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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
Introduction

 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2: Kinds of Portfolios and Their Uses
Introduction

 
Types of Portfolios

 
Planning for a Portfolio

 
Examples From Purposeful Portfolios

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 3: Using Standards in Portfolio Construction
Introduction

 
Standards for Teachers

 
Resources for Standards

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 4: Self-Assessment Through Reflection
Introduction

 
Rubrics Can Help

 
Reflection and Self-Assessment

 
Self-Assessment for Teachers

 
Self-Assessment Opportunities for Students

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 5: Presenting the Portfolio
Introduction

 
Presentation Skills

 
Additional Resources for Design Decisions

 
Presenting the Portfolio to Others

 
Presentation of Teacher Portfolios

 
Presentations of Student Portfolios

 
Professional Development Presentations

 
Summary

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

 
Introduction

 
Web-Based E-Portfolio Tools

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

 
Selecting a Portfolio Tool

 
PowerPoint as an E-Portfolio Development Tool

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 7: PowerPoint Basics
Introduction

 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 8: Building Nonlinear PowerPoint Portfolios
Introduction

 
Making PowerPoint Less Linear by Hyperlinking

 
Building a Structure for an Electronic Portfolio

 
Editing Images Using Basic Photoshop Elements Capabilities

 
Editing Sound

 
Editing Video

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 9: Tools You Can Use
Introduction

 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 10: Special Considerations and Options
Introduction

 
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?

 
Summary

 
 
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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