Sunday, April 17, 2011

Google Apps for ePortfolios

I've been doing a lot of research and thinking about using our Google Apps as a platform for student ePortfolios. Dr. Helen Barrett has been an expert on Portfolios for a long time, and is a proponent of using Google Apps for ePortfolios, her E-Portfolios for Learning Blog is a valuable resource. Her reference to work being done in New Zealand is particularly interesting. The  Manaiakalani  school's vision and initiative to "engages all students (not just a select few) throughout the literacy cycle" and provide technology to support that work through a 1:1 project is inspiring. Their model for a 1:1 initiative has sound pedagogy, as well as a thorough implementation plan. They are using Google Apps as their main learning platform to communicate and collaborate. 

WCSU teachers, if you are interested in helping plan an ePortfolio system using Google Apps, please contact me. I hope this is something we can develop together.
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