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  • 1. E-Portfolios for Learning Google Sites EDU Joe Fahs Faculty Brownbag – March 1, 2011 Academic Programs: out-of-class Co-curricular Experiences Informal Learning Academic Programs: in-class
  • 2. Outline
    • Purpose of E-portfolios
    • Brief History at EC
    • Google Sites:
      • Tools
      • Strengths & Weakness
    • Examples
    • Questions and Discussion
  • 3. Supporting Documents
    • Resources
    • Delicious bookmarks:
  • 4. The Tweeple Have Spoken!
      • Robin Thailand “A WORDLE on ePortfolios created by Twitter submissions ”
  • 5.
  • 6. Fragmentated Learning (Chen) Academic Programs: out-of-class Co-curricular Experiences Informal Learning IMAGE CHEN Academic Programs: in-class
  • 7. Outside the Classroom
  • 8. Goals for Students
  • 9. What Students Acquire
  • 10. Student Ownership Growth, development over time Control over content, design Feedback from faculty, peers Lifelong learning Authentic Purpose-driven
  • 11. Many Faces of E-portfolios Career Assessment Learning
  • 12. E-portfolios Since 2005
    • Dreamweaver
      • Steep learning curve
      • Expensive for students
      • Editing & hosting on campus only
      • Limited use from 2005 - 2009
    • Explored Other Alternatives
      • ANGEL Portfolio
      • WordPress Multiuser
      • Taskstream
  • 13. ePortfolio Software
  • 14. Google Sites Essentials After graduation
  • 15. Other Google Sites Tools
  • 16. Integrating Web 2.0 Content Insert & Embed Google Gadgets
  • 17. Google Apps Internet Google Apps
    • identity
    • Protected domain
    • No ads
    • Yours to keep
    • Single sign-on
  • 18. View Sites - domain
  • 19. File Management System Attach files to any page Site wide management of all attachments Add & manage many files to File Cabinet page
  • 20. Managing Pages View structure of pages and revert to previous revisions Change Page URL, Showing Title, and Allowing attachments and comments
  • 21. Reflection We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience . – John Dewey. Back Outword Forward Inward Four dimensions of reflective learning: Thinking …
  • 22. Reflection Tools Reflection is the heart and soul of a portfolio . Reflection provides the rationale for why these artifacts represent achievement of a particular outcome, goal or standard. – Helen Barrett. Artifact
  • 23. Collaborators ( Can edit )
  • 24. Feedback Only collaborators ( Can Edit ) can upload attachments and add comments by page.
  • 25. Cloud Storage of Artifacts E-portfolio Evernote Google Docs
  • 26. Collect Artifacts and Reflections U-drive Hard drive External USB USB flash drive Do not put everything in one basket!
  • 27. Time with Students No shortcuts! Engage students in learning by having them teach you to learn
  • 28. Observations
    • Students can be surprisingly naïve at times (photos, audience )
    • Initially see portfolio as a solo performance and miss value of collaboration
    • Often understate their talents and accomplishments
    • Appreciate feedback but be tactful
    • You will learn too! Be mentored!
  • 29. Limitations
  • 30. E-portfolio Advantages Comments Easy-to-use, Web browser is the client Yes, but initial training advisable Accessible anywhere Logon required, integration with GAE File management - upload and manage files 500MB per user for all sites Free, no ads When students graduate ads may appear Protected .edu domain, invite all domain or selected users to view site Option to make e-portfolio public on the Internet Write reflections using Announcements page as journal Announcements lack rich blog formatting and reader commenting Different e-portfolios possible depending on goal Use Copy Site to quickly build new e-portfolio & then add-remove-edit Layout tools – navigation, templates, and themes Cannot switch templates, themes Tools to mash up Web 2.0 & social media within GS e-portfolio Google Apps, insert media, gadgets
  • 31. End of Presentation