CORE Breakfast Seminar on ePortfolios

ePortfolio presentation given at a CORE Education Breakfast Seminar.
Some of the main points from the presentation:
  • clarify your purpose (pedagogy) before your technology (eportfolio tool)
  • the eportfolio becomes the vehicle for drawing in the components of effective pedagogy and assessment
  • engage all stakeholders in discussion about the purpose and expectations surrounding eportfolios
  • the eportfolio learning process is complex and cyclic, mirroring our expectation of teachers engaging in teaching as inquiry
  • quality feedback, reflection and next steps are integral for eportfolios to support learning and attainment of goals

ePortfolios #14: 3-Way Interviews and Priorities

ePortfolios #13: A Reflection on my Classroom’s PROCESS

from Jamin

Starting eportfolios

Info from Chris Harbeck

ePortfolios #11: Some Gold Nuggets

from Jamin Lietze

Tumblr for ePortfolio

From Nick Rate, NZ

The Role of e-Portfolios in Formative and Summative Assessment

ePortfolios and mLearning Part 1

ePortfolios and mLearning Part 2

Authentic Assessment Toolbox - Portfolios

eportfolios and Google

Link to more You Tube eportfolios videos

Bucklands Beach Intermediate Sample E Portfolios

This is an update of an earlier sampler

Student eportfolio example

Digital Portfolios

Dr. Helen Barrett's Professional Portfolio

ePortfolio Mash Up with GoogleApps

ePortfolios with GoogleApps

Electronic Portfolios with Google Apps

An e-portfolio is created from many small, inter-connected pieces. Google's suite of web-based products offers a rich environment for creating e-portfolios, which incorporates several different elements and tools, depending on your purpose:
  • "E-Portfolios for Learning" provide an environment to reflect about your learning, telling your own story of growth over time. These working portfolios are often structured as journals or blogs where you can include samples of your work along with personal reflections. (This is my Blogger blog, where I document my activities, achievements, and reflections... my personal learning environment.)
  • "E-Portfolios for Personal Branding and Self-Marketing" let you develop a "resume on steroids" for showcasing skills and samples of your best work to potential employers, customers, or graduate schools. (This is my Google Site, set up with my own domain name in Google Apps, highlighting my professional achievements.)
  • "E-Portfolios for Assessment/Accountability" are used by educational institutions to document achievement, sometimes replacing or supplementing standardized tests, or more traditional forms of evaluation. (I don't have an example, because many of these highly structured portfolios are behind passwords and most universities use customized systems for this purpose.)
If you are interested in creating an e-portfolio for one of these purposes, here is a recommended process:
  • Begin with a working portfolio, that could be as simple as a reflective journal or blog in Blogger, the Announcements page type in Google Sites, or even a Google Docs document set up as a diary.
  • Using several Google tools, collect digital documents that represent your best or typical work:
    • Google Docs provides a great environment for developing and storing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations as well as PDFs. Google Docs also lets you share your work with others for commenting and feedback.
    • Share videos and images using YouTube and Picasa.
    • Upload other file types as attachments in Google Sites.
  • To create a more structured presentation of your work for a particular audience, select certain pieces to go into a more tailored portfolio/website. Google Sites can help you organize your work with a reflective narrative, telling your story while linking to supporting evidence (selected entries from your journal/blog and links to files in your digital archive) to meet your intended purpose. Here is a high school portfolio where a student documents his senior project.

Portfolios at Russell St School, Palmerston North

E-Portfolios - Fielding Cluster

Student eportfolio links, Fairfield Intermediate

From Erin Freeman's class

My Portfolio

Free to NZ schools for 2009
My Portfolio provides a personal learning environment to record and showcase evidence of achievement, manage development plans, set goals, and create online learning communities.

E Portfolios

Links to information from Bucklands Beach Intermediate

Examples of Bucklands Beach Intermediate student eportfolios

Jess Cheyenne Nicola Ellen Henry Chase Jordan



Above students eportfolios on a wiki. Note: Slow loading as has a Wix graphic.

VoiceThread as a Digital Portfolio

From Chrissy, Teaching Sagittaran

Using Google Apps for ePortfolios in K-12 Education

eportfolios's lesson_plans and digitalstorytelling Bookmarks

Delicious links

An Example from a young teacher

She uses Glogster and wikispaces. It's an example of how you can tie all the pieces together but remember we don't want students giving out as much personal information as she has!

