Thursday, May 20, 2010

E-Portfolios with Google Sites EDU

It has been generally acknowledged that e-portfolios are primarily developed for ongoing learning, showcase, and assessment and that one e-portfolio system does not fit all purposes. Full abstract below slide presentation ...

Abstract

It has been generally acknowledged that e-portfolios are primarily developed for ongoing learning, showcase, and assessment and that one e-portfolio system does not fit all purposes. If we are interested in the academic success and co-curricular accomplishments of our students through self-motivation, engagement, reflection, and ownership, then a learning portfolio nurtured over time has significant potential in being developed for life after graduation.

There are many e-portfolio tools and systems available, none of which provides the perfect solution to all institutional assessment and student learning needs. Google Sites for Education has only recently been considered for portfolio development but offers promising solutions to effectively build learning and showcase portfolios including artifact storage, privacy control, collaboration, reflection, and ownership. Although orientation, training, and ongoing support is strongly recommended, Google Sites is easy-to-use and provides built-in tools to insert evidence of extended learning from sources such as social media sites.


SUNY CIT 2010: E-portfolios for Learning – Google Sites for Education
Where: SUNY Plattsburgh, Yokum 201
When: Friday, May 28 9:15- 9:45 am

4 comments:

  1. How do you plan anyone to cooperate with you in such an evaluation?

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  2. Hi José,

    This is an abstract for a face-to-face conference presentation in Plattsburgh, NY. I will post presentation resources by mid June.

    Joe Fahs

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  3. I plan to use Google Sites to try to get my third grade students to create e-portfolios this coming school year... it will certainly be my jumping off point because my third graders have either autism or Down syndrome... Do you have input from other elementary educators on e-portfolios?

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  4. Hi Morgan,

    I am sorry for having missed your comment. Your plan to engage your special students is exciting and I am sure they will find creative ways to communicate their accomplishments.

    Although the focus of my presentation at SUNY CIT was on higher ed e-portfolios, the concepts certainly apply to elementary students. These resources may be of help:

    http://www.delicious.com/mpondu/eportfolios+k-8

    Helen Barrett's web site: http://electronicportfolios.org/ and blog: http://blog.helenbarrett.org/

    Dated but could be applied to e-portfolios: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-103797567/use-portfolios-students-autism.html

    If you have questions about using Google Sites for your student e-portfolios, let me know!

    Joe

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