform (WordPress/EduBlogs) and Google tools
  • 9. Context
    Electronic Portfolios Now?
  • 10. New Framework for 21st Century Skills
  • 11.
  • 12. Enhancing students' computer & multimedia skills through ePortfolios
  • 13. International Trends in ePortfolio Development
    Personalized Learning
    ‘Choice’ and ‘Voice’
    Self-Directed Learning
    Reflective Practice
    Constructing Deep Learning
    Digital Identity Development & Personal Branding
  • 14. Student Engagement!
    CQ + PQ > IQ (Friedman, 2006)[Curiosity + Passion]
    Learners find their voice and passions through choice and personalization!
    Portfolio as Story
    Positive Digital Identity Development - Branding
    “Academic MySpace”
  • 15. Six technologies with the power to transform K-12 teaching and learning
    One year or less:
    collaborative environments
    online communication tools
    Two to three years:
    mobile devices
    cloud computing
    Four to five years:
    smart objects
    the personal web
    New Media Centers
  • 16. Showcase?
    Multiple Purposes from Hidden Assumptions
  • 17. “The Blind Men and the Elephant”Thanks to Alan Levine
  • 18. QUOTE
    The e-portfolio is the central and common point for the student experience… It is a reflection of the student as a person undergoing continuous personal development, not just a store of evidence.-Geoff Rebbeck, e-Learning Coordinator, Thanet College, quoted in JISC, 2008, Effective Practice with e-Portfolios
  • 19. Portfolio Processes
    + Technology
  • 20. E-Portfolio Components
    • Multiple Portfolios for Multiple Purposes-Celebrating Learning-Personal Planning-Transition/entry to courses-Employment applications-Accountability/Assessment
    • 21. Multiple Tools to Support Processes-Capturing & storing evidence-Reflecting-Giving & receiving feedback-Planning & setting goals-Collaborating-Presenting to an audience
    • 22. Digital Repository
    (Becta, 2007; JISC, 2008)
  • 23. Reflection
    … is the “Heart and Soul” of a Portfolio… NOT the Technology!
    A Reminder…
  • 24. Technology & Reflection
    Two Themes across the Lifespan with ePortfolio Development
  • 25. Digital Archive (for Life) Supports Lifelong & Life-wide Learning
  • 26. Personalizing & Goal Setting
  • 27. Social Learning
    How can we integrate ePortfolios with what we know about social learning and interactivity?
  • 28. How can you leveragethe technologies learners own?
    Accessibility from “net books” and home computers
    Connectivity with cell phones
    Audio (podcasts) and Video (digital stories)
  • 29. How is social networking impacting ePortfolio development?
    It is having a huge impact on our social and political world!
  • 30. Think!
    What are the engagement factors that drive the use of social networks and how can we incorporate those factors into ePortfolios?
  • 31. Balancing the 2 Faces of e-Portfolios
  • 32. Some Basic Concepts
    “ePortfoliois both process and product”
    Process: A series of events (time and effort) to produce a result- From Old French proces(“‘journey’”)
    Product: the outcome/results or “thinginess” of an activity/process- Destination
  • 33.
  • 34. Level 1 – Collection: Begins with technology integration across curriculum
  • 35. Level 2 -- Primary Purpose: Learning/Reflection/Metacognition
  • 36. Less abouttellingMore about talking!
    - Julie Hughes, University of Wolverhampton
    Take advantage of Web 2.0 strategies in ePortfolio development
  • 37. Level 3: Primary Purpose: Showcase/Accountability
  • 38. Architecture of InteractionArchitecture of Participation(Web 2.0)
    allows a
    Pedagogyof Interaction
    (ePortfolio 2.0)
  • 39. Why Web 2.0 for e-portfolios?
    Access from Anywhere!
    Lifelong Skills!
    Mostly FREE!
  • 40. Web 2.0 Technologies
    Free, often open-source tools on the WWW
    “Me Publishing (blog and wiki)
    Shared Writing (GoogleDocs)
    Web Publishing(Google Sites)
    May require higher technology competency
    Mostly not secure websites
    “Small Pieces, Loosely Joined”
  • 41. Process & Web 2.0 Tools
  • 42. All you need is… an <Embed> Code!
