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ePortfolio's in Primary Schools

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Started by Gareth Sinton 25 Mar 2015 9:03pm () Replies (3)


We are going to look at online portfolios as part of a school inquiry.

Could any Primary schools currently using them please post what solution you are using? and how they are being used with children?

We would like to get an idea of the range of ideas out there so we can investigate them. Thanks in advance





  • Janet McCarroll (View all users posts) 26 Mar 2015 5:42pm ()

    Hi Gareth,


    We at St Mary's Tauranga began the ePortfolio journey in 2009. At that time we were using KnowledgeNET as our portal, and began our learning journey, by reporting  to parents on Writing, within a Learning Story in every student's ePortfolio.

    The following year, with the introduction of National Standards, we reported to parents for our first Interim National Standard Reports, in a Learning story in Reading, Writing and Maths for each of our 410 students. A massive learning curve.

    In 2013/14 we moved to using GAFE- and now our student's ePortfolios are Google SITES.

    Every student in the school has just received their Interim Report in Reading in a 'Reading Learning Story', by the end of Term 1, and next Term, we will report to parents in Maths, followed by Writing in Term 3.

    We focus on 'rich learning' and TAI for each learning area, and report with the complete focus on the 'process', involving the students where they are reporting to the teacher where their learning is 'at'.

    This supports our school's Learning Vision. "To Developl Assessment Capable Students, Teachers, school Leaders and Parents'.

    I'm very happy to share our experiences in a little more depth if you are interested. A colleague, jana Benson and myself, compleeted a Masters by Research Thesis on Student Self Reporting in the Online Environment using ePortfolios.


    It's been a great journey.


    Janet McCarroll



  • Sam Hamilton (View all users posts) 26 Mar 2015 8:30pm ()

    Hi Janet and Gareth, 

    We too have been looking into ePortfolios and, as we use GAFE, are interested in using google sites.

    Janet - did you create a template for your students to follow in creating their google site?



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