Oregon was the first state to adopt GoogleApps for all K-12 schools. These powerful tools are ready-made for teachers and students to maintain electronic portfolios. Get an overview of creating artifacts using Google Docs and Picasa, a reflective learning portfolio using Blogger, and a showcase/assessment/presentation portfolio with Google Sites.
Adjectives to describe purpose
Portfolios in Formal Education: Exploring Personal and Professional IdentityBuilding a Professional Online Brand.
Portfolio development can have a positive impact on career development.Authenticity: finding passion, purpose, strengths, A real sense of who we are.5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years
Who knows what this means?
Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform.
Added Google Docs in 2010.
How do we implement ePortfolios in a manner that engages students and helps achieve the purposes?
Collection -- Creating the Digital Archive (regularly – weekly/monthly)Digital Conversion (Collection)Artifacts represent integration of technology in one curriculum area (i.e., Language Arts) Stored in GoogleDocs
Collection/Reflection (Immediate Reflection on Learning & Artifacts in Collection) (regularly) organized chronologically (in a blog?)Captions (Background Information on assignment, Response)Artifacts represent integration of technology in most curriculum areas (i.e., Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math) (in GoogleDocs?)
How do portfolios and reflection fit into the learning process?BEFORE - goal-setting (reflection in the future tense), DURING - immediate reflection (in the present tense), where students write (or dictate) the reason why they chose a specific artifact to include in their collectionAFTER - retrospective (in the past tense) where students look back over a collection of work and describe what they have learned and how they have changed over a period of time (in a Level 3 portfolio)
Selection/Reflection and Direction (each semester? End of year?) organized thematically (in web pages or wiki)Why did I choose these pieces? What am I most proud to highlight about my work?What do they show about my learning? What more can I learn (Goals for the Future)?Presentation (annually)
Begin to develop successful ePortfolio Processes this week through your PD. Here are the strategies you need to include: Students develop multimedia artifacts through Project-Based Learning & Learning with Laptops.Engage students in reflection to facilitate deep learning through Digital Storytelling and Journals/Blogs & Presentation Portfolios.
“Portfolios should be less about tellingand more about talking!” Julie Hughes, University of Wolverhampton
Purpose & Objectives sgainan overview of the various Google Tools and how they can be used to develop ePortfolios. see examples of ePortfolios created in K-12 schools using GoogleApps http://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioapps/http://slideshare.net/eportfolios
Simon Sinek’sGolden Circle product process motivation 4
National Educational Technology Plan (2010) Technology also gives students opportunities for taking ownership of their learning. Student-managed electronic learning portfolios can be part of a persistent learning record and help students develop the self-awareness required to set their own learning goals, express their own views of their strengths, weaknesses, and achievements, and take responsibility for them. Educators can use them to gauge students’ development, and they also can be shared with peers, parents, and others who are part of students’ extended network. (p.12)
Balanced?Student-Centered School-Centered Focus on Interests, Focus on Standards, Passions, Goals Outcomes Choice and Voice Accountability, Reflection Achievement Lifelong Learning Term, Graduation
Specialty Case Responsibilities PortfolioWorkspace Showcase One Word, Many MeaningsArt Work Investments Collection of Artifacts
What is a Portfolio? Dictionary definition: a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc. Financial portfolio: document accumulation of fiscalcapital Educational portfolio: document development of humancapital
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)
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
United #7 ePortfolio Vision Statement (Draft) By implementing e-portfolios, United#7 will empower students to become active participants in their own personalized education. Through use of reflection, technology, and collaboration, students and teachers will develop skills that will lead them to achieve their lifelong goals.
From Mead School District’s StudentPortfolio Handbook:Remember, you are telling us astory, and not just any story.Your portfolio is meant to beyour story of your life over thelast four years as well as thestory of where your life mightbe going during the next fouryears: tell it with pride!
