Using e-Portfolios for Student Centred Learning


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This is my slideshow for my ULearn11 breakout:

We have been using e-Portfolios with Year 1 to 6 students at Elm Park School since 2007 and shortly afterwards made the decision to use our e-Portfolios as our sole method of reporting to parents. During this presentation we will discuss our ongoing journey to implement e-Portfolios school-wide, our purpose behind the decision to start the journey, the successes and the challenges - warts and all! We’ll have a look at some e-Portfolios examples and share the professional development, resources, equipment and web 2.0 tools that we have found most useful to help us along the way.

We use KnowledgeNET’s Learning Journals at Elm Park School to create our e-Portfolios but this workshop will also be of interest to those using other applications.

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Using e-Portfolios for Student Centred Learning

  1. 1. Using e-Portfolios for Student-Centred LearningBelinda Johnston21 October 2011 Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership
  2. 2. Elm Park School Decile 6 Roll 640 approx 42 ethnicities
  3. 3. NZ Curriculum (2007)
  4. 4. lifelong learners creative actively involved NZ Curriculum (2007) connected confident
  5. 5. Research
  6. 6. Different types and purposes for portfolios Aalderink, 2007
  7. 7. Different types and purposes for portfolios Presentation Portfolio Assessment Portfolio Process Portfolio Aalderink, 2007
  8. 8. Different types and purposes for portfolios The presentation portfolio is often usedto put for ward the best examples of learning (summative assessment). Aalderink, 2007
  9. 9. Different types and purposes for portfolios The assessment portfolio is used foraccountability and thus is assessments of learning (summative). The contents areselected by the teacher. Aalderink, 2007
  10. 10. Different types and purposes for portfolios The process portfolio’s purpose is to capture the learning process. It provides appropriate ways to supportlearners in reflecting on their learning and allows them to make connections bet ween learning. Aalderink, 2007
  11. 11. Research has shown that formative practices raise standards and improve achievement.
  12. 12. For students Our Purposeto becomeself-regulated/self directedlife longlearners..To increase student To provide evidence ofengagement and learning, specificachievement. achievement data and next learning steps.
  13. 13. BlogsWikis e-Portfolios PortalsOffline
  14. 14. Blogs Learning Management SystemsWikis e-Portfolios PortalsOffline
  15. 15. goals, reflections, evidence, user generated content,Student embedded learning comments, discussion, reflection and feedback (including achievement data, student led conferences) FamilyTeacher Students Adapted from Nick Rate, 2008
  16. 16. EVERY class has ... wireless & cabled a digital camera network access 6-8 computers access to: laptops with video webcams and cameras, microphones tripods, iPods, data projector and easispeak speakers microphones
  17. 17. KnowledgeNet Comic Life iWork: Pages KidPix Keynote iLife: Numbers iMovie iPhoto iTunes Web2.0 tools:GarageBand Flickr Vocaroo Voicethread Google Apps FotobabblePhoto Booth
  18. 18. Goals
  19. 19. StudentReflections
  21. 21. REFLECTION TOOLS evidence photo with text
  22. 22. REFLECTION TOOLS evidence photo with text audio: garageband,audacity, easispeak, fotobabble, vocaroo, iPod Touch, iPad
  23. 23. REFLECTION TOOLS evidence photo with textvideo audio:eg digital garageband,camera, flip audacity, easispeak,video, web fotobabble,cam, photo vocaroo, iPodbooth, iPod Touch, iPadTouch, iPad 2
  24. 24. Examples
  25. 25. Year 1Reading goals and success criteria
  26. 26. Year 1NumeracyEvidence
  27. 27. Year 4 Numeracy evidence with comments
  28. 28. Year 5 Reading EvidenceText
  29. 29. Year 2 Reading reflection
  30. 30. Year 5 Reading Reflection
  31. 31. Year 2 Reading - Teacher Comments
  32. 32. Year 3 Numeracy -Teacher Comment
  33. 33. Year 4 KeyCompetencies example
  34. 34. Year 6 Spelling and Basic Facts graphs
  35. 35. Year 2 General Comments from TeacherParent comment
  36. 36. Year 1 ‘My Showcase’
  37. 37. Reporting
  38. 38. Frequently asked questions Elm Park SchoolWhat if I don’t bring my child to the conference? Student Led ConferencesThe teacher will try to reschedule a conference for another day.The Student Led Conference can not be held without thepresence of your child. A guideline for parents and caregiversWill I still find out how my child is achieving? Message from the PrincipalYes, your child will be able to share the most recent Welcome to Elm Park Schools first student led conferences.achievement data. Student led conferences provide students with an opportunity to talk with significant adults about their educational progress. The meeting is facilitated by the student andWhat if I have some issues I need to discuss? follows a format that has been developed and practised before the meeting. The major focus will be on reading, writing and mathematics at this stage, but the studentContact the class teacher to make an appointment when the will share other curriculum areas as well. The student will anaylse their strengths andneed arises. reflect on the progress they have made in achieving their learning goals. Elm Park School has been involved in a number of initiatives over the past few years, all focused on improving student achievement. We believe that student ledWho can attend the conference? conferences will promote learning, and help strengthen the partnership between the learner teacher and parent/caregiver.Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to attend. Astime is limited it is best if alternative arrangements are made for Research by Black & William suggests that “the process of students reflecting on their learning through effective questioning that promotes the articulation of studentssiblings during the conferences. thinking, is integral to classroom assessment practices that enhance student learning” We have introduced this process to enhance students’ ability to talk about their learning and programmes. We look forward to meeting with you. Trish Plowright PrincipalTo book a Student Led Conference go to event code is YZ9MZ Year 1-3 13 July 2011More questions?If you have more questions about Student Led Conferences please contact Year 4-6your child’s teacher or the school office ( call 09 5770070 or 14 July 2011 Version 1.0 June 2011
  39. 39. Year 4 Reflection on first student led conference
  40. 40. Barriers and Challenges
  41. 41. The e-Portfolio itself is not the most important aspect, it is the process of commenting, reflecting and improving on learning that happens as the e-Portfolio is created that is the central goal.The formative nature of the e-Portfolios places the emphasis on effective pedagogy not technology.
  42. 42. Handouts Student reflection guidelines and sentence starters Reading Progressions e-Portfolios expectations
  43. 43. Contact me Belinda Johnston e-Learning Facilitator skype belindajohnston t witter @belindajohnston