HOW TO

Create Your Own Electronic Portfolio

based on the "5-by-5 Model" of Electronic Portfolio Development
©2000, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.

Below are the stages in developing an electronic portfolio, as explained more fully in an article entitled, "Electronic Portfolios = Multimedia Development + Portfolio Development: The Electronic Portfolio Development Process".  Following each stage are the strategies that can be used, based on the level of difficulty of the tools identified, which are based on the competency level of the portfolio developer.  Select the link to the appropriate tool to read further instructions on how to proceed.
I. Setting the Portfolio Context
II. The Working Portfolio
III. The Reflective Portfolio
IV. The Connected Portfolio
V. The Presentation Portfolio

Tutorials in PDF format



 

Stage 1: Defining the Portfolio Goals and Context

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Development Software:
Word Processor
Development Software:
Database
PowerPoint
HyperStudio
Development & Publishing Software:
HTML using Netscape Composer (or other HTML authoring programs)
Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director

You will know you are ready for the next stage when:



 

Stage 2: The Working Portfolio

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Development Software:
Word Processor
Development Software:
Database
PowerPoint
HyperStudio
Publishing Software:
Adobe Acrobat & PDF Writer
Development & Publishing Software:
HTML using Netscape Composer (or other HTML authoring programs)
Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director

You will know you are ready for the next stage when:



 

Stage 3: The Reflective Portfolio

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Development Software:
Word Processor
Development Software:
Database
PowerPoint
HyperStudio
Development & Publishing Software:
HTML using Netscape Composer (or other HTML authoring programs)
Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director

You will know you are ready for the next stage when:



 

Stage 4: The Connected Portfolio


Organize the digital artifacts. Select software that allows the creation of hypermedia links between goals, student work samples, rubrics, and assessment.
Identify patterns through the "linking" process.

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Development Software: HyperStudio Publishing Software:
Adobe Acrobat
 Development & Publishing Software:
HTML using Netscape Composer 

PowerPoint

Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director

You will know you are ready for the next stage when:




 

Stage 5: The Presentation Portfolio

 
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Publishing Tools:
Zip Disk or Floppy Diskette or Hard Drive or Server
Publishing Tools:
Videotape
Publishing Tools:
CD-ROM
Publishing Tools:
WWW Server
Publishing Tools:
Streaming Server


 

Evaluate the Electronic Portfolio