Portfolios can be used as a strategy to develop skills for self-assessment. This strategy card from the DI resources on the Ministry of Education Edugains site focuses on the process to support this development. Many different digital tools can be used to create Portfolios. ePortfolios, or digital portfolios can extend paper-based portfolios by tracking feedback and growth, allowing for collaboration, allowing for the inclusion of multimedia creations and allowing for work to be shared with an audience beyond the classroom walls. When whole-school or district strategies are put into place, ePortfolios can follow and grow with students throughout their educational career.  

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Provincial vLE - ePortfolio application

  • a feature within the vLE is an ePortfolio application

  • allows students to upload artifacts (documents, images, media, etc.), reflect, collect, present and share

  • ask school/board contact for access information

  • mobile app available to support capturing learning

  • sharing capabilities need to be monitored for student safety

  • school and board policies for sharing student work, images and creations need to be followed

How Can ePortfolio be used in K-12?

 

D2L Resource Centre

Google Sites (GAFE)

  • using a GAFE account (provided by school or board), students and teachers can create websites using the sites application

  • artifacts and reflections can be added to sites

  • ask school/board contact for access information if you have GAFE tools

  • sites can be shared openly to public, or settings can be used to ensure sites are private or protected

  • teachers should ask;

    • who can view this site? (public, private)

    • who can comment or add to this site? (public, private, small group, etc.)

  • school and board policies for sharing student work, images and creations need to be followed

Google Sites Help

OneNote (Office 365)

  • students can create OneNote notebooks as ePortfolios to archive artifacts such as files, text, images and links

  • teachers can use the OneNote Class Notebook to set up class portfolios

  • ask school/board contact for access information if you have o365 tools

  • notebooks can be shared openly to public, or settings can be used to ensure sites are private or protected

  • teachers should ask;

    • who can view this site? (public, private)

    • who can comment or add to this site? (public, private, small group, etc.)

  • school and board policies for sharing student work, images and creations need to be followed

OneNote Help

 

OneNote Class Notebook