Student Examples - High School Student 1, High School Student 2, Middle School Student 1, Middle School 2,
Examples of Portfolio's using Digital Storytelling
For detailed instructions as to how to create student portfolio's go to:
http://sites.google.com/site/eportfolios/How-To-Create-ePortfolios-with-GoogleApps or for more portfolio links click here.
Video Tutorial on How to Create an ePortfolio with Google Sites, created by Nick Delzotto, Hawaii Tokai International College
Eportfolio info taken from http://sites.google.com/site/pimarsc/Home/eportfolios According to Dr. Helen Barrett, "A portfolio is often defined as "a purposeful collection of student [or teacher] work that illustrates efforts, progress, and achievement in one or more areas over time." Link
All offer an opportunity for any stage of learner to have a place to house, showcase and reflect on their work. The characteristics of an ePortfolio's potential that draw me are that they are or represent evidence of:
Considerations: Breaking it Down
Google Sites & Google Docs
PBWorks or Wikispaces (note: easy to keep backups)
Blog sites: WordPress, Blogspot, Blogger, etc.
Helen Barrett has been researching ePortfolios since 1991 and is the ISTE expert on the process of developing a quality and effective ePortfolio. She runs discussion groups and speaks on the subject all over the world. I include her as my primary source because her cannon of work is the most extensive.
Keynote speech in Hong Kong Conference on ePortfolios, March 2007
These presentations breakdown into: Introduction, Literature, Stages of Development
Electronic Portfolio Development from Apple Distinguished Educator Expert Showcase
How-to create an ePortfolio with Google Sites
Other Resource Pages
Diane Krause's Wikispace that breaks down ePortfolio into Rational, Applications, Tools, and things to spiff up a site.
Digital Portfolios Made Easy - provides templates and examples
Programs and Systems for Creating ePortfolios (many work with existing student management systems)
Open Source Portfolio (OSP) - through Sakai and free
ISTE Templates for ePortfolios based on 21st Century standards
Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School ePortfolio project instructions, format and evaluation