Week 5: Feb.9 - Feb.15, 2009
Designing your e-PORTFOLIOS
I. Read an article on e-potfolios.
Read this article before you start working on the e-portfolio for your blog-based lesson.
After reading this article go to e-portfolios and write a post saying what you think about e-portfolios.
II. How to design your e-portfolio for your blog-based lesson.
To design your e-portfolio you should:
1. create one single post in the blog you created last week. This one entry will serve as a portal for both teachers and students to learn or have access to the class e-portfolios.
This e-portfolio has got the following purposes:
- To collect what students have done from the blog-based lessons.
- To provide instructions to students to create their blogs and the posts they will making along the semester or school year.
- To inform students on evaluation
- to serve as a portal to have access to the web-based lesson
- To have easy access to students’ posts from one single spot.
2. Add the following aspects to your entry:
I. Welcome message (A generic message to welcome your students or anybody who would like to visit this portal)
II. About us (A brief description about yourself)
III. The project (say briefly what this e-portfolio is all about).
3.3. Steps: (Qhat students have to do to create their blogs and what they will post there)
IV. Schedule: (Content and activities to be posted per week)
V. Structure (Identify what all students should have in their blogs)
VI. Evaluation: (Quantitative and qualitative)
VII. Resources: (Here you will provide a link to your blog-based lesson)
Have a look at the following video giving you a tour on a sample e-portfolio.
Here’s a link for the e-portfolio sample in Blogger.
You can also have a look at the following graphic representing the connection among the e-portfolio portal, the blog-based lesson and the students’ blogs.
III. Add a widget to your blog to have easy access to your students’ blog from the e-portfolio portal.
Have a look at the following video to show you how to add Blog lines to keep track of your students’ blogs.
IV. Create your own e-portfolios
Now it is time to design our own e-portfolio. Follow the suggestions given in the video tutorial. It should have:
1. One single entry
2. The following parts: Welcome; About us (me); Project; Schedule; Structure; Evaluation; Resources
3. A blogroll
II. Add the link to your e-portfolio in our Yahoo group.
1. Go to our Yahoo group and go to Links.
2. Click e-portfolios and add the link there.
3. Choose one e-portfolios from one of your e-peers and evaluate it in Our Bblep09 e-portfolios.
If you have any technical problems you can write your doubts in our forum. You can also Skype tutors or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to clarify doubts about content, tasks or anything related to the session you can contact your tutors in Skype in the following office hours:
Skype Office hours (Venezuelan time / UTC/GMT -4:30 hours ):
Tuesdays: UTC/GMT 13:30-16:30 (Caracas: 9:am – 12:00)
Thursdays: UTC/GMT 19:00-21:00 (Caracas: 2:30 – 4:30pm)
Tuesdays: UTC/GMT 19:00-19:30 (Caracas: 2:30 – 3:00pm)
Wednesday: UTC/GMT 12:00- 12:30 (Caracas: 7:30 – 8:00am)
Mondays: UTC/GMT 18:00- 18:30 (Caracas: 1:00-1:30pm)
Fridays: UTC/GMT 18:00- 18:30 (Caracas: 1:00-1:30pm)
Third chat session
Date: (We will announce it soon)
Time: (We will announce it soon)
Agenda: To discuss blogging, task-based approach, web-based lesson design.
Please go to the World Clock to check exactly what time it will be in your country:
If you are not able to make it, we will post the recording of the session in our blog.
Make sure at the end of the week you have:
- Read an article on e-potfolios
- Check tutorials for designing a portfolio portal.
- Create a blogroll
- Create your e-portfolio
- Add e-portfolio link to e-portfolio
- Check and comment on an e-peer’s portfolio.
To write comments or insights about this first week go to: Weekly comments/Insights