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ePortfolios with GoogleApps

ePortfolios with GoogleApps
This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios. Are you a K-12 educator wanting to use Google products with your students? See the following Google Websites: See these Pros and Cons of "public" accounts vs. Google Tools for Schools (a clearinghouse of Google resources to support Google Boot Camp workshops) Here are a few great blog posts about a school implementing GoogleApps: There is also a Google Group on developing electronic portfolios in K-12 using Google Apps:* Group name: Using Google Apps for ePortfolios in K-12 Education* Group home page: Group email address k12eportfolios@googlegroups.comI am hoping that other K-12 educators can join the group, and share their experiences developing ePortfolios with these free online tools. Related:  E-portfolioTEACHING RESOURCESePortfolios and Personal Archives

K-12 ePortfolios with GoogleApps This is the workspace for training on Implementing E-Portfolios in K-12 Schools with Google Apps, developed by Dr. Helen Barrett. Use the pull-down menus (above) for the important links in this Google Site: Information - the overview of the entire course, all assignments and topicsLessons - an overview of the lessons, followed by detailed plans for each onePlanning - a summary of the major components of the implementation plan, followed by details of each component.Resources - all the resources we will use in the class, including Tools we will use, and links to ReadingsTools - a variety of digital tools that can be used for ePortfolio development.Reflection - a variety of resources on reflection instaGrok: The Search Engine Made Just For Education Oh sure, Google’s great and all…until you realize it’s not perfect. Google is designed for everyone on the planet. But what if Google was totally rebuilt with education in mind? It’d probably look exactly like instaGrok . InstaGrok is a discovery and learning engine that’s captured my attention for the past week or so. After putting it through it’s paces, I’m happy to endorse it and encourage you to give it a whirl. Without going into too much detail, instaGrok basically lets you punch in any search term (I’d recommend using a subject matter or item you’re learning about) and get a neatly formatted and interactive experience as search results. The Killer Feature(s) The killer feature to me is not the fun interactive ‘related terms’ web or the websites and images that pop up with each search. What It Looks Like Below are a couple images that show you some sample searches I conducted. Prediction : Google will buy instaGrok in under one year. Search For ‘ Math ‘ Click to enlarge

Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson This post first appeared on Daily Genius. Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What do we mean by Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. Too often, the focus lies more on gathering lots of content in a single location and publishing to the web. Collect First, students and teachers need to collect artifacts that demonstrate student learning. Curate Through the digital portfolio creation process, students and teachers need to make decisions about which artifacts they will include in their portfolios. Does this artifact demonstrate growth? Reflect Publish Shared Folder Google Slides

Features What makes Mahara different from other ePortfolio systems is that you control which items and what information (artefacts) within your portfolio other users see. In order to facilitate this access control, all artefacts you wish to show to other users need to be bundled up and placed onto a page. You can have as many pages as you like, each with a different collection of artefacts, and intended purpose and audience. Your audience, or the people you wish to give access to your page, can be added as individuals or as a member of a group or community. ePortfolio owners create pages using a 4-step process, and page have the following features:

Balancing the Two Faces of E-Portfolios Printable version of this paper (PDF - 2 MB) Helen C. Barrett Figure 1. Learning Objectives After completing this chapter, you should be able to: · Explain the two major purposes for developing e-portfolios in education · Outline how to balance both process and product to enhance learner engagement with the e-portfolio process · Understand how students’ experiences with social networking can contribute to their engagement with e-portfolio development · Understand the role of intrinsic motivation in the e-portfolio development process · Outline a developmental process to implement e-portfolios through three levels: 1. 2. 3. This chapter focuses on these two major purposes for developing e-portfolios, and how to balance both approaches to enhance learner engagement with the e-portfolio process. U. In 2010, the United States Department of Education has published a National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), where there are two references to electronic portfolios; in the section on Learning:

Portfolio del docente by Stefania Quattrocchi on Prezi 25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes Colleges, universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach.

