Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators / Edition 2

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A systematic approach toward creating a compelling electronic portfolio

New to the Second Edition

  • Expands coverage on planning and managing the development of an e-portfolio
  • Addresses the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
  • Presents new content on integrating Power Point with the Internet, as well as other applications
  • Incorporates “Questions to Guide E-Portfolio Preparation” at the end of each chapter
  • Provides notes on using Power Point 2007
  • Focuses on the future of e-portfolios in a revised chapter
  • Includes a troubleshooting section

Also included

This up-to-date guide includes a CD featuring several examples of e-portfolios, as well as a useful template.

Intended Audience

Designed for preservice and inservice teachers, this practical resource is essential for professional educator preparation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412956758
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/16/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Montgomery is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at The University of Scranton. She is an elementary education generalist who has taught grades K-8 for sixteen years in the United States as well as in International Schools. She served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs at The University of Scranton and has authored numerous articles and a book on alternative assessment methods, including portfolio assessment.

David A. Wiley is a Professor in the Education Department at the University of Scranton in Scranton PA. After teaching science for more than fourteen years, he moved to the University in 1988. He has served as Department Chair for over nine years, is now serving as Certification Officer, and was a co-author of the assessment plan used with teacher candidates at the University of Scranton. His research interests include mathematics and science education, technology education, and teacher effectiveness in the classroom setting. He has authored more than forty articles and three previous books in his areas of expertise. He has presented at the Pennsylvania and the National Science Teachers Associations, at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and meetings of many other organizations. His service agenda is heavy in the area of teacher preparation and working with science teacher professional associations. Dr. Wiley is married, the father of a son and three daughters, and lives in Clarks Summit, PA where, in his spare time, he volunteers with the Clarks Summit Fire Company.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Assessment and the Use of Electronic Portfolios
Chapter 1: The Foundations for Portfolio Development
Terms Used in Portfolio Development
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Portfolio Assessment
The Performance-Based Movement
Reflection: An Integral Part of Portfolio Development
The Power of Portfolios
Chapter 2: Kinds of Portfolios and Their Uses
Types of Portfolios
Planning for a Portfolio
Examples From Purposeful Portfolios
Chapter 3: Using Standards in Portfolio Construction
Standards for Teachers
Resources for Standards
Chapter 4: Self-Assessment Through Reflection
Rubrics Can Help
Reflection and Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment for Teachers
Self-Assessment Opportunities for Students
Chapter 5: Presenting the Portfolio
Presentation Skills
Additional Resources for Design Decisions
Presenting the Portfolio to Others
Presentation of Teacher Portfolios
Presentations of Student Portfolios
Professional Development Presentations
Part II: Using Power Point to Author E-Portfolios
Chapter 6: Options for Electronic Portfolios
Web-Based E-Portfolio Tools
Non-Web-Based (Local) E-Portfolio Tools
Selecting a Portfolio Tool
Power Point as an E-Portfolio Development Tool
Chapter 7: Power Point Basics
Start at the Beginning
Starting Power Point
Selecting a Slide Background
Selection of Font Type and Size
Selecting Slide Views to Accomplish Work
A Word About Copyright Law
Is There Fair Use?
Adding Clip Art to the Presentation
Adding Internet Images to the Presentation
Adding Sound to the Presentation
Adding Movies to a Presentation
Adding Internet or Document Links to the Presentation
Using Action Buttons
Showing the Presentation
Chapter 8: Building Nonlinear Power Point Portfolios
Making Power Point Less Linear by Hyperlinking
Building a Structure for an Electronic Portfolio
Editing Images Using Basic Photoshop Elements Capabilities
Editing Sound
Editing Video
Chapter 9: Tools You Can Use
Collecting Documents for the Portfolio
Of Dots and Pixels: Image Sizes
Scanning Materials for Use as Artifacts
Using Digital Cameras to Capture Images
A Few Photography Hints
Capturing and Using Digital Video
Saving a Portfolio to Media
Burning a CD
Saving Information to a DVD
Chapter 10: Special Considerations and Options
Planning an E-Portfolio
What Happened? A Guide to Common Technical Errors
Downloading Required Programs—For Free
Downloading Quick Time—For Free
The Top Ten List
Moving a Power Point Presentation to the Web
The Future: What Promises to Make Electronic Portfolios More Effective?
Appendix: Troubleshooting Your Power Point-Based E-Portfolio

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