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Great Tips and Tools to Create Digital e-Portfolio

Electronic portfolios are among the most important tools in your digital kit as a teacher . In its basic definition, an educational e-portfolio is a digital collection of student work that evidences mastery of a set of skills, applied knowledge, and attitudes. The notion of  portfolios has a long history in education but it is only with the revolution of web 2.0 technologies that digital eportfolios spawned the educational landscape making it way easier   to build, maintain, share  and  archive student learning in digital forms.


Portfolio Types

According to Teacher vision, portfolios can be divided into two groups :
     
P             "Process oriented
Process oriented portfolios tell a story about the growth of a learner. They document the processes of learning and creating, including earlier drafts, reflections on the process, and obstacles encountered along the way. They may be organized into skill areas or themes, yet each contains a student's work from the beginning, middle, and end of a learning unit. For example, there may be three drafts of a short story: a preliminary draft, a reworked draft reflecting teacher and peer feedback, and a final draft. The student can comment on the ways one is better than the other. In this manner, the artifacts can be compared providing evidence about how the student's skills have improved. In any number of ways, in writing or perhaps during a parent-teacher conference, the student would reflect on the learning process: identifying how skills have changed, celebrating accomplishments, and establishing present and future challenges.

2                 Product oriented
Product oriented portfolios are collections of work a student considers his or her best. The aim is to document and reflect on the quality and range of accomplishments rather than the process that produced them. It generally requires a student to collect all of her work until the end, at which time she must choose artifacts that represent work of the highest quality."

 Web Tools to Create e-portfolios


Here some of the best web tools to help you create e-portfolios:

1    1-   Evernote



This is my favourite and I must admit that I consider it the best of them all. 





   


22- Googlesite


 Google Sites provides a free application for creating your own web site. It is also an effective platform for creating and hosting your e-portfolios check out this guide to learn how to create an e-portfolio using Google site








It allows users to create multimedia slideshows using images, documents, and videos. Other users can then comment using text, audio, or video.






4    4-  Weebly


Weebly is  a platform to create free websites or blogs using a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface.



5    5- Mahara


This is an open-source e-portfolio system created by New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Commission’s e-learning Collaborative Development Fund.




iPad apps to create e-portfolios

Here is a list of the top 5 iPad apps you can use to create digital portfolios on the go. Check them out HERE.


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