5 Tips to Getting Started with ePortfolios Watch out standardized testing. ePortfolios are making a comeback. Finally! Want to join the fun where students get to show what they know with authentic work highlighting their best pieces at certain points in time? Great! This roundup will help you get started. 1) Choose a platform 2) Find resources to support this work 3) Understand the process and productSilvia Tolisano took a look at Barrett’s work and noticed that she explains it is a combination of process and product. Tolisano also put together this great visual based on the Portfolio Prompts from tech coach and former elementary school teacher Chrissy Hellyer. 4) Know what makes portfolios powerful 5) Know the difference Tolisano put together a side by side comparison of traditional learning assessment and portfolio assessment. Which do you think tells a better picture of learning? Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

12 Important Trends in the ePortfolio Industry for Education and for Learning ePortfolio Vendors Comment on Their Market: Summary of Interview Findings Extensive interviews with 14 ePortfolio vendors revealed key directions and interesting developments in that industry. Below are the 12 most notable findings. 1New companies. New companies are entering the market. In this list are three companies I have not talked with before: SchoolChapters, Bedford/St. 2Larger scale implementations. 3Greater sophistication on campus. 4Selling to individuals. 5More mobility. 6Tenuous international markets. 7A maturing K-12 sector. 8Corporate market interest. 9Alternate certification of learning. 10The merging of LMS and ePortfolio technologies. 11Market segmentation. 12The move to Web 2.0 native architectures. ePortfolios, at least the learner-focused modules or applications, do not in theory need to be tethered to an educational institution. ePortfolios as learning-enablers may come into their own when they become consumer applications marketed to the larger general market.

How to add a Menu Bar to Blogger ... with Drop Downs This is part 8 of our 10-part series on Designing in Blogger. Many have said it isn’t possible .. but I beg to differ! I’ve heard it time and time again … “You can’t add drop downs to Blogger!”. Well … I don’t like the word can’t. Absolutely … you CAN add drop downs to your menu bar in Blogger. Now … just so you’re prepared … we are going to need to get a little creative with some code. The first menu bar is the standard Pages widget from Blogger. Note … before you try to tackle setting up your menu bar, I highly recommend you already have a basic understanding of how to write and use code. Ready to learn to add a menu bar to your site? Related Tutorials on Designing in Blogger: Support: Do you have any questions or comments? Additional Member Resources: For members … I’ve created a Blogger Design Cheat Sheet to help you once we get in to the HTML design template. Looking forward to working with you to design something AWESOME! Ro Little Wife.Mom to 3 crazy kids.Blogger.Designer.

Google sites, i trucchi - La chiave nel pozzo Cliccate su altro->modifica layout sito e, nella nuova schermata, cliccate sul nome del sito. Nella finestra che si aprirà, mettete la spunta su "Logo personalizzato" e poi, da "Sfoglia", caricate il vostro logo e stabilite le altre impostazioni in base alle vostre preferenze. Date l'ok e poi andate in menu`->gestisci sito->generale e togliete la spunta a "Mostra il nome del sito nella parte superiore delle pagine". Un altro metodo e` quello di inserire un'immagine nell'intestazione del sito. Messaggio all'apertura del sito: Volete inserire un messaggio di benvenuto, o un avviso che i visitatori possano leggere all'ingresso del sito? Leggi anche: Finestra di avviso (alert) Come cambiare la collocazione delle caselle della navigazione orizzontale: Le caselle (o voci) della navigazione orizzontale possono essere collocate a destra, al centro, o a sinistra rispetto alla pagina. Contenuti Come inserire contenuti direttamente nell'HTML di una pagina: Come caricare un file: IMPORTANTE!

20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers Edudemic often features posts providing a list of top resources for a particular category. Recently, the site posted the names of the LAUNCHedu finalists chosen by the SXSWedu® Conference, offering even more resources for the Edudemic staff to consider! On March 7, 2012, they will choose winners after a full day of presentations by the finalists. There are so many sites and programs on the Internet already, but this competition just goes to show that the need for educational resources is still great. I thought and pondered, considered and reconsidered, and researched and revised a list in my head this week. First, however, I created a wordle using some of the lists the editors have created recently. I divided my resources into categories, based on my interests as a teacher. Devices iPad – The iPad provides access to e-texts and incredible educational apps. Resources for Lesson Planning Classroom Resources Learning Management Systems Cloud Resources What about you?