2 Learning Outcomes Participants will Understand- The purposes for, and different types of, portfolios.Examples of and uses for different items that might be included in a student portfolio.Components of a portfolio designed to assess student learning that results from a project.How to create an electronic portfolio using PowerPoint, and other document formats such as PDF, Web, Excel.
3 What is a PortfolioRick Stiggins (1994) defines a portfolio as a collection of student work that demonstrates achievement or improvement.Northwest Educational Regional Laboratory offers a similar definition:A purposeful collection of student work that illustrates effort, progress, and achievement.
4 Therefore, a Portfolio is: A collection of students’ work, which demonstrates their skills and accomplishments.It is more than just a group of projects and papers stored in folders.It is used to demonstrate students’ achievements in one subject area or across the curriculum.
5 Why an “electronic” Portfolio Sheingold (1992), “argues using technology to store student portfolios, can make their work portable, accessible, and more easily and widely distribute. We can also replay performance works anytime.”
6 Using ePortfoliosInformation is easily stored in a computers hard drive, floppy disk, CD, or other means.ePortfolios enhance computer and technology skills.Experienced gained:CreatingSelectingOrganizingEditingEvaluating the portfoliosStudents gain a sense of empowerment by displaying, sharing, and presenting their ePortfolios to teachers, parents, and the community.
7 Professional or Student State of Utah is piloting portfolios for preservice teachers.Portfolios may eventually be used for teachers in the re-licensure process.This class is focused on STUDENT portfolios, and specifically for assessment.
8 A Portfolio Should Include Learner goalsCurriculum standardsGuidelines for selecting materialsWork samplesTeacher feedbackSelf-reflectionCriteria for evaluating workProvided by the teacherexplicitly orimplicitly,or developed by students.
9 Assessment of ePortfolios Use rubrics to assess the quality of students work.a criteria-rating scale, allowing teachers to track student performance.Students are empowered with the knowledge of what is expected.Performance DescriptionChecklist of ArtifactsRubric
10 ePortfolio Design Title Card Table of Contents Information Cards Name of studentAge of studentSchool yearTeacherTable of ContentsInformation CardsContains the different sections or informationAlign with Curriculum Standards
11 Files Included in an ePortfolio TextDisplays student thinkingImagesConveys a message without wordsSoundShows oral communicationVideoShows presentations and performances
12 Basic Equipment for ePortfolios ComputerScannerDigital CameraComputer with multi-media capabilities. The more RAM the better.Color flatbed scanner.A digital camera allows for the capture of images of students on task and their work.Multimedia Programs: PowerPoint, FrontPage, Adobe PDF, Dreamweaver, Storyboard Live,Need to learn and understand how to use the software and equipment.Plan a flowchart or storyboard.Multimedia Software ProgramsWeb Authoring Systems
13 Types of Portfolios Working Display Assessment Contains documents students are currently working on or have recently completed.DisplayShowcase of the student’s best work.AssessmentDemonstrates that the student has met specific standards or learning outcomes.
15 Making ePortfolios Work for You Use of technology – What and how is media used? How is it supported?Logistics – What time, space, and resources are needed to collect and reflect on the work?Culture – What else in the school has to change for the portfolio to be valued andvaluable?
16 Five stages to Building an ePortfolio Stage 1 Defining the portfolioIdentify the purposeIdentify the standardsIdentify the audienceTeacher probably does this
17 Building an ePortfolio Stage 2 Developing the Working PortfolioSelect The software development toolsIdentify the storage and presentation mediumIdentify and collect the artifacts that meet the standardsMay be teacher OR student
18 Building an ePortfolio Stage 3 Reflecting on the PortfolioWrite reflective statements on each artifact and on achieving each standard.Elaborate on why the artifact was selected, its meaning, and value in the portfolio.Set learning goals for the future.Probably done by student
19 Building an ePortfolio Stage 4 Connecting the PortfolioOrganize the artifactsCreate navigational links between artifacts and standards, etc.Probably done by student
20 Building an ePortfolio Stage 5 Presenting the PortfolioShare the portfolio with the appropriate audience.Evaluate the portfolio with regard to its purpose.StudentStudent and Teacher
21 SummaryElectronic portfolios are a technology based form of authentic student based assessment. They are a collection of student work over a period of time.The benefits include clear set standards or expectations, quick access, easy storage and increased technology skills.
22 Now, Lets get to Work Develop an ePortfolio using PowerPoint. Include: Home pageGoals, philosophy, rubric, curriculum standards.8-10 slidesImages, text, soundLinks