Updating Literature Review and Tools

posted May 9, 2009, 12:24 PM by Helen Barrett   [ updated May 9, 2009, 12:37 PM ]
Today, I copied and updated excerpts from my White Paper: Researching Electronic Portfolios and Learner Engagement (PDF), created initially for The REFLECT Initiative and adapted for a paper published in IRA's Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, March 2007. Part of the excerpts went into the page on Why Reflect? (the literature review on reflection for learning). Another part of the paper had a discussion of blogging and digital storytelling, primarily within the context of engagement for learning, which I inserted into the Tools page. There is a lot more that can be added in both of those sections, but I think I have the major authors cited for the literature review.

I also added a link to a great teacher blog entry on using VoiceThread for ePortfolio, under the Elementary Schools page. There is a lot more here to explore, since I think digital storytelling/podcasts/multimedia are great mediums for reflection. The two examples linked into that teacher's blog page are authentic examples of 5th graders reflecting on their work for student-led conferences. The second example has audio feedback from her parent on several of the pages. This is a good example of both reflection and feedback, using a Web 2.0 tool.