The following workshop is scheduled at the ISTE Conference on June 25, 2011, 12:30-3:30 PM in Philadelphia. Register through ISTE Website. Description below.
Slides: Iste mobile2011
Questionnaire for Participants
Apps that may be explored (and installed before workshop):
Title: Hands-on mPortfolio Development with iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Bring your mobile device (iOS or Android) to explore mPortfolio development. Create/upload artifacts (text, images, audio, video). Download free apps for blogging, GoogleApps, Mahara, others.
- Participants will be introduced to developmental levels of ePortfolio development:
Level 1. portfolio as storage (collection of artifacts)
Level 2. portfolio as workspace (collection plus reflection/metacognition, organized chronologically)
Level 3. portfolio as showcase (selection, summative reflection and presentation, organized thematically--by outcomes/goals/standards)
- Participants will see how mobile devices can be used at different levels:
Level 1. Create and upload text, images, audio, video
Level 2. Use blogging apps for reflection and feedback (formative assessment)
Level 3. Edit online portfolio for showcase/summative assessment
A Google Site has been established that will be used to share links to specific apps that can be downloaded.
Introduction to three developmental levels of ePortfolio Development and balancing the two faces of ePortfolios (process/product, workspace/showcase, conversation/presentation)(30 minutes)
Introduction the benefits of using mobile devices for ePortfolio development (10 minutes)
Creating and Editing GoogleDocs with your mobile device (20 minutes)
Creating/uploading images/audio/video with your mobile device (60 minutes)
Blogging with your mobile device (30 minutes)
ePortfolio-specific apps available (Mahara, GoogleApps, PebblePad, etc.) (20 minutes)
Q & A (10 minutes)
There is a lot of discussion focused on the use
of mobile devices to develop ePortfolios. Mobile devices allow immediacy of
access, which may let students slow down to reflect within the context and time
of a learning experience... Not at a time removed when memory is less fresh. In
the near future we may have opportunities to implement these strategies with
emerging tools, such as iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone devices, Android tablets,
including the XO-3, become affordable and available in schools.
I've also been
communicating with educators from Egypt to Brazil, and because of the lack of
connectivity, I often write to them about implementing ePortfolios with tools
we were using in the late 90s. (I read a recent report about the high cost of
Internet access in developing countries compared to average monthly income.)
But worldwide, the universal connectivity tool is the cell phone. My
granddaughter updates her Facebook status here in the U.S. from her cell phone
(not a smart phone). In this workshop, We will explore connectivity from cell phones
with online generic tools used to develop ePortfolios, such as GoogleApps and
WordPress. I know it is possible with smartphone apps, but most of the
developing world is using SMS. I have been collecting iPhone Portfolio apps.
So, I will demonstrate the application of mobile devices and their integration
across the ePortfolio process.
we can best use mobile devices in the Workspace portfolio, to capture learning
and reflect contemporaneously (in the middle of the learning process).
Depending on the authoring tools used to construct the presentation, the user
may need a regular computer.
The accompanying website will focus on research being conducted in the U.S. and the U.K. on using iOS, Android and cell phones to implement mPortfolios:
Websites and Apps to support Workspace functions of ePortfolio Development
iOS Dedicated Portfolio Apps to support Workspace functions of ePortfolio Development
Apps and/or websites to Create/Edit Text Documents
Apps and/or websites for Audio recording/editing:
Apps and/or websites for Creating/Editing Videos
Editing Web 2.0 Websites with Mobile Devices-iOS
Example of using a Mobile Device to develop a Showcase/Presentation Portfolio