Electronic Portfolios for Students Ann Howden UEN Professional

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Electronic Portfolios for Students Ann Howden UEN Professional Development ahowden@media. utah. edu

Electronic Portfolios for Students Ann Howden UEN Professional Development [email protected] utah. edu

What is a Portfolio? p As defined by Paulson & Paulson in 1991, a

What is a Portfolio? p As defined by Paulson & Paulson in 1991, a portfolio tells a story. “ A portfolio is the story of knowing. Knowing about things. . . Knowing oneself. . . Knowing an audience. . . Portfolios are students’ own stories of what they know, why they believe they know it, and why others should be of the same opinion. A portfolio is opinion backed by fact. . . Students prove what they know with samples of their work. ”

Types of Portfolios Teaching Portfolio: Working Portfolio: This portfolio is used for pre-service teachers

Types of Portfolios Teaching Portfolio: Working Portfolio: This portfolio is used for pre-service teachers or for relicensure. It is a structured collection of teaching documentation with student samples. An intentional collection of work guided by specific learning objectives. Contains documents students are currently working on or have recently completed Display Portfolio: Assessment Portfolio: Showcase of a students’ best work demonstrating the highest level of achievement. Illustrates how a student has met specific standards and learning outcomes

What Should an Assessment Portfolio Include? p Learner goals n Curriculum standards, unit goals,

What Should an Assessment Portfolio Include? p Learner goals n Curriculum standards, unit goals, essential questions Guidelines for selecting materials p Artifacts p Teacher feedback p Self-reflection p Criteria for evaluating work p These items may be provided by the teacher, the student, or both.

What is an Electronic Portfolio? p As defined by Helen Barrett (The guru of

What is an Electronic Portfolio? p As defined by Helen Barrett (The guru of e- an eportfolio uses electronic technologies to allow teachers and students to collect and organize portfolio artifacts in many media types. portfolios)

Why use an e. Portfolio with Students? p p p Information is easily stored

Why use an e. Portfolio with Students? p p p Information is easily stored in a computer’s hard drive, CD, Jump drive or other storage device. Creation of e. Portfolios enhances computer and technology skills. Students gain experience with crucial thinking skills and can used technology to create, select, organize, edit, and evaluate their work Students gain a sense of empowerment by displaying, sharing, and presenting their e. Portfolio’s to teachers, parents, and the community.

Files to Include in an e. Portfolio p Text File n Displays student thinking

Files to Include in an e. Portfolio p Text File n Displays student thinking p Image n Conveys a message without words Sound n Shows oral communication skills (or represents a student interest or project) Video n Displays student presentations and performances p p

Basic Equipment for an e. Portfolio Scanner Computer Multimedia Software programs Digital Camera

Basic Equipment for an e. Portfolio Scanner Computer Multimedia Software programs Digital Camera

Examples of e. Portfolios p Helen Barrett’s website: n p Elementary and High School

Examples of e. Portfolios p Helen Barrett’s website: n p Elementary and High School Video Examples: n p http: //www. ideasconsulting. com 5 th and 7 th grade examples: n p http: //electronicportfolios. com/portfolios. html http: //essdack. org/port/examples. html Jared Covili’s IDET portfolio: n http: //home. utah. edu/~jjc 03270

Stages in e. Portfolio Development (As defined by Helen Barrett) Stage One: Define context

Stages in e. Portfolio Development (As defined by Helen Barrett) Stage One: Define context and goals p Stage Two: Collect artifacts and design p Stage Three: Select specific artifacts and reflect p Stage Four: Organize artifacts and finalize portfolio p Stage Five: Package portfolio and present to appropriate audience p

e. Portfolio Design (Using Power. Point) p Title Slide n p Include student name,

e. Portfolio Design (Using Power. Point) p Title Slide n p Include student name, age, school year, and teacher Table of Contents Slide n Identify important components of the portfolio p Information Slides n n n Incorporates student and teacher reflection for each artifact Include connections to curriculum standards and core objectives Directly correlates to the Table of Contents

Assessment of e. Portfolios p A rubric is the best and most accurate tool

Assessment of e. Portfolios p A rubric is the best and most accurate tool to effectively evaluate a student portfolio n n p Teachers can track student performance Students know from the beginning what is expected Design a simple rubric using the tool from www. uen. org

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage One p Define the Portfolio: n

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage One p Define the Portfolio: n Identify: Purpose p Goals and standards p Resources p Technical skills p Audience p p This aspect of Portfolio development is usually completed by the teacher.

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Two p Collect, Interject, Design, and

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Two p Collect, Interject, Design, and Plan the Portfolio n Select the software to use p n p Identify storage and presentation mediums Identify and collect artifacts Can be completed by the teacher and/or the student

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Three p Reflection n p Select

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Three p Reflection n p Select artifacts Write relfective statements (elaborate if necessary) Set future learning goals Completed by the student

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Four p The Connected Portfolio n

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Four p The Connected Portfolio n n n Organize artifacts Create navigation links between artifacts and standards Final review and editing p p Share with appropriate audiences for feedback Completed by the student

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Five p The Presentation Portfolio n

Five Stages to Building an e. Portfolio: Stage Five p The Presentation Portfolio n Share portfolio with appropriate audience p n Completed by the student Evaluate the portfolio with regards to its purpose p Completed by the teacher with student input and feedback

What is an Artifact? An artifact can be: • Papers or projects of significance

What is an Artifact? An artifact can be: • Papers or projects of significance • Evaluations from assignments or projects • Recognitions and awards • Writing samples (with reflection) • Stories or journal entries • Photos, drawings, home movies • Any “electronic” evidence

Now that you’ve got the basics, lets get started! p Your task is to

Now that you’ve got the basics, lets get started! p Your task is to develop an e. Portfolio using Power. Point. As part of this portfolio, you must include: n Title/Introductory slide p n Table of Contents slide p n Outlines the purpose and goals of the portfolio as well as the core objectives being met The connecting slide to all of the artifacts, reflections, and curriculum standards Information slides p Include artifacts, reflections, links, teacher evaluations, etc.

Electronic Portfolios for Students Ann Howden UEN Professional Development ahowden@media. utah. edu

Electronic Portfolios for Students Ann Howden UEN Professional Development [email protected] utah. edu