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Presentation at ePIC Conference, London, July 9, 2012.

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Eifel2012 freeweb2

  1. 1. Using "Free" Online Toolsfor ePortfolio Development:Web 2.0 and socialnetworking tools(plus mobiles) Dr. Helen Barrett EIFEL Conference July9, Hashtag: #eportfolios Account: @eportfolios
  2. 2. Key Concepts in Workshop • What? Context & Definitions • Why? Purpose – Reflection – Identity Development – Online Branding • How? Tools – Web 2.0 Tools – Mobile Devices • Q&A
  3. 3. WHAT ARE INTERACTIVE PORTFOLIOS?Portfolios using Web 2.0 tools to:• reflect on learning in multiple formats• showcase work online to multiple audiences• dialogue about learning artifacts/reflections• provide feedback to improve learning
  4. 4. Simon Sinek’sGolden Circle product process motivation 4
  5. 5. WHAT?
  6. 6. Specialty Case Responsibilities Portfolio ShowcaseWorkspace One Word, Many MeaningsArt Work Investments Collection of Artifacts
  7. 7. Who was the first famous “folio” keeper?DEFINITIONS
  8. 8. Leonardo da Vinci’s Folio
  9. 9. What is a Portfolio?• Dictionary definition: a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.• Financial portfolio: document accumulation of fiscal capital• Educational portfolio: document development of human capital
  10. 10. +Electronic• digital artifacts organized online combining various media (audio/video/text/images)• interactivity/conversation/feedba ck
  11. 11. Electronic Portfolios• almost two decades (since 1991)• used primarily in education to – store documents – reflect on learning – feedback for improvement – showcase achievements for accountability or employment
  12. 12. Social networks• last five years –store documents and share experiences, –showcase accomplishments, –communicate and collaborate – facilitate employment searches
  13. 13. Boundaries Blurring (between e-portfolios & social networks)• Structured Accountability Systems? or…• Lifelong interactive portfolios Picasa Facebook blogs Mash-ups Flickr YouTube wikis Ning Twitter
  14. 14. Process/Product ePortfoliois both process and product” Process: A series of events (time and effort) to produce a result - From Old French proces Portfolio as Journey Workspace Product: the outcome/results or “thinginess” of an activity/process Destination Portfolio as  Wiktionary Showcase
  15. 15. Processes SocialPortfolio Networking TechnologyCollection Connect Archiving (“Friending”)Selection Linking/Thinking ListenReflection (Reading) Digital StorytellingDirection/Goals Respond Collaborating (Commenting)Presentation Share PublishingFeedback (linking/tagging) 15
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  17. 17. Discuss!What are theEngagementFactors in Socialnetworks?How can we buildthose factors intoe-portfolios?
  18. 18. E-Portfolio Components < Multiple Portfolios for Multiple Purposes -Celebrating Learning -Personal Planning -Transition/entry to courses -Employment applications -Accountability/Assessment < Multiple Tools to Support Processes -Capturing & storing evidence -Reflecting -Giving & receiving feedback -Planning & setting goals -Collaborating -Presenting to an audience < Digital Repository(Becta, 2007; JISC, 2008)
  19. 19. WHY?
  20. 20. Lifelong Context for ePortfolios
  21. 21. Multiple Purposes from Hidden Assumptions What are yours? • Showcase • Assessment • Learning • 346082.png
  22. 22. Digital Identity• Creating a positive digital footprint
  23. 23. Purpose • The overarching purpose of portfolios is to create a sense of personal ownership over one’s accomplishments, because ownership engenders feelings of pride, responsibility, and dedication. (p.10) • Paris, S & Ayres, L. (1994) Becoming Reflective Students and Teachers. American Psychological Association
  24. 24. Passion and Self-Directed LearningLisa Nielsen’s “The Innovative Educator” blog entries:• Preparing Students for Success by Helping Them Discover and Develop Their Passions (Renzulli’s Total Talent Portfolio)• 10 Ways Technology Supports 21st Century Learners in Being Self Directed
  25. 25. “Know Thyself” Temple at Delphi
  26. 26. Managing Oneself Peter Drucker, (2005) Harvard Business Review• “Success in the • What are my strengths? knowledge economy • How do I perform? comes to those who • What are my values? know themselves – their strengths, their • Where do I belong? values, and how best • What should I contribute? they perform.” • Responsibility for• Purpose: Use Relationships ePortfolios for • The Second Half of your managing knowledge Life workers career development
  27. 27. Reflection• Source: m/copy_paste/2010/01/tax onomy-reflection-critical- thinking-students-teachers- principals-.html• Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised)
  28. 28. Self-Regulated Learning Abrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. Captions/Journals Blog MobilesBlog Pages Web Sites
  29. 29. Deep Learning • involves reflection, • is developmental, • is integrative, • is self-directive, and • is lifelong Cambridge (2004)
  30. 30. The Learning CycleDavid Kolb from Dewey, Piaget, Lewin, adapted by Zull
  31. 31. Experiential Learning Model Lewin/Kolb with adaptations by Moon and ZullPractice Have an experience Reflect on the experienceTry out what youhave learned Metacognition Learn from the experience
  32. 32. “metacognition lies at the root of all learning”“…self-knowledge, awareness of how and whywe think as we do, and the ability to adapt and learn, are critical to our survival as individuals…”James Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind:Using Neuroscience to GuideChange in Education (Stylus Publishers)
  33. 33. Action -> Discovery -> Joy• Action and Exploration lead to Discovery• Discovery leads to Joy“The ultimate outcome of the journey is to understand our own understanding.” (p.15) (metacognition)“Emotional links generate motivation… Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind: The brain rewards itself with joy.” Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education. Stylus (p.17) Publishing
  34. 34. HOW?
