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1 EdCube Connect: Collaborative e-Portfolios Discovery-based Software Publisher

2 About EdCube Pty Ltd World class e-Learning Company est 1998 Leaders in online collaborative learning, classroom practice, cloud learning and application development, Award winning developer of e-Portfolio software for schools in Australia, USA and New Zealand E-Portfolio Software Applications EdCube Network – released in 2000 EdCube Connect – released in 2012

3 Sharing, Reflecting and Publishing e- Portfolios and Presentation EdCube provides a unique learning program that involves the following reiterative stages: Organising digital content and resources Ordering and publishing the content onto e- Portfolio pages Linking and structuring the format of the e-Portfolio Sharing the e-Portfolio with teacher, parent and peer reviews Reflecting on the feedback Communicating with the group regarding e- Portfolio updates

4 Publishing and Sharing Presentations All e-Portfolios feature an online Workroom that allows students to manage all aspects in developing their e-Portfolio. When teachers create a new e-Portfolio project, they have the option to allow the work to be shared to encourage peer reviews. If an e-Portfolio has been shared, the student selects the settings tab in the Workroom and clicks publish. This action will then allow other students in the class to be able to open the e- Portfolio and review the work.

5 What is a Collaborative e-Portfolio? A collection of student work published over a period of time (individual or group). A digitalised collection of assets such as student profiles, records, publications, ideas and reflections An authentic performance-based assessment tool - to demonstrate how | what the student is learning. A collaborative portal that hosts student digital work and enables personal and peer comments A tool for teachers to upload and publish curriculum material.

6 ePortfolio Educational Benefits?


8 The EdCube e-Portfolio Development Process

9 The EdCube Connect Home Page

10 Visual slideshow of your e-Portfolios E-Portfolio s and instant messages Links to My Classes and My Friends List of all current e-Portfolios Featured and Tagged e-Portfolios Menu to access Classes, My e- Portfolios, Profile

11 EdCube Connect Overview

12 Teacher Management EdCube Connect has a control room that enables teachers to manage class e-Portfolios including: Add e-Portfolio Title and description Add tags so that all e-Portfolios can be searched Add a thumbnail to showcase the e-Portfolio Add a e-Portfolio rubric to an e-portfolio Assign the e-Portfolio project to a class Set the view status of the e-Portfolio Enable peer assessment and commenting Set status as individual or group e-Portfolio Tools for students to export and share e-Portfolios.

13 Teacher Management The Teacher Wizard to create and assign a new e- Portfolio to a class

14 Managing Classes with EdCube

15 Creating ePortfolio Rubrics A key part of the management solution is the Teacher Rubric Editor. The Rubric Editor enables teachers to create an unlimited bank of rubrics that are stored on the teacher's profile. As the teacher creates a new e-Portfolio they can select a rubric from the system and this is used by students to guide their work. The rubric provides automatic assessment of the folio. When a e-Portfolio has been published by a student, the teacher selects the work, reviews the e-Portfolio and clicks the appropriate criteria grade and adds a comment.

16 The Rubric in the Workroom


18 EdCube Mind Mapping

19 e-Portfolio Planning Mind Maps The unique feature of EdCube is the ability to build the structure of the e-Portfolio using an intuitive mind mapping tool When a new e-Portfolio is created, the title or theme becomes the hub or central concept. A series of new topics can be added to the Mind Map. Unlimited pages can be added under each topic Each topic is colour coded to help students visualise the structure of their e-Portfolio


21 Creating e-Portfolios

22 Creating an e-Portfolio

23 Adding Content to e-Portfolio Pages After setting up the structure of the e- Portfolio with a series of topics and linked pages, the multimedia is added to the EdCube pages. Content is added to the e-Portfolio pages with the EdCube Content Toolbar. The toolbar allows a range of multimedia files to be added to the same page

24 Adding Text, The Text Tool adds unlimited text boxes to an e-Portfolio page. The features include the ability to: Add text or paste text from another document Format the text with word processing tools Add hyperlinks to all file types Add backgrounds to the text box Add a title to the text box Resize the text box Drag and drop the placement of the text box Add multiple text boxes to a single page

25 Adding Images Teachers and students have the ability to: Add an image from the computer Add an image from the File Share Resize the image Add a border and background to the image Add multiple images Drag and drop the placement for the image

26 Adding Video and Audio The Add Video and Audio tools upload video and audio files to the e-Portfolio page. Students and teachers can upload video and audio files from their own computer or add these from the File Share. Multiple files can be added to each page and the files can resized and moved easily on the page similar to all other multimedia files.

27 Adding Comments The comment tool appears on all content pages to allow for feedback to be posted Clicking the Comments Tool opens the comment box. The student has the ability to publish, delete or report a comment.


29 e-Portfolio Online Workrooms Communication, Collaboration and Management of e-Portfolios A unique feature of EdCube is the e-Portfolio Workroom to plan, build and manage the development of e-Portfolios. When a teacher creates and issues a new e-Portfolio to their class, an online workroom is automatically published for the student.

30 Online Workroom The e-Portfolio Workroom provides a collaborative space for the student to: Publish and store discussion regarding the e- Portfolio Access comments and messages View the rubric uploaded by the teacher Access or upload documents in the e-Portfolio File Share Change the settings for the e-Portfolio Export the folio as a PDF, html or archive file to the school server

31 Change Workroom Settings The Workroom Setting Tool allows the leader to set the e-Portfolio status and permissions for the group. The thumbnail image for the e-Portfolio can be uploaded and when the work is completed it can submitted automatically for marking by the teacher.


33 Sharing Your e-Portfolios

34 Publishing Completed e-Portfolios When students have completed their e-Portfolio, they can do the following: Set the status to Published Submit their e-Portfolio for marking Export their e-Portfolio as a PDF, html file or as an archive to the school server.


36 EdCube Connect – Annual Licenses License TypeAnnual LicenseMonthly License Classroom License Launch Special $400 $350 $33 $30 Small Primary School License Launch Special $1500 $999 $125 $110 Primary School License Launch Special $2500 $1999 $208 $180 Secondary School License Launch Special $3500 $2999 $291 $260 P-12 School License Launch Special $4500 $3999 $375 $335

37 Installation and Support Service and InstallationCost (ex GST) Cost (inc GST) Virtual Installation on your school server (inc school data set-up) $1500$1100 Hosted installation (inc school data set-up) $500$550 Phone Support and Tutorials (5 hour block) $600$660


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