Electronic Portfolios Brandman University Early Childhood Capstone Carla Piper, Ed. D. [email_address]
Electronic Portfolio and Themes of Education Reform <ul><li>Teacher accountability to professional certification  STANDARD...
Teacher Accountability <ul><li>What should 21 st  century teachers know and be able to do? </li></ul><ul><li>STANDARDS </l...
Teaching Portfolios <ul><li>Document evidence of teacher competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Guide long-term professional devel...
Technology <ul><li>“ As we move to more standards-based teacher performance assessment, we need new tools to record and or...
A Richer Picture <ul><li>Digital Student Portfolio Project Coalition of Essential Schools (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>Propose...
Why Use Technology? <ul><li>Documents are generally created with a computer anyway.  </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext links all...
Artifacts <ul><li>Lesson Plans Linked to Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Subject Matter Content Standards </li></u...
Artifacts
Digital Photos and Scans Links to Other  Documents and Powerpoints
Reflection <ul><li>Written reflections, evaluations, email messages, critiques, recommendations, congratulatory messages, ...
Curriculum and Productivity <ul><li>Literacy Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Language </li></ul><ul><li>Phonological Awarenes...
Weekly Planning Sheet Science Center Math Centers Dramatic Play Center Reading Area (Library) Alphabet Center Writing Cent...
Stages for Portfolio Development Barrett, 2001 Portfolio Development Electronic Portfolio   Development Multimedia Develop...
Powerpoint Portfolios <ul><li>Can create links to other files and documents, but difficult to send through the dropbox in ...
Compressing Photos  in Powerpoint <ul><li>Open the presentation and click on one of the photos or graphics on any slide.  ...
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  1. 1. Electronic Portfolios Brandman University Early Childhood Capstone Carla Piper, Ed. D. [email_address]
  2. 2. Electronic Portfolio and Themes of Education Reform <ul><li>Teacher accountability to professional certification STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic ASSESSMENT through portfolios demonstrating achievement of teaching and student learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills with TECHNOLOGY by creating portfolio electronically </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teacher Accountability <ul><li>What should 21 st century teachers know and be able to do? </li></ul><ul><li>STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>How can teachers show evidence of knowledge, skills, and dispositions? </li></ul><ul><li>ASSESSMENT </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teaching Portfolios <ul><li>Document evidence of teacher competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Guide long-term professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies may be locally defined or linked to national teaching standards </li></ul>Barrett, 2000 “ A portfolio is NOT a haphazard collection of artifacts (i.e., a scrapbook) but rather a reflective tool which demonstrates growth over time.”
  5. 5. Technology <ul><li>“ As we move to more standards-based teacher performance assessment, we need new tools to record and organize evidence of successful teaching, for both practicing professionals and student teachers.” Barrett (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Likely solution” for collecting, storing, and managing text, graphics, sound, and video. Lankes (1995) </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Richer Picture <ul><li>Digital Student Portfolio Project Coalition of Essential Schools (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed that we create a tool using computer technology that allows us to create a richer picture of what a student (teacher) can know and do Drawbacks of traditional paper portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance evidence may not be on paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The materials for presentation may not be easily manageable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;What are we going to do with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ALL THIS STUFF ?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Logistical nightmare of thousands of papers turning brittle and collecting dust“ Niguidula (1993) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why Use Technology? <ul><li>Documents are generally created with a computer anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext links allow clear connections between standards and portfolio artifacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Can develop skills in using multimedia technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios are fun and it is easier to manage the process, especially storage, presentation, and duplication. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios make student work replayable, portable, examinable, reviewable, and widely distributable. </li></ul>Barrett, 1998
  8. 8. Artifacts <ul><li>Lesson Plans Linked to Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Subject Matter Content Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Teacher Performance Standards - NAEYC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Observations – Logs </li></ul><ul><li>Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Student Work </li></ul><ul><li>Photos and Artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  9. 9. Artifacts
  10. 10. Digital Photos and Scans Links to Other Documents and Powerpoints
  11. 11. Reflection <ul><li>Written reflections, evaluations, email messages, critiques, recommendations, congratulatory messages, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Coaching and Evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration, Dialogues, Self Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Child/Family Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO interviews </li></ul>
  12. 12. Curriculum and Productivity <ul><li>Literacy Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Language </li></ul><ul><li>Phonological Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Print Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Center Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Student Work </li></ul>
  13. 13. Weekly Planning Sheet Science Center Math Centers Dramatic Play Center Reading Area (Library) Alphabet Center Writing Center Listening Center Blocks Center Art Center
  14. 14. Stages for Portfolio Development Barrett, 2001 Portfolio Development Electronic Portfolio Development Multimedia Development Purpose & Audience 1. Defining the Portfolio   Decide Assess Collect Interject 2. The Working Portfolio Design Plan Select Reflect Direct 3. The Reflective Portfolio Develop Inspect Perfect Connect 4. The Connected Portfolio Implement Evaluate Respect 5. The Presentation Portfolio Present Publish
  15. 15. Powerpoint Portfolios <ul><li>Can create links to other files and documents, but difficult to send through the dropbox in an online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Try taking digital photos with your camera just to give the viewer an idea of what your artifact is. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to use the photo editor to resize your photo to a lower resolution </li></ul>
  16. 16. Compressing Photos in Powerpoint <ul><li>Open the presentation and click on one of the photos or graphics on any slide.  </li></ul><ul><li>Right click on the graphic </li></ul><ul><li>Select format picture.  </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the button that says &quot;compress&quot;  down on the left of the box.   </li></ul><ul><li>You'll have a choice to compress all of the graphics in the presentation.  </li></ul><ul><li>Try compressing all the photos </li></ul><ul><li>Change the box to web/screen rather than print. Click on both options for compressing pictures and deleting cropped areas.  </li></ul><ul><li>Then check the file size again to see if it is smaller.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a photo editor - Open your images in a photo editor and re-size and/or &quot;save for the web&quot; from the photo editing program.  </li></ul>XP2003 2007 – Adjust Group

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