Multiple Purposes of E-Portfolios in Education Learning/ Process/ Planning Marketing/ Showcase Assessment/ Accountability "The Blind Men and the Elephant” by John Godfrey Saxe
Digital Identity Creating a positive digital footprint
Dan Schawbel, Forbes“personal branding guru”“Your online presence communicates, or should communicate, what you’re truly and genuinely passionate about… I firmly believe that you won’t be able to obtain and sustain a job without passion anymore.” http://blogs.forbes.com/danschawbel/2011/02/21/5-reasons-why-your- online-presence-will-replace-your-resume-in-10-years/
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 http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/
Managing Oneself Peter Drucker, (2005) Harvard Business Review “Success in the What are my strengths? knowledge economy comes to those who How do I perform? know themselves – their strengths, their What are my values? values, and how best Where do I belong? they perform.” What should I contribute? Purpose: Use ePortfolios for Responsibility for managing knowledge Relationships workers career development The Second Half of your Life
Student Literacy Achievement through Blogging The Project definitely provided a motivation for writing, an improvement in audience awareness and purpose and in presentation skills. Other school interventions also had an impact on literacy achievement; however the Project has provided a purpose and enthusiasm for literacy. The students of Manaiakalani were provided with a “hook” (e-learning outcomes published in on-line spaces) which gave these decile 1 students a voice to be heard globally. Subsequently, participating in the Manaiakalani Project enhanced their literacy, engagement, oral language and presentation. (p.70)Tamaki Schools, Auckland, NZ
Process/ProductePortfoliois both process and product” Process: A series of events (time and effort) to produce a result - From Old French proces Journey Product: the outcome/results or “thinginess” of an activity/process Destination
Balancing the Two Faces of E-PortfoliosWorking Portfolio Presentation Portfolio(s)Digital Archive The “Story” or Narrative (Repository of Docs Multiple Views Artifacts)Collaboration Space Sites (public/private) Varied Audiences &Reflective Journal Blog PurposesPortfolio as Process Portfolio as Product Workspace Showcase
Public Google Tools vs. GoogleApps for Education? Public Google Tools (Gmail.com accounts) Google Apps for Education Student owns the account for Protected environment (school life (must be over 13) assigns account) Student has complete control of School can control access (limit to access members) FREE for anyone FREE for education No uploading to Google Video Limited use of Google Video (10 GB) (must use YouTube to embed videos) Need some advanced set-up time Start immediately $10/year for domain namehttp://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/proscons
Reflection Source: http://peterpappas.blogs.c om/copy_paste/2010/01/tax onomy-reflection-critical- thinking-students-teachers- principals-.html Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised) My reflection site: http://sites.google.co m/site/reflection4learn ing
Self-Regulated LearningAbrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/viewArticle/507/238 Captions/JournaGoals ls Change over Time
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. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/viewArticle/507/238 Captions/Journals blogblog pages Sites
Post to from Mobile Send email to pre- arranged email address Use Blogger app (free) Set up Blogger Mobile and send SMS
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
Student Engagement! CQ + PQ > IQ (Friedman, 2006) [Curiosity + Passion > Intelligence] Find voice and passions through choice and personalization! Portfolio as Story Positive Digital Identity Development - Branding “Academic MySpace” 49
Successful ePortfolio Process: Develop multimedia artifacts through Project-Based Learning with Docs &Learning with Laptops/Mobiles Engage students in reflection to facilitate deep learning through… Digital storytelling Journal/Blog & Presentation Portfolios – Balance Workspace + Showcase
ePortfolios should bemore Conversation than Presentation (or Checklist)Because Conversation transforms!
*Reflection REAL*Engagement ePortfolioAssessment for Academy for K-12Learning Teachers
Dual Skill Development Portfolio SkillsStudents Teacher/Faculty/Mentor Collecting/ Digitizing Pedagogy – Facilitate portfolio processes Selecting/ Organizing Role of Reflection Reflecting Assessment/ Feedback Goal-Setting Model own Portfolio Presenting Learning + Technology Skills
Online Course Available1. Intro to Student-Centered Electronic Portfolios in K- 12 Education (tool-neutral – focus on “Portfolio” Reflection Process & Feedback) – online NOW2. Supplementalmodules: 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)
My Final Wish…dynamic celebrationsstories of deep learningacross the lifespan 60