Digital Portfolios: Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection / Edition 2

Digital Portfolios: Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection / Edition 2

by Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Maureen P. Morriss, Maureen Morriss
     
 

Digital technology offers powerful tools for educators who wish to develop electronic portfolios to foster and enrich their professional learning. Written by experts in the field, Digital Portfolios, Second Edition, explores the latest methods and techniques for creating electronic portfolios.

In this revised edition, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Maureen

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Overview

Digital technology offers powerful tools for educators who wish to develop electronic portfolios to foster and enrich their professional learning. Written by experts in the field, Digital Portfolios, Second Edition, explores the latest methods and techniques for creating electronic portfolios.

In this revised edition, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Maureen Morriss demonstrate how teachers, principals, and professors of education can develop high-quality portfolios that reflect personal vision, record professional growth, and celebrate accomplishments.

The authors present a comprehensive framework for portfolio development, from determining the audience and selecting material from a personal archive, to defining, producing, and sharing digital portfolios. This timely resource offers ten easy-to-follow steps and

  • Provides the "why" for creating digital portfolios
  • Emphasizes the importance of reflection as part of the process
  • Presents tips and strategies for using digital technology
  • Includes guidelines for evaluating portfolios.

Whether you are a novice teacher or a veteran educator, this practical handbook is your comprehensive guide to digital portfolio development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412949309
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword: Connecting Ideas to Spur Thinking   Barbara Cambridge     vii
Preface to the Second Edition     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Authors     xv
Introduction     xvii
Professional Learning, Portfolios, and Today's Technology     1
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century     3
Professional Portfolios     5
What Exactly Is an ePortfolio?     5
Why Create ePortfolios?     7
Why Go Digital?     13
21st Century Literacies     14
Examples of Digital Portfolios     17
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Integrating Personal Vision Into Your Portfolio     25
Focusing on Vision     26
Knowing Oneself     27
Gathering Material for a Personal Archive     28
Be Prepared for the "Portfolio Moment"     31
Permission to Use Artifacts     33
Reflection     35
A Guide to Reflecting     37
Ten Steps to Producing a Digital Portfolio     39
Establishing a Personal Archive     40
Clarifying and Articulating Values and Vision     40
Articulating Purpose and Context     42
Listing the Elements ThatForm the Structure     42
Selecting Evidence From the Personal Archive     44
Evidence That Is Recent     44
A Range of Evidence     44
Making a Difference     44
Developing a Concept Map     45
Choosing the Appropriate Software     45
Writing an Introduction for Each Element     46
Reflecting on Artifacts and Elements     48
Reflecting on the Portfolio as a Whole     49
Understanding the Technology: Keeping the Portfolio Alive     51
Hardware Used in Creating Digital Portfolios     52
Software for ePortfolios     55
Getting Started     55
Linking Documents and Sites     58
Ownership and Copyright Issues     61
Customized or Off the Shelf?     62
Presenting a Digital Portfolio     63
Considering Your Audience     64
Transportability     65
Public Presentation of Your Portfolio     66
Web Access     67
Verification     68
Security and Privacy     68
Evaluating a Digital Portfolio     71
Evaluation to Support Learning     72
Tools to Assist Evaluation      73
Audience Evaluation     77
Assessing Learning Through Portfolio Development     78
Sharing the Knowledge: Global Networking     81
Tools for Global Communication     82
Web Sites About ePortfolios     84
Enhancing Change Through Digital Portfolio Development     87
New Roles for Teachers     88
Implementing a Portfolio Approach     91
Lifelong Learning Through Technology     92
Glossary     95
Bibliography     99
Index     107

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