Questions? Platforms? K-12, K-5? Keep it real & authentic? PASSION!!!!! Student-controlled or teacher-controlled? Teacher/parent buy-in? Deal with assessment – formative vs. summative, self, peer, teacher, parent, authentic Managing access – showcase great work, giving feedback Safety – student names? Digital footprints – public vs. private Promising practices Live for real, rather than “fake” – artificial – real audiences? Tie student work to standards? Value-added to student learning How to make EP interactive? Who should be involved in planning?
Purposes? Record of learning so that students can reflect on their own learning – metacognitive – teach students to “mine” their own portfolios Career-ready or career-ready? Dead-ended – locked Replace Standardized testing?
Self-Regulated LearningAbrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/viewArticle/507/238 blog blog pages Sites
Student Literacy Achievement through Blogging The Project definitely provided a motivation for writing, an improvement in audience awareness and purpose and in presentation skills. Other school interventions also had an impact on literacy achievement; however the Project has provided a purpose and enthusiasm for literacy. The students of Manaiakalani were provided with a “hook” (e-learning outcomes published in on-line spaces) which gave these decile 1 students a voice to be heard globally. Subsequently, participating in the Manaiakalani Project enhanced their literacy, engagement, oral language and presentation. (p.70) http://www.manaiakalani.org/research-1/2008---2010-report Tamaki Schools, Auckland, NZ
Dual Skill Development Portfolio Skills Students Collecting/ Digitizing Selecting/ Organizing Reflecting Goal-Setting Presenting Teacher/Faculty/Mentor Pedagogy – Facilitate portfolio processes Role of Reflection Assessment/ Feedback Model own Portfolio Learning + Technology Skills
REAL* ePortfolio Academy for K-12Teachers *Reflection Engagement Assessment for Learning
Initial Online Courses Planned Overview of Student-Centered Electronic Portfolios in K-12 Education (tool-neutral – focus on “Portfolio” Reflection Process & Feedback) Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Google Apps (Docs, Sites, Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Digication, Teacher Dashboard) (focus on “Electronic”) Add Voice to ePortfolios with Digital Storytelling Create Your Professional Portfolio (tool neutral)
Upcoming Presentations Tuesday 5:00 PM – Birds of a Feather on Google Apps (Dorothy Burt)See Teacher Dashboard from the school that initiated it! Wednesday 8:30 AM - Student-Centered Interactive E-Portfolioswith GoogleApps (Helen Barrett)