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Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint

Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint
A Guide for Educators

Second Edition

January 2008 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators, Second Edition addresses the use of e-portfolios by pre- and in-service educators as a self-assessment tool and as a way to measure their studentsÆ performance. The first half of the book explains what portfolios are, what makes an electronic portfolio (or e-portfolio) superior to physical portfolios, and how they should be organized. The second half of the book addresses which computer programs can be used to build an e-portfolio, then presents detailed instructions on using Microsoft PowerPoint® to create effective, visually rich portfolios. The book is filled with pedagogy, each chapter beginning with a ôconversation scenarioö to add relevance and meaning for the reader. There are also numerous charts, summaries, a glossary, and appendices. A Student Resource CD with PowerPoint templates, sample e-portfolios, and additional student resources is available.
Part I: Assessment and the Use of Electronic Portfolios
Chapter 1: The Foundations for Portfolio Development

Terms Used in Portfolio Development

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Portfolio Assessment

The Performance-Based Movement

Reflection: An Integral Part of Portfolio Development

The Power of Portfolios


Chapter 2: Kinds of Portfolios and Their Uses

Types of Portfolios

Planning for a Portfolio

Examples From Purposeful Portfolios


Chapter 3: Using Standards in Portfolio Construction

Standards for Teachers

Resources for Standards


Chapter 4: Self-Assessment Through Reflection

Rubrics Can Help

Reflection and Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment for Teachers

Self-Assessment Opportunities for Students


Chapter 5: Presenting the Portfolio

Presentation Skills

Additional Resources for Design Decisions

Presenting the Portfolio to Others

Presentation of Teacher Portfolios

Presentations of Student Portfolios

Professional Development Presentations


Part II: Using PowerPoint to Author E-Portfolios
Chapter 6: Options for Electronic Portfolios


Web-Based E-Portfolio Tools

Non-Web-Based (Local) E-Portfolio Tools

Selecting a Portfolio Tool

PowerPoint as an E-Portfolio Development Tool


Chapter 7: PowerPoint Basics

Start at the Beginning

Starting PowerPoint

Selecting a Slide Background

Selection of Font Type and Size

Selecting Slide Views to Accomplish Work

A Word About Copyright Law

Is There Fair Use?

Adding Clip Art to the Presentation

Adding Internet Images to the Presentation

Adding Sound to the Presentation

Adding Movies to a Presentation

Adding Internet or Document Links to the Presentation

Using Action Buttons

Showing the Presentation


Chapter 8: Building Nonlinear PowerPoint Portfolios

Making PowerPoint Less Linear by Hyperlinking

Building a Structure for an Electronic Portfolio

Editing Images Using Basic Photoshop Elements Capabilities

Editing Sound

Editing Video


Chapter 9: Tools You Can Use

Collecting Documents for the Portfolio

Of Dots and Pixels: Image Sizes

Scanning Materials for Use as Artifacts

Using Digital Cameras to Capture Images

A Few Photography Hints

Capturing and Using Digital Video

Saving a Portfolio to Media

Burning a CD

Saving Information to a DVD


Chapter 10: Special Considerations and Options

Planning an E-Portfolio

What Happened? A Guide to Common Technical Errors

Downloading Required Programs--For Free

Downloading QuickTime--For Free

The Top Ten List

Moving a PowerPoint Presentation to the Web

The Future: What Promises to Make Electronic Portfolios More Effective?


Appendix: Troubleshooting Your PowerPoint-Based E-Portfolio

Kathleen K. Montgomery

Kathleen Montgomery is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at The University of Scranton. She is an elementary education generalist who has taught grades K-8 for sixteen years in the United States as well as in International Schools. She served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs at The University of Scranton and has authored numerous articles and a book on alternative assessment methods, including portfolio assessment. More About Author

David A. Wiley

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