How To Create ePortfolios with GoogleApps

Creating an Interactive Portfolio with Google Sites

ePortfolio Mash Up with GoogleApps

external image GoogleAppsEd5.jpg

How To Create an ePortfolio with Google Pages

Authentic Assessment Toolbox - ePortfolios

ePortfolios #3: In Pursuit of the Ultimate Platform

ePortfolios #4: Criteria

A blog posts by Jamin Lietze

Creating an Effective Online Portfolio



This is a short overview of ePortfolios using primary and secondary sources

Resources on e-portfolios

In education, a ‘portfolio’ refers to a personal collection of information describing, documenting and recording a person’s achievements and learning. Portfolios are used for many different purposes such as a tool for evaluating leaning, for accreditation of prior experience, for continuing professional development, to assist a job application, or for a certification of competences acquired through a course or from work experience . An educational portfolio is mainly used to encourage personal reflection and involves the exchange of ideas and feedback. Many people have already used some kind of portfolio. Most of them have built a portfolio to collect evidence required to get certificates or to show what they have learned in a concrete situation or training. The development of information and learning technologies has led to the development of digital portfolios or electronic portfolios, commonly referred as e-Portfolios.


Portfolios can be used as an authentic assessment tool in the classroom, or as a method to showcase your professional accomplishments. This collection of articles and resources will help your students build portfolios to demonstrate what they've learned so that you can monitor their progress with fewer tests.

EFolio in the UK There is a serious challenge to educators and education. It was expected that all schools would have a VLE capable of supporting an e-Portfolio by Spring 2008. But how much do teachers really understand about e-Portfolios? How will it change Teaching & Learning? How will it affect working conditions? Do parents have a say in all of this?

Guide to Using Free Tools to Create an Online Portfolio for Work or School

Welcome to the Guide to Using Free Tools to Create an Online Portfolio for Work or School. This was created to provide additional notes, resources and examples for participants in my Using Free Tools to Create an Online Portfolio webinar.

eduKite This is not a free tool but worth looking at

EduKite is a portal environment which manages personal web pages in way that is simple for everyone.
You don’t have to be well-resourced or technically inclined to benefit from e-learning opportunities. By giving you the means to control content on the web, EduKite expands your school’s communication channels and broadens your teaching scope. So . . . why not consider the possibilities of e-learning solution that brings the creative potential of e-portfolios into an elegant portal environment ?

My Portfolio This is a New Zealand site

Welcome to MyPortfolio


  • Create a plan of study, a career plan, map your personal development
  • Maintain multiple web-based resumés
  • Showcase your achievements with all sorts of files, photos, blogs and graphics
  • Create media rich Views to share with family, friends, employers and instructors
  • Reflect as part of your learning experience


  • Create portfolio projects as part of your class
  • Help your students prepare and thrive in the digital age
  • Comment on and assess your students' achievements
  • Create your own portfolio, for your class and for your career
  • Explore how portfolios and personal development planning can deliver learning outcomes


  • Prepare school leaver profiles for all your students
  • Showcase your students' accomplishments
  • Enable family to share with the students' learning experiences
  • Prepare your students for work, study and life

E Portfolios in Australia

Some useful links here

Articles About Digital Portfolios

Includes links to other articles and ideas about Teaching and Thinking with Technology

Using the Logitech Digital Pen for Portfolio Assessment

An interesting new tool!

Developing Student Electronic Portfolios

A portfolio is an organized, purposeful collection of student work that displays knowledge, understanding, skills, accomplishments, interests, and achievement over a specified time.

Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom

The Digital Portfolio- A Richer Picture of Student Performance

Dr Helen Barrett's Links

Digital Stories in ePortfolios- Multiple Purposes and Tools

An ePortfolio is a purposeful collection of work that demonstrates effort, progress and achievement over time, stored in an electronic container (CD, DVD, WWW). In this context and in terms of the technology, a digital story is a digital video clip, told in the author's own voice, illustrated mostly with still images, with an optional music track added for emotional effect. Rhetorically, a digital story is a personal narrative that may show the author’s identity: strengths, weaknesses, achievements, disappointments, learning experiences, passions, and hopes for the future; in other words: reflection.

How to use WikiSpaces to create an interactive electronic portfolio

With links to other eportfolio information

Creating ePortfolios with Web 2.0 Tools