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- Level 1 Portfolio (Storage)

Introduction by Dr. Barrett

In this lesson, we will focus on the development and storage of digital artifacts that will provide the examples or demonstrations of learning. These artifacts should be the outcome of effective integration of technology throughout the learning process. You will begin to explore the different Google tools that are available to implement electronic portfolios. As part of the planning process, you will identify the different stakeholders in the portfolio development process, and begin to develop a communication plan for introducing electronic portfolios to each group.

Learning Objectives: You will
  • create a plan for adopting GoogleDocs as a system for managing a digital archive of work.

  • explore the variety of online portfolio strategies (match your technology competency, tools, cost, etc.)

  •   explore basics about using GoogleDocs, including sharing, comments/feedback
Supplemental Readings
This lesson's assignments: (Outputs)
  • consider where to establish online storage site and upload files
  • discuss different online services
  • discuss online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
  • Implementation Plan Activity
  • explore using GoogleDocs as online storage site and upload files
  • explore basics about using GoogleDocs, including sharing, comments/feedback
  • discuss online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
Discussion #1. Collection/Digital Archive Development - Capturing the Moment - Integrating Technology into Instruction
Discussion #2: what tools can we use to meet the needs of the different processes?

Implementation Plan Activity:
Step 4: Stakeholders - Who is involved and how will you introduce them to ePortfolios?
Identify Stakeholders in Portfolio Implementation Process and Develop Initial Communication Plan for each stakeholder group

Step 5.1: Plan for Level 1 implementation: ePortfolios as Storage (how will artifacts be created, how will they be stored in GoogleDocs?)

Portfolio Activity
Explore using GoogleDocs as online systems that can be used to create electronic portfolios. Establish online account with GoogleDocs.

Reflection Prompt: Reflection: CREDIT participants, write a blog entry that documents your learning activities for this lesson. What did you learn from the reading, viewing and discussions. (Optional, but recommended for non-credit participants)