Developing the Framework for
your Educational Technology Foundation Standards Electronic Portfolio
Using a Word Processing Program
Microsoft Word, prepare your overview/standards page.
Put a header on the document that will appear on
every page that shows your name and the name of the group of standards
you are demonstrating.
Set up the portfolio demonstrating the ISTE/NCATE Educational
Technology Foundation Standards
Cut and paste into the document, putting each performance
indicator on a page by itself, using page breaks.
Copy the Performance Indicators into the document
Stage 2 - Collecting
the Artifacts - The Working Portfolio
OR Open the file called "template.doc".
This file contains the performance indicators for the OLD ISTE Educational
Technology Foundations Standards.
Interject personality into the portfolio design.
Use some of the graphics capabilities of the report layouts to add style
and flair to the portfolio.
Stage 3 - Selection,
Reflections & Direction - The Reflective Portfolio
Identify the portfolio artifacts (examples of your work,
hopefully in electronic form) or experiences you have that demonstrate
that you have met this indicator. You might create a separate list of all
of the artifacts that you have collected and how they might demonstrate
Some authors recommend that reflections be written for
each artifact, to explain why it is in the portfolio. Write a brief reflection
explaining about each artifact and why it should be included in your portfolio.
On your hard drive, floppy disk or server, store the
artifacts into electronic folders for each standard to organize the artifacts
(any type of electronic document).
Use appropriate multimedia to add style and individuality
Use a scanner (or camera) to digitize images [Level
Use a microphone and sound digitizing program to digitize
audio artifacts [Level 4]
Use a video camera, digitizing hardware and software
to digitize video artifacts [Level 5]
The portfolio becomes a lifelong learning tool, when
we take these reflections and set goals for future learning.
Write a reflection for each performance indicator that
explains why you think you have demonstrated achievement of this performance
indicator. In other words, how you think you have accomplished this standard.
List the artifact that constitute the evidence that
supports your reflections.
For the performance indicator, write a statement about
what you still need to learn in this area, setting some reasonable goals
for yourself so that you can achieve this standard.
Stage 4 - Adding hypertext links to
become a Connected Portfolio
Word processing programs allow hypertext links to be able to
navigate around the document or to open files created by other programs.
Microsoft Word uses the Hyperlink... command under the Insert
Menu. Select a file (or a bookmark within the same file). It is recommended
that you organize all files within the same folder before making these
This approach works well with files created with the same software (e.g.,
Word) but can be problematic if a variety of software packages are used
to create the various artifacts. It becomes necessary to have all of software
available to open files created by these different programs, which the
primary audience for your portfolio might not have (i.e., Inspiration,
HyperStudio). Another way to add links to a word processing document
is to convert the files into a more universal format, as shown below.
Convert the files to Adobe Acrobat
Convert the files to HTML with JPEG or GIF graphics files and edit using
a Web page editor, such as Netscape Composer