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Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook : A How -To Guide for Educators

Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook : A How -To Guide for Educators - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205343454

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ISBN13: 978-0205343454
ISBN10: 0205343457
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook : A How -To Guide for Educators - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205343454

Clare R. Kilbane and Natalie B. Milman

ISBN13: 978-0205343454
ISBN10: 0205343457
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook offers comprehensive information on preparing a teaching portfolio for a Web site or CD-ROM.

This practical text not only demonstrates the process for developing a digital teaching portfolio, it also provides students with strategies and suggestions for creating an appealing package that is accessible to a diverse audience. The Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook helps students understand the benefits of portfolios and how to use portfolios to enhance professional growth and success. This comprehensive guide is not only an essential learning tool but also a fabulous resource for students entering the teaching profession.

When posted on the Web or burned on CD-ROM, digital portfolios provide easily accessible and professionally appealing representations of educators' work. But the process of producing a portfolio can be even more useful than the product. This text allows teachers to acquire skills while reflecting on their professional growth during development--displaying pedagogical knowledge by using technological skills.

Features:

  • Describes digital principal portfolios in Chapter 1. No other text on the market describes digital principal portfolios and their benefits, including reasons why teachers might develop teaching portfolios and why others (such as schools of education, principals, and district personnel) might advocate their use.
  • Describes the process of developing a digital teaching portfolio in Part III. No other text on the market provides a description of and activities for developing a digital teaching portfolio.
  • Chapter 11, helps teachers understand the benefits and disadvantages of a variety of software for creating digital teaching portfolios and select the software that's right for them.
  • Describes the hardware necessary for creating a digital teaching portfolio in chapters 8-12.
  • Screen shots throughout illustrate concepts addressed in the text.

Author Bio

Kilbane, Clare R. : University of Massachusetts

Milman, Natalie B. : George Washington University

Table of Contents

Introduction: Portfolios Build Better Teachers.

Part I. THE CASE FOR PORTFOLIOS.

1. Portfolios, Teaching Portfolios, and Digital Teaching Portfolios.

Portfolios.
Professional Portfolios.
Teaching Portfolios.
Teaching Portfolio Trends.
Digital Teaching Portfolios.

2. Putting Portfolios in Perspective.

Standards and the Quest for Educational Quality.
3. The Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for Preservice and Inservice Teachers.
Benefits for Teachers.
Personal Benefits for Teachers.
4. The Benefits of Digital Portfolios for Principals, School Districts, and Schools of Education.
Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for Principals.
Benefits for School Districts.
Benefits for Teacher Education Programs.


Part II. THE DIGITAL TEACHING PORTFOLIO PROCESS: UNDERSTANDING THE PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

5. Planning Your Portfolio.

Focusing Your Portfolio: Defining the Purpose and Audience.
Framing Your Portfolio.

6. Considering Portfolio Materials.

What Are the Ingredients of Your Portfolio?
Collecting Portfolio Content.
Selecting Portfolio Content.
Reflecting on Portfolio Content.

7. Designing the Portfolio: Organizing and Producing the Portfolio.

Organizing the Portfolio Contents.
Before Producing Your Portfolio.

8. Evaluating the Portfolio.

Portfolios and Evaluation.
Evaluating Your Portfolio.
Conducting Formative Evaluation of Your Portfolio.
Summative Evaluation of Your Portfolio.

9. Publishing the Portfolio.

Options for Publishing Your Portfolio.
Publishing Your Portfolio on the World Wide Web Using FTP.
Publishing Your Portfolio to a CD-ROM or DVD-R.
Publishing Your Portfolio onto a Zip or Floppy Disk.
Publishing Your Portfolio on Paper.
Testing Your Site.


Part III. THINKING ABOUT PUTTING "DIGITAL" INTO YOUR TEACHING PORTFOLIO.

10. Things to Consider Before and After Getting Started.

The Digital Portfolio Commandments.

11. Selecting Software for the Creation of Your Digital Teaching Portfolio.

Factors Influencing Software Selection.
Other Factors to Consider When Selecting Portfolio Development Software.
A Brief Review of Software.

12. Hardware and Other Production Tools.

Multimedia Computers.
Ram.
CD-ROM.
Scanners.
Digital Cameras.
Digital Video Cameras.
Mass Storage Devices.
DVD-R (Digital Versatile Disk Recorders).

13. Principles of Graphic Design.

The Importance of Graphic Design.
The Principles of Graphic Design.
Factors that Might Affect the Visual Appearance of Your Digital Teaching Portfolio.

Epilogue.

Appendix A. The Principal's Digital Portfolio.

Appendix B. Portfolio-Centered Professional Development: A Plan for Helping School Districts Deal with Problems Related to Professional Development.

Appendix C. Letter to Parent/Guardian Describing Release Form.

Appendix D. Minor Release Form.

References.