  35. 35. Balancing the Two Faces of E-PortfoliosWorking Portfolio Presentation Portfolio(s)Digital Archive Docs The “Story” or Narrative (Repository of Artifacts)Collaboration Space Sites Multiple Views (public/private)Reflective Journal Blog Varied Audiences & PurposesPortfolio as Process Portfolio as ProductWorkspace Showcase
  36. 36. Japanese
  37. 37. Structure of E-Portfolio Types• Portfolio as Process/ • Portfolio as Product/ Workspace Showcase – Organization: Chronological – blog – Organization: Thematic – Documenting Documenting growth over achievement of Standards, Goals time for both internal and or Learning Outcomes for external audiences primarily external audiences website – Primary Purpose: – Primary Purpose: Learning or Reflection Accountability or Employment or Showcase – Reflection: immediate – Reflection: retrospective focus on artifact or learning focus on Standards, Goals or experience Learning Outcomes (Themes) mobiles
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  39. 39. Expressive vs. Structured ModelsPurpose Drives Choice
  40. 40. IS THE FUTURE OFE-PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR POCKET?“Capture the Moment”with iOS, Android devices
  41. 41. Categories of Tools
  42. 42. Matching Portfolio Purpose to Portfolio ToolsPurposes Strategies Tools ProcessesLearning/Process Collection Journal/BlogProjects Reflection Productivity Tools Capture Experience Mobile tools?Showcase/ Selection Website/Wiki/SocEmployment/ Presentation ial NetworkCollegeAssessment/ Evaluation (Self & DatabaseAccountability Teacher) Evidence Excel w/Rubrics
  43. 43. Mobile Touch:A Guide to Implementing Mobile E-learning in Your Organisation
  44. 44. Capture the Moment with Mobile Phones • SMS messages • Camera – Twitter posts – Still – Facebook updates – video
  45. 45. Why Mobile is a Must• Kids today are captivated by the personalization and socialization of online tools--the ability to build large networks of friends; share their thoughts, feelings, and goals; and communicate as they wish. …And not only is it possible, its possible anytime and anywhere, via a plethora of devices and widely available cellular and WiFi networks.• The upshot is, these digital natives now have in their hands the tools to shape their own education in once unimagined ways. They have the ability to interact with other learners at their convenience, with differences in time and place presenting no hurdle. They can research, on the spot, any topic of interest. And they can capture the moment, whether its in a picture, a video, or a blog entry. • -- Mary McCaffrey “Why Mobile is a Must” T.H.E. Journal
  46. 46. Posted on ePortfolio Conversations Google Group:• Question: How to collect evidence of informal learning rather than formal education.• Response: "Start with SMS [on mobile phones] - it’s the morse code of the present generation... and it works.”
  47. 47. What functions can be achieved with mobile phones for each of these processes?• Capturing & storing evidence - this evidence of learning can be in the form of text, images, audio or video• Reflecting - “the heart and soul of a portfolio” - this reflection could be captured in real time in different formats: writing, voice capture (and voice-to-text conversion), video capture and digital stories• Giving & receiving feedback - one of the most effective uses of a portfolio is to review a learner’s work and providing feedback for improvement• Planning & setting goals - a very important part of the portfolio process is personal development planning and setting goals for achievement• Collaborating - learning is a social activity - technology provides new forms of collaboration• Presenting to an audience - at specific points in the learning process, a learner may put together a presentation of their learning outcomes for an audience, either real or virtual
  48. 48. Mobile Web is becoming the Personal Learning Environment of the “Net Generation”Learning that is…oSocial and ParticipatoryoLifelong and Life WideoIncreasingly Self-DirectedoMotivating and Engagingo… and Online all the time!
