BEGINNING EPORTFOLIOSGail LovelyGail@GailLovely.com
What ARE ePortfolios?“A reflection of the student as a person undergoing continual personal development – not just a store...
What ARE ePortfolios?A report card shows letters and numbers...a portfolio shows growth  and knowledge.
ePortfolio described• http://nancy-  rubin.com/2011/10/16/eportfolio-  explained-visually/
What ARE ePortfolios?Of course...We CAN ask Google...
Student Voice
Student Voice
Student Voice
Student Voice
Student Voice
Student Voice
What have we done   in the past?
Start with the End in Mind...
Goal? Purpose?• What is the purpose?• Who is the audience?
PortfoliosDocumenting process    Displaying product...• Chronological        • Thematic• Reflective           • Accountabi...
Kinds of Portfolios• Collection• Reflective• Feedback• Selection and Presentation
Collection of Artifacts
• What is collected?• Why is it collected?• Who decides?
The Power of Reflection“We don’t learn from experience.We learn from reflecting on experience.”                           ...
Student Reflection Tools• https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dd7  6m5s2_198dpqjztgj
Steps in a Non-Linear Process
Feedback• An example “flow”•   http://www.scribd.com/doc/9336533/ePortfolios-and-Assessment-for-Learning
PortfoliosDocumenting process    Displaying product...• Chronological        • Thematic• Reflective           • Accountabi...
Audience• Walled Garden• Open to “Real World”• Different Audiences, Different Roles
Tools for ePortfolios        • Ability to collect          multiple formats of          evidence of          growth, learn...
Online Tools• Blogs  – http://classblogmeister.com/index.php  Examples:  http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blo    gger_...
Online Tools• Blogs  – http://kidblog.org/home.php  Examples:  http://kidblog.org/MissDsClass2/  http://kidblog.org/missdu...
Online Tools• Blogs  – http://edublogs.org  Examples:  http://09tristanb.edublogs.org/  Other: http://mjgds.org/students/e...
Online Tools• Wikis  – http://wikispaces.com  Examples:  http://cwojtera.wikispaces.com/Student+p    ages
Online Tools• Voicethread  – http://ed.voicethread.com/  – Example:    http://teachingsagittarian.com/2009/03/v    oicethr...
Online Tools• Littlebird Tales  – http://littlebirdtales.com  Example:    http://littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/story_i   ...
Online Tools• Glogster Edu  – http://edu.glogster.com  Example:  http://schooladmin9592.edu.glogster.com/    portfolio-ide...
Online Tools• AudioBoo (app too)  – http://audioboo.fm  Example:  http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2011/05/    26/digitizi...
Other Tools• Scanners• Digital cameras• Video cameras• Audio recorders• Mobile Phones
Apps• Screenchomp (free)• Showme (free)• Storykit (free)• Voicethread (best with paid subscription)• Evernote• Wordpress• ...
Professional Resources• On the website...• http://ezportfolios.yolasite.com
The process of collecting, selecting, and  reflecting on the work in a portfolio is  what makes it powerful. The portfolio...
It’s about them...                                    • Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://ezportfolios.yolasite.com/
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Beginning ePortfolios K-8 by Gail Lovely

  1. 1. BEGINNING EPORTFOLIOSGail LovelyGail@GailLovely.com
  2. 2. What ARE ePortfolios?“A reflection of the student as a person undergoing continual personal development – not just a store of evidence” Helen Barrett
  3. 3. What ARE ePortfolios?A report card shows letters and numbers...a portfolio shows growth and knowledge.
  4. 4. ePortfolio described• http://nancy- rubin.com/2011/10/16/eportfolio- explained-visually/
  5. 5. What ARE ePortfolios?Of course...We CAN ask Google...
  6. 6. Student Voice
  7. 7. Student Voice
  8. 8. Student Voice
  9. 9. Student Voice
  10. 10. Student Voice
  11. 11. Student Voice
  12. 12. What have we done in the past?
  13. 13. Start with the End in Mind...
  14. 14. Goal? Purpose?• What is the purpose?• Who is the audience?
  15. 15. PortfoliosDocumenting process Displaying product...• Chronological • Thematic• Reflective • Accountability or Showcase
  16. 16. Kinds of Portfolios• Collection• Reflective• Feedback• Selection and Presentation
  17. 17. Collection of Artifacts
  18. 18. • What is collected?• Why is it collected?• Who decides?
  19. 19. The Power of Reflection“We don’t learn from experience.We learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey
  20. 20. Student Reflection Tools• https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dd7 6m5s2_198dpqjztgj
  21. 21. Steps in a Non-Linear Process
  22. 22. Feedback• An example “flow”• http://www.scribd.com/doc/9336533/ePortfolios-and-Assessment-for-Learning
  23. 23. PortfoliosDocumenting process Displaying product...• Chronological • Thematic• Reflective • Accountability or Showcase Audience?
  24. 24. Audience• Walled Garden• Open to “Real World”• Different Audiences, Different Roles
  25. 25. Tools for ePortfolios • Ability to collect multiple formats of evidence of growth, learning, ch ange • May provide platform for larger audience (and feedback)
  26. 26. Online Tools• Blogs – http://classblogmeister.com/index.php Examples: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blo gger_id=272811&show=all http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blo gger_id=322869&show=all
  27. 27. Online Tools• Blogs – http://kidblog.org/home.php Examples: http://kidblog.org/MissDsClass2/ http://kidblog.org/missdunsigersclass/autho r/Jocelyn/
  28. 28. Online Tools• Blogs – http://edublogs.org Examples: http://09tristanb.edublogs.org/ Other: http://mjgds.org/students/elizai/ http://mjgds.org/students/manyag/
  29. 29. Online Tools• Wikis – http://wikispaces.com Examples: http://cwojtera.wikispaces.com/Student+p ages
  30. 30. Online Tools• Voicethread – http://ed.voicethread.com/ – Example: http://teachingsagittarian.com/2009/03/v oicethread-as-a-digital-portfolio/ – Helpful: http://sites.google.com/site/reflection4lea rning/elementary-school
  31. 31. Online Tools• Littlebird Tales – http://littlebirdtales.com Example: http://littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/story_i d/11058 (imagine, if you will, better content here...)
  32. 32. Online Tools• Glogster Edu – http://edu.glogster.com Example: http://schooladmin9592.edu.glogster.com/ portfolio-ideas/ http://glovely.edu.glogster.com/glogsterex amples/
  33. 33. Online Tools• AudioBoo (app too) – http://audioboo.fm Example: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2011/05/ 26/digitizing-an-elementary-writing- portfolio/
  34. 34. Other Tools• Scanners• Digital cameras• Video cameras• Audio recorders• Mobile Phones
  35. 35. Apps• Screenchomp (free)• Showme (free)• Storykit (free)• Voicethread (best with paid subscription)• Evernote• Wordpress• Tumblr• Threering• Explain Everything
  36. 36. Professional Resources• On the website...• http://ezportfolios.yolasite.com
  37. 37. The process of collecting, selecting, and reflecting on the work in a portfolio is what makes it powerful. The portfolio is a representation of what students know and are able to do, and the opportunity to present that work to an audience of peers, parents, and teachers shows that the world can take the students’ work seriously. By David Niguidula, in his chapter “Digital Portfolios and Curriculum Maps” of the book Curriculum21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs (ASCD, 2010)
  38. 38. It’s about them... • Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://ezportfolios.yolasite.com/

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