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  • Tessa Gray commented on the blog myPortfolio in the Secondary Classroom
    Hi there Heather, thank you for being so generous and sharing you research with us. The Dairy Farm Field Trip is a clear example of blended learning (mixing of face-to-face interventions with technology based instruction) and at its best. I...
  • Susan Lindsey commented on the blog E portfolios in Year one classrooms
    Hi Kerran I am interested in your question as I am just starting to use e-portfolios in my year0/1 class.  Susan 
  • Merryn Dunmill commented on the blog myPortfolio in the Secondary Classroom
    Awesome Heather. I've been interested in Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory and tried to use it in my own teaching. The student voice examples are strong. This is great action research that is clearly impacting on teaching and learning, helping...
  • Heather Eccles published a blog post myPortfolio in the Secondary Classroom
    Using myPortfolio to support inquiry learning in NCEA Geography
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    • Merryn Dunmill

      Awesome Heather. I've been interested in Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory and tried to use it in my own teaching. The student voice examples are strong. This is great action research that is clearly impacting on teaching and learning, helping students realise their potential. Keen to see more!

      Cheers

      Merryn

    • Tessa Gray

      Hi there Heather, thank you for being so generous and sharing you research with us.

      The Dairy Farm Field Trip is a clear example of blended learning (mixing of face-to-face interventions with technology based instruction) and at its best.

      I have also appreciated reading your pedagogical rationalisation for choosing MyPortfolio - in terms of its ability to archive resources, share digital artifacts, as well as the social networking aspect of co-constructing learning. 

      There's always a challenge in assessing the value/impact of e-learning tools, or guaging, 'how much learning as occurred', due to the platform used. In that regard, it has been rewarding to read student comments - that showed how much they valued the opportunity to have choices with their own learning pathways - where, when, how and with whom. This also reflects the fllpped classroom model for authentic learning at home.

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      Again, thanks Heather, I look forward to reading more in your action research cycle 2. 

      In the meantime, you might be interested in joining Heath Sawyer and Jon Bowen DP (24 Oct, 3.45-4.45pm) online as they discuss the implementation, use, and benefits of MyPortfolio in a secondary school context. You can register here: MyPortfolio in the classroom. Your contributions would be an added bonus Smile

  • KathC commented on the blog E-portfolio's as reports
    Mary, Thanks for your reply. We are currently using Ultranet, an LMS platform. It doesn't currently allow tagging and the like, but there are major updates coming that will allow this and I like your idea about linking to exemplars too. At the...
  • Mary St George commented on the blog E-portfolio's as reports
    We don't use our e-portfolios as reports at Gifted Online, but we do have them. Most of our students are at primary level. I find the quality of reflection in that environment is the key to them being useful tools. For reporting, the quality of...
  • KathC published a blog post E-portfolio's as reports
    I am trialling e-portfolio's in my year 5/6 class. Our school has, for the past 5-6 years, replaced formal written reporting by paper portfolios. These have been an evoling collection of tests, samples, self assessments etc. Now I have been faced...
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    • Mary St George

      We don't use our e-portfolios as reports at Gifted Online, but we do have them. Most of our students are at primary level. I find the quality of reflection in that environment is the key to them being useful tools. For reporting, the quality of annotation would also be significant. If your e-portfolio system allows tagging, both within the portfolio and to exemplars/benchmark samples, that would be REALLY useful. What platform are you building your e-portfolios on? How will you export them when students leave your school? (I am not happy with our current export provisions.)

    • KathC

      Mary,

      Thanks for your reply. We are currently using Ultranet, an LMS platform. It doesn't currently allow tagging and the like, but there are major updates coming that will allow this and I like your idea about linking to exemplars too. At the moment I am using template with the children that have the success criteria (from national standards, exemplars etc) down the right-hand side and have space for the evidence (self choosen artifacts)and reflection along with a teacher comment.

      Ultranet allows us to export the childrens portfolios intact (but uneditable) to a Cd, or memory stick when they leave our school. What is exciting is that 2 of our local intermediates are also beginning to use Ultranet and there is hope that we will be able to send the childs e-portfolio on to their new school to continue on with. 

      I agree with you about relfecting, and have spent a little time this term working on quality reflecting and commenting. I have looked around for good examples for the kids to try, and I am using a 3 step What, what I learnt, What next, structure to help guide this. I feel my children still need a lot more learning in this area. Do you have any tips or formats that you are using with your children to scaffold reflection?

    • Hazel O'leary

      Hi

      Is there anybody in the Far North doing e-portfolios? I would really like to learn more about the advantages of e-portfolios?

  • New Zealand teachers share how eportfolios are being used in their schools. Stories come from a variety of contexts and include examples of elearning pedagogy and eportfolio integration.
  • Nick Rate published a blog post Ways to use MyPortfolio
    Are you using MyPortfolio in your school? If so you may want to point your mouse at this collaborative Google Presentation for some great ideas and examples. Don't forget to add your own ideas to the doc so it will collectively become a great...
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  • Karen Mills published a blog post Helen Barrett's ePortfolio Workspace
    An awesone site jam packed with ideas for anyone new to ePortfolios. https://sites.google.com/site/k12eportfolios/
  • Are you integrating eportfolios into learning and teaching? Do you have professional eportfolios for staff? If so, consider completing this form (also embedded below) so that relationships can be brokered and other educators can benefit from...
  • Nick Rate published a blog post bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice
    This recent article is situated in the tertiary sector but still makes a great read.  Web 2.0 technology, such as blogging, allows for locally developed, cost effective, and holistic alternative portfolio assessment systems. By enhancing...
  • Belinda Johnston presented at ULearn on Elm Park's integration of eportfolios. Plenty of great ideas and pointers in here! Using e-Portfolios for Student Centred Learning View more presentations from belindajjohnston
  • Nick Rate published a blog post More ePortfolio collections on ScoopIt
    I posted a while back pointing you in the direction of Ray Tolley's and Heath Sawyer's ScoopIt eportfolio collections. If they were of use there are a few more listed here on the Baranduda...