Dr. Helen Barrett - Resources for Workshops in New Hampshire
The following information is provided online as background for this workshop.This page is posted online at: http://electronicportfolios.org/NH/
Workshops in 2008:
- January 23, 2008 - Follow-up to November 15 planning workshop in Claremont - (Workshop flyer)
- January 24-25, 2008 - Facilitating Reflection in ePortfolios through Digital Storytelling - Exeter (Workshop flyer)
- May 8, 2008 - Reflection and Assessment in ePortfolios - Exeter
Morning workshop: Reflection is the "heart and soul" of a portfolios. In this session, we will learn how to facilitate student reflection on the artifacts that they put into their portfolios, and on the portfolio as a whole story of learning. Teachers also add reflections in students portfolios, in the form of feedback on student work. We will also look at appropriate feedback in portfolios to help students improve their learning.
Afternoon session - Assessment in the portfolio process can be used both to evaluate learning (summative assessment) and provide feedback to students (formative assessment). Participants will review rubrics currently developed to assess portfolios, and customize these rubrics to meet the needs for assessing student technology competency. We will use a free online rubric development tool (RubiStar) to develop and share these rubrics.
Page on Reflection • HTML version of slides
- May 9, 2008- Introducing and Implementing Student ePortfolios: Challenges, Strategies and Solutions - Exeter
As schools gain experience in implementing digital portfolios with their students, questions and challenges are emerging. Use this workshop as an opportunity to address specific issues, explore successful strategies, and develop solutions to problems that are emerging. Participants will be provided with a Moodle course to share their questions after to the workshop, and will have an opportunity to have their individual issues addressed. Hands-on experience will be provided to address some of the specific technical questions posed.
- November 20, 2008 - Using GoogleDocs to Create Interactive Student ePortfolios –- 1 day in Keene, NH
This workshop will show participants how to use GoogleDocs, available for free on the Internet, to facilitate classroom-based assessment in electronic portfolios. A special emphasis of this workshop will be to focus on creating ePortfolios that meet the requirements of the New Hampshire Educational Technology Plan.
- November 18-19, 2008 - Using Google Apps Education Edition to Create/Manage Interactive Student ePortfolios –- 2 days in Manchester, NH
This workshop will show participants how to use GoogleApps, available for free on the Internet, to facilitate classroom-based assessment in electronic portfolios. These tools include GoogleDocs, Gmail, GoogleTalk, Google Calendar and Google Sites (Google’'s version of a wiki). A special emphasis of this workshop will be to focus on creating ePortfolios that meet the requirements of the New Hampshire Educational Technology Plan.
Link to GoogleDocs Presentation for Google Workshop
- PowerPoint Slides for presentation on June 21-22, 2007. Morning presentation (1.44 MB) Afternoon presentation (233K)
PowerPoint Slides for presentation on October 10, 2007. Morning presentation (5.6 MB) Afternoon presentations (601 K)
PowerPoint Slides for presentation on November 15, 2007. Morning presentation (5.7 MB) Afternoon presentation (637 K)
Greyscale versions for printing: Morning presentation (3 MB) Afternoon presentation (476K)
November 16, 2007 workshop slides (notes from presentations) (62K)
- Web pages of interest
- Professional Development for Implementing Electronic Portfolios
- Examples of High School Portfolios
- Victoria's Portfolios
- Authentic Assessment with Electronic Portfolios using Common Software and Web 2.0 Tools by Helen Barrett. - a work in progress (August 2006) - to be published in an updated version of Coming of Age: an introduction to the new World Wide Web
If you want to publish electronic portfolios online, then this paper gives the options, including Web 2.0 tools.
- Digital Stories in ePortfolios: Multiple Purposes and Tools by Helen Barrett - examples of digital stories created for different purposes within the context of electronic portfolios.(Many of the stories shown in the workshop)
- ePortfolio Mash Up with GoogleApps by Helen Barrett -
Papers of Interest
- REFLECT White Paper - Written in preparation for the REFLECT Initiative research project.
- Researching Electronic Portfolios and Learner Engagement: The REFLECT Initiative by Helen Barrett - published in the March 2007 issue of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy from the International Reading Association. (adaptation of White Paper with some research project findings)
- Using Electronic Portfolios for Formative/Classroom-based Assessment by Helen Barrett. Connected Newsletter (Classroom Connect). Final PDF Version, October 2006 | Volume 13, No. 2, pp. 4-6 (41K) In this short paper, I discuss the use of portfolios for formative, classroon-based assessment.
NETS Essential Conditions Rubric
This rubric looks at the conditions that the International Society for Technology in Education believes need to me in place for the successful integration of technology in schools.
Learning to Learn Portfolio Model was developed by Ian Fox, the Principal at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School, Auckland, New Zealand. This model provides a wonderful framework for thinking about portfolios in schools: Metacognitive Development, Assessment to Improve Learning, and Development of Home-School Links. His online paper, Learning to Learn in the 21st Century, provides further explanation of this model and how it is implemented in his school.
Stefanakis-Barrett Model of Differentiating Portfolio Purposes.
My colleague, Evangeline Harris Stefanakis, developed a model of Assessment for Learning, placing portfolios on a continuum between Learning and Accountability. We added my table that differentiates Portfolios used for Learning (Assessment FOR Learning) with Portfolios used for Accountability (Assessment OF Learning). (see my White Paper and upcoming paper to be published in IRA's Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy).
Guiding Questions for the Use of Portfolios - Student Version
These questions were based on based on Tucker, Stronge & Gareis (2002). Handbook on Teacher Portfolios for Evaluation and Professional Development. Eye on Education
Managing Complex Change
Issues to consider as you implement an electronic portfolio system: Vision, Skills, Incentives, Resources, Action Plan.
Planning Your Electronic Portfolio Implementation
Looking at the questions to ask at different stages of the Electronic Portfolio Implementation Process. Uses the Portfolio Development Process and the Value-Added of Technology.
My 5x5 Model of Electronic Portfolio Development
If you choose to use "common tools" for developing electronic portfolios, here is a look at the tools based on my 5-stage model of ePortfolio divelopment, at five levels of portfolio development (based on level of difficulty). This chart is based on an article that I published in 2000: Create Your Own Electronic Portfolio (using off-the-shelf software) (April, 2000, issue of Learning and Leading with Technology)
©2007, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. http://electronicportfolios.org • modified April 20, 2009