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.
two groups :
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.
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
best web tools to help you create e-portfolios:
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
images, documents, and videos. Other users can then comment using text, audio,
create free websites or blogs using a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface.
system created by New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Commission’s e-learning
Collaborative Development Fund.
portfolios on the go. Check them out HERE.
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