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Digital Portfolios

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Silvia Tolisano

on 5 August 2010

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Transcript of Digital Portfolios

"We do not learn from experience.
We learn from reflecting on experience."
by John Dewey Digital Portfolios Process Collect Select Reflect Present Project Definitions Purpose A collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks.- Wikipedia more than glorified file cabinets Assessment for Learning Assessment of Learning A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student's efforts, progress and achievements in one or more areas [over time].
(Northwest Evaluation Association, 1990)
Credits Dr. Helen Barrett-
Books, Presentations & Online Content Purpose of portfolio prescribed by institution:
Artifacts mandated by institution to determine outcomes of instruction
Portfolio usually developed at the end of a class, term or program - time limited
Portfolio and/or artifacts usually "scored" based on a rubric and
quantitative data is collected for external audiences
Portfolio is usually structured around a set of outcomes, goalsor standards
Sometimes used to make high stakes decisions
Summative - what has been learned to date? (Past to present)
Requires Extrinsic motivation
Audience: external - little choice

(Dr. Helen Barrett, ElectronicPortfolio- http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory/epstory.html)
Purpose of portfolio agreed upon with learner
Artifacts selected by learner to tell the story of their learning
Portfolio maintained on an ongoing basis throughout the
class, term or program - time flexible
Portfolio and artifacts reviewed with learner and used to
provide feedback to improve learning
Portfolio organization is determined by learner or
negotiated with mentor/advisor/teacher
Rarely used for high stakes decisions
Formative - what are the learning needs in the future?
(Present to future)
Fosters Intrinsic motivation - engages the learner

(Dr. Helen Barrett, ElectronicPortfolio- http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory/epstory.html)
Questions to Ponder? What happens with portfolios when students leave school? Who owns the portfolios? What about Student led conferences? Tools http://electronicportfolios.org/ Resources Media Why? Showcase Reflection Metacognition Student Centered Audience Engaging Organization Data Collection A transcript shows letters & numbers,
a portfolio shows knowledge & achievement like a map... like a mirror... like a campfire... Campfire image
http://www.flickr.com/photos/piper/ What metaphors can YOU think of? Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
GloballyConnectedLearning Consultant
Web: globallyconnectedlearning.org
Blog: langwitches.org/blog
Twitter: langwitches Thoughts & Metaphors Honor students work, not a score on a test Will there be a review process at the end of year? How will you schedule
portfolio time into school days? What about
portfolio templates?
Dialogue Feedback Intrinsic
Motivation Self-Assessment Goal-Setting Ownership The act of thinking about thinking Parents/Teachers/Worldwide One Place:
Inserted Immediate
Parents Storage &
Archive Artifacts
Different Media
Don't Save Everything Student-led Parent Conferences
Student-Teacher Conferences
Receive Feedback Review and Evaluate Selected Artifacts Criteria should reflect the learning objectives of the curriculum.
(Danielson & Abrutyn [ASCD], 1997, p.13) Include reflection on every artifact.
as well as reflection on entire portfolio. Setting Goals for the Future
Pattern Recognition
(Danielson & Abrutyn [ASCD], 1997, p.18)
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