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1 McLaughlin Computer Consulting 183 Ramtown Greenville Road Howell, NJ 07731 732-513-8730 Brian@bmclaughlinonline.com NJ DOE Registered Provider # 5042 Creating and Maintaining Digital Portfolios

2 What is a Digital Portfolio? A selective, purposeful collection of work Documentation of abilities Can include varied media: Text Graphics Video/Sound

3 Why use a Digital Portfolio? Digital Portfolios are Accessible Digital Portfolios are Easy to Upgrade Digital Portfolios Use Multiple Media Digital Portfolios Promote Discussion Digital Portfolios are Portable

4 Why use a Digital Portfolio? Digital Portfolios are for Teachers Digital Portfolios are for Students

5 Creating a Digital Portfolio? Portfolios for Teachers Provide an Occasion for Reflection: On teaching goals On effectiveness of teaching strategies Offer a Means to: Document teaching achievement Promote better teaching

6 Creating a Digital Portfolio? Decide on areas to incorporate Dont include everything! Should include: A Statement of Teaching Philosophy A Summary of Roles & Responsibilities Samples of Products of Teaching MUST include self-assessments For Teachers

7 Selecting Portfolio Content Include a wide range of work samples Should include a variety of products: Lesson Plans Assignments Project Descriptions Student Work For Teachers

8 Selecting Portfolio Content Include Evidence of Professional Development Observation/Evaluation Reports MUST include Reflection: Self-Assessment Why and How You Teach For Teachers

9 Creating a Digital Portfolio? Decide on areas to assess Dont include everything! Should include products: Book Reports Essays Models Should include self-assessments For Students

10 Selecting Portfolio Content Need not be best work Include a wide range of work samples Should include a variety of products: Drafts Outlines Unfinished Versions For Students

11 Portfolio Organization Include: Table of Contents Date of Creation/Date of All Work Narrative on the Purpose Creator Comments/Reflections

12 Creation Tools MS Word MS PowerPoint HTML Creators MS FrontPage Dreamweaver Netscape Composer Adobe Acrobat

13 Creation Tools MS Word MS PowerPoint HTML Creators MS FrontPage Dreamweaver Netscape Composer Adobe Acrobat Save as a Web Page... Good Choice...

14 Advantages of Adobe Acrobat Web Accessible Cross Platform Multiple Applications Complete Editing Capability Size and Resolution Security - Password Protection

15 Disadvantages of Acrobat Size of Files Smaller than Word Larger than HTML Limited Creation Tools Cost - $160 for Full Professional Version

16 Creating and Maintaining Digital Portfolios Look at the Links Handout

17 McLaughlin Computer Consulting 183 Ramtown Greenville Road Howell, NJ 07731 732-513-8730 Brian@bmclaughlinonline.com NJ DOE Registered Provider # 5042 Creating and Maintaining Digital Portfolios


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