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Creating E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint
A Guide for Educators



200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"The book's overall flow of ideas, the general writing style, the inclusion of illustrations and examples, and the clarified instructions all contribute to making this a fine volume with the potential to help students and teachers substantially. In sum, this book makes a fine addition to SAGE's line of excellent titles!"
—Jackie Blount, Iowa State University

"Creating E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators provides future teachers with the practical skills they need to create a compelling employment portfolio using this ubiquitous software application. In addition, this work empowers practicing teachers in understandable language so that they too can create a variety of electronic portfolios suitable for both student evaluation and professional development."
—Steven A. Josephsen, Stephen F. Austin State University

In the world of standards-based instruction, assessment is becoming more and more performance-based and authentic through the use of portfolios. Portfolio assessment has the strength to empower students and teachers to demonstrate their proficiency with self-selected examples of work that represent attainment of standards. Physical portfolios have been in use for many years, but these lack the richness and vibrancy that an electronic environment can add to a description of one's achievements and performance.

Creating E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators addresses the use of e-portfolios by pre- and in-service educators as a self-assessment tool and as a way to measure their students' performance. The first half of the book explains what portfolios are, what makes an electronic portfolio (or e-portfolio) superior to physical portfolios, and how they should be organized. The second half of the book addresses which computer programs can be used to build an e-portfolio, then presents detailed instructions on using Microsoft PowerPoint® to create effective, visually rich portfolios. The book is filled with pedagogy for instructors, each chapter beginning with a "conversation scenario" to add relevance and meaning for the reader. There are also numerous charts, summaries, a glossary, and appendices. A CD containing sample portfolios is also included.


 
The Foundations for Portfolio Development
Introduction

 
Terms used in portfolio development

 
The Performance-based Movement

 
Portfolios are Authentic and Standards-Based

 
Reflection: An Integral Part of Portfolio Development

 
The Power of Portfolios

 
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Portfolio Assessment

 
 
Kinds of Portfolios and Their Uses
Introduction

 
Types of Portfolios

 
Planning for a Portfolio

 
Four Examples from Purposeful Portfolios

 
 
Using Standards in Portfolio Construction
Introduction

 
Standards for Students

 
Standards for Preservice Teachers

 
Standards for Teachers

 
Resources for Standards

 
 
Self-Assessment
Introduction

 
Rubrics Can Help

 
Reflection and Self-Assessment

 
Self Assessment for Teachers

 
Self Assessment Oppoertunities for Students

 
 
Presenting the Portfolio
Introduction

 
Presentation Skills

 
Additional resources for Design Decisions

 
Presenting the portfolio to others

 
Presentations of Student Portfolios

 
Presentation of Teacher Portfolios

 
Professional Development Presentations

 
 
Introduction to the Electronic Portfolio
Introduction

 
Web-based portfolio tools

 
Non-web-based portfolio tools

 
Selecting a portfolio tool

 
PowerPoint as a portfolio development tool

 
 
PowerPoint Basics
Introduction

 
Start at the Beginning

 
Starting PowerPoint

 
Selecting a Slide Background

 
Selection of Font Type and Size

 
Selecting Slide Views to Accomplish Work

 
Slide Transition and Animation

 
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

 
 
Building Non-linear PowerPoint Portfolios
Introduction

 
Making PowerPoint less linear by hyperlinking

 
Building a Structure for an Electronic Portfolio

 
Editing Images Using Basic PhotoShop Capabilities

 
Taking a part of the image: Cropping

 
Adjusting the size of an image

 
Masking part of an image: Filtering

 
Adjusting for brightness (color, contrast and brightness)

 
Editing sound

 
Editing video

 
 
Tools You Can Use
Introduction

 
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

 
 
PowerPoint-based Electronic Portfolios - Guides to Follow
Introduction

 
What happened - A guide to common errors

 
Downloading PowerPoint reader - for free!

 
Downloading QuickTime - for Free

 
The future - what promises to make electronic portfolios more effective

 
Key features
  • Written in an easily accessible style.
  • Numerous charts, summaries, a glossary, and appendices to assist readers.
  • Each chapter begins with a "conversation scenario" that adds relevancy and meaning to the chapter for the reader. 
  • A CD of sample portfolios.

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