    Hall Davidson
  • 43. Blogs
    Quickly, easily create a learning journal, documenting growth over time with entries that are date-stamped.
    WordPress allows additional pages and sub-pages.
    Interactivity is maintained through RSS feeds and Comments that can be added.
    WordPress file limit 3 GB!
    WordPress blogs can be password-protected (as well as individual entries).
    Prescribed order (reverse-chronological) of entries.
    Does not allow organizing attached files into folders.
    Limited attachments in Blogger.
    Blogger does not allow passwords, often blocked in schools
  • 44. Developing ePortfolios using WordPress or Movable Type blogging software (with pages)
  • 45. Wikis
    Free (for education) online system.
    Wikispaces allows 2 GB online storage (PBWiki limits 50 MB).
    Page can be edited by approved members.
    Discussion link on top of every page.
    Saves draft pages and keeps versions.
    Allows embedding media and building tables on pages.
    Set up own system for managing the feedback on student work.
    Does not allow organizing files into folders.
    Archived version does not save navigation menu.
  • 46. GoogleDocs
    Documents, presentations or spreadsheets can be edited
    Maintains a record of all revisions, with identity of author.
    Interactivity is maintained through comments and co-authoring.
    Easily embed presentations into blog.
    Convert all documents to Microsoft Office or OpenOffice or PDF.
    Set up own system for managing the feedback on student work.
    Requires full time high speed Internet access.
    No attachments, only hyperlinks to documents.
  • 47. Google Pages NOW Google Sites
    Free website builder
    Flexibility and creativity in portfolio authoring.
    Helps students build technology skills.
    Automatically store pages online.
    100 MB limit on uploaded attachments
    No Interactivity
    Set up own system for managing the feedback on student work.
    More of a web page builder than a portfolio program.
    Follow changes by eMail
  • 48. Public Google Tools vs. GoogleApps for Education?
    Public Google Tools (Gmail account)
    Student owns the account for life (must be over 13)
    Student has complete control of access
    FREE for anyone
    No uploading to Google Video (must use YouTube to embed videos)
    Start immediately
    Google Apps for Education
    Protected environment (school assigns account)
    School can control access (limit to members)
    FREE for education
    Limited use of Google Video (2 GB)
    Need some advanced set-up time
  • 49. Move beyond text-only artifacts
    Encourage development of multimedia artifacts
    Introduce alternative strategies for reflection
    Digital storytelling (audio & video)
    Blogging (including Twitter)
  • 50. Do Your e-Portfolios have VOICE?
    Individual Identity
    Meaning Making
    21st Century Literacy
    “When words are infused by the human voice, they come alive.”
    - Maya Angelou
  • 51. Portfolio tells a Story
    "A portfolio tells a story. It is the story of knowing. Knowing about things... Knowing oneself... Knowing an audience... Portfolios are students' own stories of what they know, why they believe they know it, and why others should be of the same opinion.” (Paulson & Paulson, 1991, p.2)
  • 52. Portfolios tell a Story
    “A portfolio is opinion backed by fact... Students prove what they know with samples of their work.”(Paulson & Paulson, 1991, p.2)
  • 53. Review Examples of Scaffolding for Reflection
  • 54. Digital Tools for Reflection
    Digital Storytelling and Engagement
  • 55. Invitation to Collaborate
    Help me write a book for ISTE on Interactive Portfolios for Learning
    Need K-12 teachers familiar with portfolios and comfortable with technology
    Use primarily Web 2.0 tools (blog, wiki, GoogleApps)
    Send me an email
  • 56. New Google Sitesinvitation for collaborators
    Reflection for Learning
    ePortfolio Survey Instruments
    Assessment for Learning
    CIC Websites due in the fall: Multimedia Records of Practice, Electronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling
  • 57. More Learning Resources
    MOre Self-Esteem with my ePortfolio (European Study & Tutorial)
  • 58. Don’t double your learning!Consider Cognitive Overload!
    When learning new tools, use familiar tasks;
    When learning new tasks, use familiar tools.
    Barrett, 1991
  • 59. My Final Wish…
    May all yourelectronic portfolios become dynamic celebrations and stories of deep learningacross the lifespan.
  • 60. Dr. Helen Barrett
    Researcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning