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Google Sites for ePortfolios

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Started by John O'Regan 30 Jun 2011 2:21pm () Replies (11)

I am just looking at setting my year 5 class up with individual google sites to use as eportfolios, or googlios, as I have found they are called!

Has anyone done this, had any success or could give feedback on pitfalls or things to be aware of?



  • Lenva Shearing (View all users posts) 30 Jun 2011 2:32pm ()

    Hi John,

    I would recommend that you get Google Apps for Education for your school.   The students then have access to all the Google Apps, including docs, site, mail and calendar.   It is much easier to handle as a class teacher because everything sits in the same domain.   

    It won't matter if you are the only class in the school using it, but at least it will be ready to go for any other classes that you inspire.

    In our school of 800, every student has an eportfolio within sites, (and other sites as well).   This works really well, as I set  up a template for the beginning of the year and the students work from and modify that template.  They use docs for all their work and so can access it 24/7 from anywhere.   Very easy to insert docs into the eportfolio site too.


  • Lenva Shearing (View all users posts) 01 Jul 2011 7:54am ()

    It is very easy to leave comments.  Just make sure the comment box is enabled at the bottom of every page in the site, and leave the comment there.

    With my students, when the site is made I automatically become an editor as well, and can edit the page to leave feedback/feedforward anywhere on the page.


  • Lenva Shearing (View all users posts) 03 Jul 2011 1:48pm ()

    Go to 'more actions' and then to 'page settings'.  There you will be able to add comments, attachments show links

  • Lenva Shearing (View all users posts) 14 Sep 2011 4:22pm ()

    We store all the video in third party sites and use the embed to embed them into the Google Site

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