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Digital Portfolios

  1. 1. Reflecting on progress……….<br />Digital Portfolios<br />
  2. 2. We hope that through this portfolio process you will better understand the way that you personally learn and grow. Armed with this understanding you will be able to face challenges in your academic, athletic, artistic and personal life with a new kind of confidence.<br />
  3. 3. Why Digital ?<br />Buffalo Seminary has made a commitment to integrate technology into the fabric of the school. <br />Through this ongoing portfolio project, you will gain technology skills that are a necessary part of your well-rounded Sem education.<br /><ul><li>Digital organization
  4. 4. Scanning
  5. 5. Uploading files
  6. 6. Hyperlinking
  7. 7. Creating .pdf files
  8. 8. Cloud computing
  9. 9. Creating and editing images, video and audio files
  10. 10. Copyright laws and Creative commons</li></li></ul><li>Applications<br />
  11. 11. VOICETHREAD<br />A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). <br />Each page of your Voicethread portfolio will focus on a particular event or idea that is worthy of your reflection and evaluation. <br />These topics will be explained in detail during your advisory periods.<br />
  12. 12. Each Voicethread page will include a visual element as well as the reflection.<br />The visual element could include (but is not limited to) one of the following:<br /><ul><li> one page of a scanned document
  13. 13. one page of an electronic document
  14. 14. A personal photograph
  15. 15. An image from the Internet that can be legally used
  16. 16. A video that you created
  17. 17. A slide show that you created
  18. 18. An original work of art </li></ul>Please be as creative and individual as you can.<br />
  19. 19. Ideas for representing Mid Summer Night’s Dream<br />
  20. 20. Getting Started<br /><br />Use your Sem <br />E-mail address<br />Your password is your student ID#<br />
  21. 21. The VoicethreadEnviroment<br />3 tabs<br />Browse lets you search through Voicethreads that others have made if they are set to be public<br />Create is the tab that you will use to make your own Voicethreads<br />MyVoice is the tab that holds links to your Voicethreads and to ones created by others that you have selected as a favorite.<br />
  22. 22. Navigate your own computer for a file to upload:<br /><ul><li>Most image formats
  23. 23. Some video (flvis the best)
  24. 24. MS Word
  25. 25. MS Excel
  26. 26. PDF documents (the best)</li></ul>We are going to learn to create .PDF files from our existing documents<br />
  27. 27. Use images from an existing Voicethread<br />Import photos from Flickr<br />Choose images from an extensive digital collection hosted by the NY public library<br />Use your facebook photos<br /><ul><li>All images used must be public domain or legally attributed</li></li></ul><li>Many images on the web allow you to right click on them and copy the image URL<br />
  28. 28. Your reflection will be recorded or typed.<br />You can doodle on the image as you add your comment (reflection)<br />
  29. 29. For any multi-page paper or project that you choose to put in your portfolio, you should display only one page in Voicethread.<br />It is important, however, for anyone viewing your portfolio to be able to see the entire paper or project. <br />In order to satisfy both of these requirements, you will upload the complete document to Google Docs.<br />You will publish the document and copy the URL so that you can put a hyperlink on the corresponding Voicethreadpage.<br />
  30. 30. What is a HYPERLINK ?<br />Definition from WIKIPEDIA -<br />In computing, a hyperlink is a reference in a document to an external or internal piece of information. The most common usage is in the Internet to browse through web pages: some text in the current document is highlighted so that when clicked, the browser automatically displays another page or changes the current page to show the referenced content.<br />Usually a word that is the hyperlink is underlined and a different color so that you know you can click on it and it will open up another web page.<br />
  31. 31. Tim Berners-Lee who is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web, saw the potential for easily accessing information by clicking on a word or image to get or go to additional information on a topic.<br />
  32. 32. In order to create a hyperlink to another webpage, you must have the URL of that webpage.<br />For more information about this, please click here<br />Here is that other webpage with the information you were looking for<br /><br />Remember that the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) <br /> is the address of the webpage. <br />
  33. 33. Store documents online and access them from any computer.<br />Get to Google Docs from your SEM E-Mail account<br />
  34. 34. Click “upload” <br />“Choose file” will allow you to navigate to your document.<br />Click “Upload” after you have chosen the file.<br />Then click “back to Google Docs”<br />
  35. 35. Once your document has been uploaded to Google Docs, <br />Choose SHARE  PUBLISH AS A WEB PAGE <br />Here is your URL to copy<br />
  36. 36. Paste your URL here to create your Voicethread hyperlink<br />