1. Syllabus
2. Schedule
3. Planning
4. Resources

2. Schedule


 Lesson  Topics & Objectives (Inputs)
 Activities (Outputs)


  • explore the multiple purposes and processes for creating electronic portfolios in K-12 Schools.
  • explore previous portfolio experiences
  • explore the variety of online examples of online electronic portfolios
  • explore the variety of online resources available to construct an online portfolio
  • set up (or adapt) blog as reflective journal

  • find and share examples of online student portfolios
  • online readings & videos
  • discussions/dialogue with peer or online group
  • begin developing Implementation Plan
    • Step 1: Essential Conditions - Are you ready for ePortfolio Implementation?
    • Step 2: Incentives - Why Create ePortfolios? Benefits of ePortfolios - Collaborative activity
  • weekly blog entry

    - discuss differences in content and structure of academic/learning vs. marketing/showcase vs. assessment portfolio
    - describe your purposes for creating e-portfolios with your students and a professional e-portfolio for yourself
    -  review portfolio development process and how technology supports each element

  • online readings
  • Discuss portfolio development process, readings
  • Implementation Plan Element
    • Step 3: What is your Purpose/Vision?
  • weekly blog entry
- Level 1 Portfolio (Storage)
  • create a plan for adopting a system for managing a digital archive of work using one of the online storage tools (GoogleDocs, DropBox,, etc.) 

  • explore the variety online portfolio strategies (match your technology competency, tools, cost, etc.)

  • consider where to establish online storage site and upload files
  • discuss different online services
  • discuss online readings (see list)
  • Implementation Plan Activity:
    • Step 4: Stakeholders - Who is involved and how will you introduce them to ePortfolios?
    • Step 5.1: Plan for Level 1 implementation: ePortfolios as Storage (how will artifacts be created, where will they be stored?)
  • weekly blog entry

- Level 2 Portfolio

Reflection Cycle, Digital Tools and Strategies to support Reflection
  • reflect on the role of reflection in the learning process
  • reflect on how e-portfolios can support reflection
  • explore a variety of strategies to support reflection and feedback
  • select age-appropriate scaffolding for reflection

  • select age-appropriate scaffolding for reflection
  • online readings (see list)
  • online discussions
  • Implementation Plan Elements:
    • Step 5.2 Level 2 Portfolio as Workspace - Plan for scaffolding reflection
    • Step 6. Brainstorm Skills/Training Needed.
  • weekly blog entry


- Level 3 Portfolio


  • learn how to set up a showcase portfolio to hyperlink specific assignments to categories and write a rationale for selection (reflection)

  • determine categories for organizing portfolio

  • set goals for future: learning, career, life

  • Explore portfolio tools, and Identify preferred tools and rationale for selection

  • discussion of showcase portfolios
  • creating digital identity (discussion of Portfolio Careers)
  • online readings
  • Implementation Plan Element:
    • 5.3 Develop plan for Level 3 - Portfolio as Showcase (optional for lower grades)
    • 7. Identify Resources & Assistance needed, Challenges and Barriers
    • 7.1 Identify preferred tools and rationale for selection
  • weekly blog entry





  • make final changes to portfolio plan
  • Review rubrics for evaluating electronic portfolios
  • Discussion:How can you use ePortfolios for both formative and summative assessment?
  • Implementation Plan Element:
    • 8. Develop evaluation plan - Establish expectations/targets and timeline
  • Share final plan with Dr. Barrett for feedback

Updated on Dec 30, 2011 by David Wicks (Version 32)