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Publishing ePortfolios for the Reform Symposium 2013 online conference


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  • 1. Publish your ePortfolio using Weebly
  • 2. I am an English Language Arts teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana who looks for all opportunities to integrate technology into my classroom. I blog. I tweet.  I share.   Need to contact me?  or   (504) 298-9764  – myself  – my class
  • 3. • gain an understanding of the importance of developing an ePortfolio. • gather ideas for developing your own ePortfolio. • see suggestions and examples of what to include in your ePortfolio. • explore framework for building professional portfolios for educators and students.
  • 4. What? Why?
  • 5. What is an ePortfolio? Why do I need one?
  • 6. 2 types Presentation and Working
  • 7. Presentation ePortfolio • Collection of your “best work” and “best ideas” showcased in one area – Created for several reasons and audiences: employment or career development, successful achievement of course objectives or standards
  • 8. Working ePortfolio • Documentation of the learning process – focuses on the portfolio as a process and emphasizes reflection
  • 9. E-Folios / Student Learning Journeys The 21st century learners of division 4 created and maintain their own E-Folios (Learning Journeys) to display their learning to the world. They display their work using various mediums: reliable research/summaries, artwork, writing, novel study blogs, prezis, animoto, iMovie, YouTube, posters, powerpoints, etc. They are given the choice to choose any presentation methods they like.
  • 10. What? Why?
  • 11. What is a Weebly? Why do I need one?
  • 12. FREE and EASY
  • 13.        Add / Edit text Change text fonts Create links Add PDFs and other documents Alter page layouts with multiple columns Upload Images – create a gallery Create a slideshow
  • 14. Why just write with pen on paper when you can post to your own website?
  • 15.  Class website – publish announcements, tips and reminders for parents and students  Class ePortfolio – collect assignments and artifacts to be showed off and shared.  Student ePortfolio - highlight classwork, community service activities, awards and recognitions.
  • 16. Have you finished posting to your site?
  • 17. In this session, we will discuss creating an ePortfolio for your professional use, and create a student sample for you to use with your students. Use to publish work, create a blog, and connect with others. for ePortfolios ~ Smore poster
  • 18. Weebly Educator is a free website builder for educators and has multiple uses: – Post assignments – Post class information – Import files – Import videos – Import pictures – Create links to other websites – Create digital student portfolios – Create classes and add students – Collect assignments using the Digital Dropbox
  • 19. How Quick? How Easy?
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  • 21. Navigational tabs
  • 22. Decide what pages you want included I use this as a template for my class. I show them this picture so that they know how to set-up their ePortfolio pages.
  • 23.           Awards/Scholarships Coursework Digital stories Description of community activities Goals Links to relevant websites Plans for career development Resume Videos Special skills / knowledge, technical skills, etc.
  • 24. New individual and collaborative skills are emerging.
  • 25.      Use it for creating classroom websites, student eportfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Their drag & drop website editor is simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control. No HTML or technical skills required! Weebly was named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of the year.
  • 26. A quick How To video
  • 27. Let’s get readyyyyy to publish!!!! I have a Weebly ePortfolio / website… Now What? Well, here comes the fun part now!!!! Here are some things that you can do with your new site
  • 28. Class / School Websites
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  • 36. Teacher ePortfolios
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  • 42. Student ePortfolios
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  • 46. Weebly education allows you to password protect sites.
  • 47. Referral code to use for 10 extra student accounts  - go here to create your account for ePortfolios ~ Smore poster  Weebly's resources  My Weebly sites  My ePortfolios -  My sample student site  My new class website (under construction)  You can access this presentation and other resources from my page 
  • 48. Other ways to use
  • 49. Collaborative projects Collaboration teams post • a detailed outline of their project • a log of the conversation and decision-making that went into constructing and executing the project • a final presentation. Each team should design its own assessment rubric by editing a webpage to show all the features of an excellent project.
  • 50. Lexicon teams * Each week, a team of students will edit a page to collaboratively identify and define key words and phrases from that week’s readings and class discussion.
  • 51. E-book teams *Each week, a team of four students works between meetings of class sessions to update an enhanced e-book that includes the notes, lexicon entries, and mindmaps for that week, with graphics, text, and live links. * In addition, e-book teams develop a webpage on best practices and procedures.
  • 52. Blog Reflections *Students can be required to post a short (a few sentences or a short paragraph) synopsis of each reading in the student’s blog. Students can be requested to create • a short dialog between the authors of each week’s texts • list ways in which the subject of the texts could affect the student’s life or society • reflect on the implications of the texts for life online in the future • answer their own key questions from their own perspective
  • 53. Real-time note-taking and backchannel • Teams of four take notes using a real-time • note-taking handing off to another team every half hour, publishing their notes to the class site after the end of the class session. Students can use collaborative tools to engage in parallel, relevant online discussion in real time through the web, Facebook, Twitter, or Facebook.
  • 54. Contact me if you need me I am an English Language Arts teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana who looks for all opportunities to integrate technology into my classroom. I blog. I tweet. I share. Need to contact me? or (504) 298-9764 – myself – my class
  • 55. Take 15 minutes and try it out. Create a site. Drag and drop elements. Add pages.
  • 56. I love my Weebly. It lets me creatively show off my work.
  • 57. Any Questions ? ? ?
  • 58. Thank you for your time. Publish your ePortfolio using Weebly