Lessons

Schedule


 Lesson Objectives  Assignments
 1

GETTING STARTED
- explore the multiple purposes and processes for creating professional electronic portfolios - explore the variety of online resources available to construct an online portfolio
- set up (or adapt) blog as reflective journal
  • find and share examples of online portfolios - discuss previous portfolio experiences
  • online readings (see list) - weekly blog entry
 2

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
PURPOSE
- describe your purposes for creating an e-portfolio
- review different examples of online portfolios
- discuss differences in content and structure of academic vs. marketing/showcase vs. assessment portfolio
PROCESS
-  review portfolio development process and how technology supports each element
  • establish online account with Google Apps 
  • explore online storage with GoogleApps and upload files to GoogleDocs - online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
 3  COLLECTION/ARCHIVING
- Level 1 Portfolio (Storage)
- create a system for managing a digital archive of work using GoogleDocs TOOLS - GoogleApps
  • Explore basics about using GoogleDocs, including sharing, comments/feedback
  • online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
 4 REFLECTION/STORYTELLING
- Level 2 Portfolio (Collaboration & Feedback)
Reflection Cycle, Digital Tools and Strategies to support Reflection
- reflect on the role of reflection in the learning process
- reflect on how e-portfolios can support reflection
explore a variety of strategies to support reflection and feedback
- select age-appropriate scaffolding for reflection
Managing Learning Portfolios as blogs
  • Explore basics of using Blogger OR Google Sites Announcement Page Type
  • Explore how to create an environment to support students creating reflective journals (blogging).
  • online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
 
5
SELECTION/HYPERLINKING/PRESENTATION
- Level 3 Portfolio (Presentation + Direction/Goal Setting)
- hyperlink specific assignments to categories and write a rationale for selection (reflection)
- determine categories for organizing portfolio
- set goals for future: learning, career, life
- discuss portfolio careers, creating online brand
Managing Presentation Portfolios with Google Sites
  • Explore how to set up Google Sites to manage portfolio development
  • Setting up a template for students to use
  • online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
6

FORMATIVE & SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION
- Review rubrics for evaluating electronic portfolios
  • online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
 7 Managing IMAGES in Google Apps with PicasaWeb Albums, Aviary Tools
Managing VIDEO in Google Apps with YouTube and Google Docs
  • Set up Picasa WebAlbums, upload images, edit images with Aviary tools.
  • Upload video to GoogleDocs and/or YouTube
  • Embed videos into Google Sites or blog
  • online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
 8 Add-ons to GoogleApps to support portfolio development: Teacher Dashboard, Aviary, others

  • Explore Teacher Dashboard and other tools available through Google Marketplace
  • online readings (see list)
  • weekly blog entry
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 Special Topics