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1 The ePortfolio and Student Evaluation A training presentation by: Amy Cannady Robin Drewry Bonnie Hicks

2 Purpose of This Presentation  Demonstrate the implementation of an ePortfolio in the classroom for student evaluation  Evaluate individual student work or group projects  Provide resources and support for procedures and technology used in the ePortfolio 2ePortfolio Training Presentation

3 Why use an ePortfolio?  Students learn to:  collect materials for a project in one central location  present their assignments in an organized, logical manner  further their use of technology in the learning process 3ePortfolio Training Presentation

4 Why use an ePortfolio?...  Students enjoy using interactive materials  The ePortfolio provides the teacher with an alternative evaluation tool when compared to traditional methods 4ePortfolio Training Presentation ** click button during slideshow or right- click when viewing individual frames

5 Basic outline of the ePortfolio… Part 1  Title slide should be the first and include:  Title of the project  Name(s) of student or students contributing to the project  Other information required by teacher  Name of class  Class section or period, and date 5ePortfolio Training Presentation

6 Basic outline of the ePortfolio… Part 2  Introduction slide  Briefly state purpose of ePortfolio – what the project was about  Links to a page in project folder with greater detail describing the purpose of the project  May include a picture of the student(s) who produced the project 6ePortfolio Training Presentation

7 Basic outline of the ePortfolio… Part 3  Body of work  Slides list all work contained in the project folder  Possible outline with links to various sections of the project  Links to any multimedia included in the project - stress all files stay in the project folder 7ePortfolio Training Presentation

8 Basic outline of the ePortfolio… Part 4  Credits  Students should list all references used for developing ePortfolio - i.e. clipart from Microsoft Office, photographs by “student name”, music from, etc.  List all participating students 8ePortfolio Training Presentation

9 Getting Started  These various tools may be used….  Computers  Internet Websites  Intranet Local Storage  Scanner (optional)  Microphone (if narration is included)  Blank CD or Flash Drive 9ePortfolio Training Presentation

10 Getting Started  What software will be used?  PowerPoint  Audacity  Word  Photoshop  Other 10ePortfolio Training Presentation

11 Getting Started  What skills should the students know or be instructed on?  Presentation software (PowerPoint)  Use of audio files (Audacity)  Word processing (Word)  Accessing student file storage on the Intranet (S-drive) 11ePortfolio Training Presentation

12 Putting the ePortfolio together…  Students collect all assignments for project in one folder  Once project folder is named, do not change the name 12ePortfolio Training Presentation

13 Putting the ePortfolio together…  Students decide on layout and design of slides in PowerPoint  Keep it simple  Use the same slide design throughout the portfolio  Use dark text on a light background  Use light text on a dark background 13ePortfolio Training Presentation

14 Putting the ePortfolio together… KKeep animations to a minimum AAvoid putting too much on one page SSummarize,6-8 lines per slide UUse text size 32 or larger for easy viewing ePortfolio Training Presentation14

15 Putting the ePortfolio together…  Create hyperlinks to assignments located in project folder.  Students should test their links  Leave all assignments in project folder - anything moved from that folder will break its hyperlink. 15ePortfolio Training Presentation

16 Putting the ePortfolio together…  Adding pictures or clip art as hyperlink within slides  Use copy of photo or clip art used in original project as hyperlink within folder  Adds visual interest to ePortfolio when presenting to their peers 16ePortfolio Training Presentation

17 Putting the ePortfolio together…  New clip art may be found in a variety of places.  Microsoft Office clipart library  Google clipart  Narration or music may be added for additional interest 17ePortfolio Training Presentation

18 Resources…  To ensure success implementing the ePortfolio to enhance your class feel free to contact:  Amy Cannady  Robin Drewry  Bonnie Hicks  We’ll be glad to schedule a time for additional help 18ePortfolio Training Presentation

19 Finishing…  How to burn the final ePortfolio to CD or flash drive 19ePortfolio Training Presentation

20 Credits:  Produced by:  Amy Cannady  Robin Drewry  Bonnie Hicks 20ePortfolio Training Presentation End of Presentation. Click Escape to Exit

21 Additional Instructions….  Save student work on the S-Drive.  Open My Network Places  Choose S-Drive  Select your teacher folder  Select appropriate class period folder  Create a student folder for each student or project group  Students save ALL their files to this one folder for the ePortfolio. Each folder must have a unique name that does not change. ePortfolio Training Presentation21 Back

22 Additional Instructions….  How to Hyperlink  Go to the top of the page and select Hyperlink under Insert- Links  Students must link their work to the ePortfolio. The best way to do this is to use the hyperlink feature in PowerPoint. It is used the same way you would use it in Word. Either select a word or phrase to link or create a button such as the one you used to get here. ePortfolio Training Presentation22 Continued...

23 Additional Instructions….  Find the source you would like to link to – in the student’s folder on the S-drive.  Check the link by either right clicking on the linked item in Powerpoint and selecting “Open Link” or select the Slide Show icon to test the link in your show. Point to the button or word that is linked and you should see a hand pointing ePortfolio Training Presentation23 Cont.Continued...

24 Additional Instructions….  Students may link to sites on the web in addition to files already stored in their student folder. The same procedure is followed except that they would “browse the web” in the hyperlink window to find their source. ePortfolio Training Presentation24 Back

25 Additional Instructions….  How to add Clip Art  Decide if you will use pictures or clip art, don’t mix styles.  Under the “Insert” tab select the type of media you will insert. For clip art you will be given choices in the right hand column of places to look for clip art. For pictures, search the web or use pictures already used in the project by going to the file that holds the picture and right clicking on it. ePortfolio Training Presentation25 Back

26 Additional Instructions….  Clip Art Office Online is one source for clipart. Look at the bottom of the right hand column in PowerPoint after selecting clipart under the “Insert” tab. You may also go to Google Images to find clipart. There are many sources that can be used.Google Images ePortfolio Training Presentation26 Back

27 Additional Instructions….  How to add narration to your ePortfolio  You will need a microphone and sound editing software.  Go to and download their free sound editing  Record the narration.  Use Audacity to convert your sound files from wav to mp3  Use Insert Sound feature of PowerPoint ePortfolio Training Presentation27 Continued...

28 Additional Instructions….  How to add Music to your ePortfolio  There are a number of sources from which you can import sound files. FreePlayMusic is one source. (Please consider copyright laws before using someone’s music)FreePlayMusic  Download the file to be used (mp3 if possible)to the same folder that contains the PPT file.  Use Insert Sound feature of PowerPoint-select Sound From File  Feel free to ask for help with this!! ePortfolio Training Presentation28 Back

29 Additional Instructions….  Burn to CD or save to a flash drive.  Make sure all the files used in the project are in the same folder with the PowerPoint file. Be sure not to change the names of any of the files that have been linked to the presentation.  Go to PowerPoint’s main menu on the far left and select Publish, then Package for CD. Follow the instructions. ePortfolio Training Presentation29 Continued...

30 Additional Instructions….  If saving to a flash drive, simply drag the entire project folder to the flash drive. To save space you might want to zip the file. If so, right click the project folder, choose “send to” then compressed folder (zip). The zipped folder will show a zipper on the folder icon. When re-opening choose “Extract All Files.” ePortfolio Training Presentation30 Back

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