Electronic Portfolios Demystified


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This slideshare presentation is perfect for elementary and middle school teachers who are interested in what an electronic portfolio is and howt they can guide their students in the creation of one. You'll learn about the different portfolio types and their essential components.

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Electronic Portfolios Demystified

  1. 1. Electronic Portfolios Billie Rengo-Literacy Demystified Coach Grantsburg School
  2. 2. "Teachers need to stop saying, Hand it in, and start saying Publish it instead." Alan November
  3. 3. The Basics• An electronic collection of evidence assembled and managed by the user (Wikipedia)• Can contain pictures, text, audio and video clips• Can be web-based• 3 types• Creative outlet for students Increased time-on-task• Student centered (Englebrecht,• Quality vs. quantity 2012)
  4. 4. Traditional Portfolios• Not readily accessible for students• How often do students review or add to them?• Cant be in two places at once• Is there an audience? (van Nood, 2012)
  5. 5. Who are they for?• Any age (kindergarten- professional)• Any subject• Those seeking employment• College bound-Portfolios are now becoming a part of admissions process for colleges• Streamline application process- Many college/scholarship applications ask for the same ("Electronic Portfolios: information Preparing,")
  6. 6. Types• Works in progress• Best work• Assessment (Englebrecht, 2012)
  7. 7. Works in Progress• What goes in?• Contents based on learning objectives• Enough evidence needs to be collected to show proficiency (The Two Sisters suggest 3 or 4 proficient scores before (Boushey & Moser, deeming something 2009) mastered)
  8. 8. Best Work• Showcases what students are proud of• Illustrates the highest level of achievement• Students should communicate selection criteria• Can be presented (Englebrecht, 2012)
  9. 9. Presentation• Samples depict student learning• Curriculum affects contents• For the teacher• Middle School students can post the standard they are addressing (Englebrecht, 2012)
  10. 10. Reflection• ESSENTIAL• Guides students in setting and revising goals• What do I know?• What do I still need to learn?• How can I show that I have mastered this?• How will you build reflection in to the process? (van Nood, 2012)
  11. 11. What do I do first?• Determine portfolio type• Tech tools?• Show students examples• Get the right mindset-Be expected for it to not go perfectly• Plan for assessment• Set up reflection procedures (how and when) (Englebrecht, 2012)
  12. 12. Image credit: http://www.free- power-point- templates.com/articles/open- powerpoint-presentations/Image credit: twitter.com Image credit: voice thread.com Image credit: enolsoft.com Image credit: iTunes.apple.comSome possible tech tools
  13. 13. Keep in Mind• Procedures, procedures, procedures...• For implementation• For holding students accountable• For helping students identify what quality work looks like
  14. 14. Keep in Mind (cont.)• How will you give feedback to students?• When will you assess portfolios?• How will students be involved in the process?• Will they present their portfolios?• Will they self-assess? (Englebrecht, 2012)
  15. 15. Student Reflection• What will it look like?• Questions to answer• Blog post• Video• Oral• Essay (Englebrecht, 2012)
  16. 16. Student ExamplesKindergarten Example1st Grade ExampleGrade 3-5 examples Creating a Blog with Evernote6th Grade Example
  17. 17. Convinced yet?"We already knew that kids learned computer techmor easily than adults. It is as if children were waitingall these centuries for someone to invent their nativelanguage." Jaron Lanier
  18. 18. References Akaka, S. (Writer) (n.d.). Sarah akakas electronic portfolio [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.k12.hi.us/~jholokai/tethree/learning/eschool/portfoliohomepage.htm Boushey, G., & Moser, J. (2009). The cafe book, engaging all students in daily literacy assessment & instruction. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Pub. Electronic Portfolio: Preparing for the Future. (n.d.). Retrieved from www.sbo.nn.k12.va.us/careerpathways/digital portfolios/ Englebrecht, T. (2012, May 31). Retrieved from http://crazyteacherlady.com/presentations.htmlPhoenix Kids 3-5 blog. (2012, 10 2). Retrieved from http://kidblog.org/PhoenixKids3- 5/ Sargent, B. (2012, 9 17). [Web log message]. Retrieved fromhttp://kidblog.org/PhoenixSchool/phoenixschool/phoenix-kids-learn-through- blogging/ van Nood, R. (2012, 4 28). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://blog.evernote.com/2012/02/28/how-to-create-a-portfolio-with-evernote- education-series/