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Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint

Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint
A Guide for Educators

Second Edition

January 2008 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A systematic approach toward creating a compelling electronic portfolio

New to the Second Edition

  • Expands coverage on planning and managing the development of an e-portfolio
  • Addresses the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
  • Presents new content on integrating PowerPoint with the Internet, as well as other applications
  • Incorporates "Questions to Guide E-Portfolio Preparation" at the end of each chapter
  • Provides notes on using PowerPoint 2007
  • Focuses on the future of e-portfolios in a revised chapter
  • Includes a troubleshooting section


Also included

This up-to-date guide includes a CD featuring several examples of e-portfolios, as well as a useful template.

Intended Audience

Designed for preservice and inservice teachers, this practical resource is essential for professional educator preparation.

Part I: Assessment and the Use of Electronic Portfolios
Chapter 1: The Foundations for Portfolio Development
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  
Chapter 2: Kinds of Portfolios and Their Uses
Types of Portfolios  
Planning for a Portfolio  
Examples From Purposeful Portfolios  
Chapter 3: Using Standards in Portfolio Construction
Standards for Teachers  
Resources for Standards  
Chapter 4: Self-Assessment Through Reflection
Rubrics Can Help  
Reflection and Self-Assessment  
Self-Assessment for Teachers  
Self-Assessment Opportunities for Students  
Chapter 5: Presenting the Portfolio
Presentation Skills  
Additional Resources for Design Decisions  
Presenting the Portfolio to Others  
Presentation of Teacher Portfolios  
Presentations of Student Portfolios  
Professional Development Presentations  
Part II: Using PowerPoint to Author E-Portfolios
Chapter 6: Options for Electronic Portfolios  
Web-Based E-Portfolio Tools  
Non-Web-Based (Local) E-Portfolio Tools  
Selecting a Portfolio Tool  
PowerPoint as an E-Portfolio Development Tool  
Chapter 7: PowerPoint Basics
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  
Chapter 8: Building Nonlinear PowerPoint Portfolios
Making PowerPoint Less Linear by Hyperlinking  
Building a Structure for an Electronic Portfolio  
Editing Images Using Basic Photoshop Elements Capabilities  
Editing Sound  
Editing Video  
Chapter 9: Tools You Can Use
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  
Chapter 10: Special Considerations and Options
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?  
Appendix: Troubleshooting Your PowerPoint-Based E-Portfolio

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ISBN: 9781412956758