(Note: my notes are in italics – not bold but bracketed)
Be constructivists – and hand that over to the kids
Co-conspirators – benefit of constructivism
Showed movie about the students’ thoughts
(this was very cute – Their thoughts/words below)
You can put a lot of things on it for infinity
Better than binders – use anytime you like (binders only use at school)
Keeps track of what we do
You can share it with people from other sides of the world – you can show it to the people you really want to share it with – Everyone will know that you are talented. (I love that!)
When you move – you don’t have to start all over again.
Learn more about tech
It’s more about yourself
Helps you learn to be better organised
Helps us learn
Paper’s not fun – video is way better
You can put all this stuff on it
I emailed it to myself and showed my mum
Tells a story about me
Shows people who I am
It will be so much fun to see how much better I’ve become
Reflect on my goals
Share my portfolio pretty often
What do you need to know before you start?
Things we had in place BEFORE
Preparing to Launch
Q & A’s from the audience
How much time do you spend on the ePortfolios – average per day?
How important is it to be 1:1 to do this?
What can’t you do with your computer that you’d like to do in the classroom?
What would you differently – if you can do this again?
Overall, this was a most informative session. I was lucky enough to be sitting at a table with parents of one of the children in the presentation (and I got a peak at her ePortfolio too as she showed it to her Mum & Dad). The parents were very pleased with the ePortfolio setup, it’s access from home, and the difference they felt it made to their daughter’s confidence.
“She puts a lot of effort into her ePortfolio and is very proud of it.”