Educational ePortfolios

Activities for Educational ePortfolios


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Procedures

  1. Create a google account. You may use an existing google account if you already have one.

  2. Review the Instructions and the example portfolio.

  3. Create your Portfolio by going to Google Sites and click CREATE to create your portfolio web site.

  4. Select the template for your portfolio by clicking browse the gallery for more and search for "conoqueportfolio" then highlight and click SELECT. Note: You may be instructed to select a different portfolio template that is tailored for your institution. For example, you might saerch for the "kuedtechportfolio" if you are a student at the University of Kansas.

  5. Select a name that clearly defines you and your institution. Then enter the CAPTCHA code and click CREATE.

  6. Your Portfolio will include the following components:
    • A brief description of your educational background and work experience
    • A resume with educational background and work experience.
    • A description of the philosophy that guides your use of educational technology (about 2 paragraphs).
    • Four web sites that reflect your philosophy of education and educational technology.
    • Four favorite books on educational technology.
    • A brief description of your educational background and work experience
    • Five descriptions (one for each standard) on how you will apply the ISTE NETS standards for teachers in your teaching your content (1 or 2 paragraphs each).
    • Three favorite web sites for each ISTE NETS standards that apply to teaching in your content area.

  7. Refer to Google Site Help to learn how to enter content into your portfolio. Here are some basic instructions for entering content into your portfolio:

    1. For text entry:
      Choose the edit mode (click pencil) then click where you want to change and begin typing. NOTE: To retain the formatting in the portfolio it is generally better to type your text directly into your website as opposed to copying and pasting text from a word processor. If you must copy and paste text, it is best to first transfer the text from the word processor to a text editor (e.g. notepad, textedit or textwrangler). Then copy and paste from the text editor to your portfolio website.

    2. For image entry:
      Choose the edit mode (click pencil) then click where you want to insert the picture and click Insert then select Image and Choose File to select the image you want to insert from your computer drive.

    3. For URL web address entry:
      Choose the edit mode (click pencil) and select the text where you want the link. Select the hyperlink tool (chain icon) and Web address. Next, enter the URL of the site you want to link to under Link to this URL: and click OK. If you want to have the web site open in a new window you may also click the "Open this link in a new window" option.

    4. For file entry:
      For entering a file (e.g. pdf, doc or ppt file), go to the page where you want to link the file. Genrally this will be the Assignments page under Courses or the Evidence page under Standards. Select the Subpages files link at the bottom of the page that links to a file cabinet page. Click Add file to select the file that you want to insert from your computer drive. Once the file is on the subpage right click on Download next to the file name and Copy Link. Then similar to entering a URL, go to the page where you want to insert the link. Then choose the edit mode (click pencil) and select the text where you want the link. Select the hyperlink tool (chain icon) and Web address. Next, paste the URL of the file under Link to this URL: and click OK.

  8. Presenting your portfolio.
    • Present your philosophy page and briefly describe how you will integrate technology in your teaching.
    • Present your 4 selected resources that are linked to the front page of your portfolio.
    • Briefly describe changes that you envision for how technology will influence education in the future.

ELPS 760 Integration of Educational Technology | KU Ed Tech Programs