This lesson's assignments:
- find and share examples of online student portfolios
- online readings & videos (see list)
- discussions/dialogue with peer or online group
- begin developing Implementation Plan
- weekly blog entry
: Introductions in designated Discussion areaIntroductions
Dialogue #1: Introduce yourself, where you teach, what subject(s) you
teach and/or what grade level? What is your prior experience with the
portfolio process --paper or electronic? what would you like to get out
of this course? What are your questions about electronic portfolios?
Share your blog address.
Similarities & Differences between social networks and electronic portfolios
#2: divide into two discussions-- those who use and those who don't use
social networking web tools. YES: Which social networks do you use?
What do you think are the similarities and differences between the
social networking processes and electronic portfolio processes, as you
currently understand them. NO: If you don't use social networks, why
not? What is your understanding of social networking?
#3: What are the differences between the two faces of e-portfolios?
What does Julie Hughes' statement mean: e-portfolios should be more a
conversation (2-way) than a presentation (1-way)? What are the benefits
of e-portfolios from process/product perspective? (Barnstable)
Intrinsic Motivation (TEDxASB talk + Dan Pink)
Discussion #4: Why are
you having students develop e-portfolios? How are you going to address
student motivation and ownership of their portfolios?)
Digital Tools for Collection/Digital Archive Development &
Classroom Management Tools (Storage Systems & using Mobile Devices)
(my ISTE conference workshop)
Implementation Plan Element:
Open GoogleDocs Electronic Portfolio Planning Worksheet
and save a copy so that you can edit it. (Googledocs File Menu->Make a copy...)
Step 1: Essential Conditions - Are you ready for ePortfolio Implementation?
the Essential Condition rubric (PDF Attachment) and do a brief
self-assessment about where you think your school/district rates on the
a brief note of the “evidence” you have to support that
self-assessment. If you are here with someone from your district,
complete the self-assessment together.
- How will the ratings impact on your plan for implementation? What can you do to improve the situation?
Reflection in blog - 3-5 paragraphs: write a blog entry that documents your learning
activities for this lesson. What did you learn from the reading, viewing
and discussions. (Optional, but recommended for non-credit