  49. 49. Speak-to-Tweet• bought by Google, January 25, 2011
  50. 50. Twittermicro-blogging “tiny bursts of learning”
  51. 51. Level 1 Workspace:Collection in the Cloud
  52. 52. With iOS(iPod Touch,iPhone, iPad) TextImages Audio CAPTURE THE Video MOMENT
  53. 53. Integrate file storagewith computer andwebsiteHyperlink to files inPublic folder! Try it!
  54. 54. Dropbox AppsPlainText DropVox• Creates plain text file (.txt) • Records audio (.m4a) and and saves directly to sends it directly to your Dropbox account. Can Dropbox account create folders.
  55. 55. Dragon Dictation• Voice recognition• Share in many ways
  56. 56. Level 2 Workspace: Learning/Reflection
  57. 57. Blogging* by eMail *the act of sharing yourselfTumblr Posterous• Set up account on website • Just email to• Send email to: • iPhone App• iPhone App • Cross-post to Facebook&• Call in your posts for audio Twitter post to blog• Cross-post to Facebook& Twitter
  58. 58. Reflection with WordPress App
  59. 59. Post to from Mobile Phones• Send email to pre-arranged email address• Use BlogPressiOS app ($2.99)• Set up Blogger Mobile and send SMS
  60. 60. Evernote One Account, Many Devices • Capture Anything • Access Anywhere • Find Things Fast • Capture something in one place -- access it from another • Web page accessEmailing your memoriesEmail notes, snapshots, and audio directly into your account.Emailed notes will go directly into your default notebook.
  61. 61. Evernote• All in one recording/saving to Evernote Account (email address)• Grades 3-5, Trillium Charter School, Portland (see my blog) iPod Touch4 $239 & Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901 $199
  62. 62. Case Study: Grades 3-5Trillium Charter School, Portland, OR Touch 4
  63. 63. ShowcaseLevel 3: Primary Purpose: Showcase/Accountability
  64. 64. Web Authoring Tools that can be “branded” with your own domain (annually)• ($40)• ($100)• ($100)• ($10+)• ($144+)• ($12-$17)
  65. 65. Why?• Integrated EcoSystem• Single Sign-On• Walled Garden• Transferable
  66. 66. Creating an ePortfolio with GoogleApps1. Storage = Google Docs2. Reflective Journal = Blogger or Google Sites Announcements page type3. Presentation = Google Sites
  67. 67. Mobile Phone Appsfor E-Portfolios U.K. Metacognitives Mahara PortfolioUP(m ore tools under development in U Minnesota Duluth OSPI N.Z)
  68. 68. iPhone App for PebblePad (U.K.)
  69. 69. More PebblePad Screens
  70. 70. Learning is a Conversation! E-portfolios should be more Conversation than Presentation Because Conversation transforms!
  71. 71. Help students findtheir Purpose and Passion through Reflection & Goal-Setting in E-Portfolio Development
  72. 72. Social Learning•Interactivity! 75
  73. 73. EXAMPLES Online Portfolios & Blogs
  74. 74. Student examples• Hunter Park Kindergarten & Abigails E- Profile (NZ) – Blogger• Kim Cofino’s 6th graders (Japan) - Blogger• Pt. England School (NZ) - Blogger• Ryan’s Senior Project (US) – Google Sites• My Google Sites Presentation Portfolio
  75. 75. *Reflection REAL*Engagement ePortfolioAssessment for Academy for K-12Learning Teachers
  76. 76. Online Course Available1. Intro to Student-Centered Electronic Portfolios in K-12 Education (tool-neutral – focus on “Portfolio” Reflection Process & Feedback) – online NOW2. Supplemental modules: – Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Google Apps (Docs, Sites, Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Digication, Teacher Dashboard) (Focus on “Electronic”) – Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Mobile Devices (iOS, Android) – Create Your Professional Portfolio (tool neutral)
  77. 77. My Final Wish… Your e-portfolios become dynamic celebrations & stories of deep learning across the lifespan. Thank You! 80
  78. 78. DR. HELEN BARRETTResearcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide LearningFounding FacultyREAL*ePortfolio Academy for K-12 Teachers*Reflection, Engagement, Assessment for Learningeportfolios@gmail.com @eportfolios