Learning e portfolios

Kamo High School has introduced digital learning e-portfolios to assist in the development of digital fluency skills for students and to establish digital connections between students, teachers, parents, caregivers and whānau. The goal is to reinforce traditional reporting methods with a focus on the student’s learning progressions and how these relate to future studies, subject choices and career pathways.

The learning e-portfolio system is designed to offer a window of visibility into a student’s digital learning journey from Year 9 to 13 and relies on student self-management to create, upload and share content. The learning e-portfolio system enables teachers to provide feedback and feed forward to support the student’s learning journey in a more frequent and effective manner.

The learning e-portfolio platform uses a combination of the New Google Sites, Doc's and Classroom all of which are part of Google Apps for Education, more commonly known as G Suite. Every student has an e portfolio Google site and is encouraged to share with parents, caregivers and Whānau.

GAINING ACCESS TO VIEW A STUDENTS LEARNING E-PORTFOLIO

The only way a student can share their learning e-portfolio site with an email address that does not end in @gmail.com is to “publish” their learning e-portfolio site and change the publishing setting to:

STUDENT LEARNING E-PORTFOLIO EDITING RIGHTS

Students can invite anyone to view or edit their learning e-portfolio site using gmail. You can sign in with an existing gmail account or create a free Google account. Gmail is a requirement to have the ability to edit or add comments to a student e-portfolio. We recommend this procedure as being the best option as it allows students to lock down their e-portfolio site “Draft” and “Publish” permissions to specific people only.

GAINING ACCESS TO EDIT WEEKLY REFLECTIONS IN GOOGLE DOCS

Most teacher’s weekly reflections are being managed in Google Classroom and are embedded into the students e-portfolio site by using a “google doc” managed by the student. If you require permission to access the weekly reflections and comments "google doc" for different subject areas in a student’s e-portfolio, permission must be given by the student. To achieve this, just click the “request access” button when required. The student will receive an email alert and will update permissions on the relevant documents to let you view, edit and add your comments.

If you have any questions about e portfolios please contact:

alex.wallace@kamohigh.school.nz