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Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint
A Guide for Educators

Second Edition


April 2008 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators, Second Edition addresses the use of e-portfolios by pre- and in-service educators as a self-assessment tool and as a way to measure their studentsÆ 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, each chapter beginning with a ôconversation scenarioö to add relevance and meaning for the reader. There are also numerous charts, summaries, a glossary, and appendices. A Student Resource CD with PowerPoint templates, sample e-portfolios, and additional student resources is available.
 
Part I: Assessment and the Use of Electronic Portfolios
 
Chapter 1: The Foundations for Portfolio Development
Introduction

 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2: Kinds of Portfolios and Their Uses
Introduction

 
Types of Portfolios

 
Planning for a Portfolio

 
Examples From Purposeful Portfolios

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 3: Using Standards in Portfolio Construction
Introduction

 
Standards for Teachers

 
Resources for Standards

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 4: Self-Assessment Through Reflection
Introduction

 
Rubrics Can Help

 
Reflection and Self-Assessment

 
Self-Assessment for Teachers

 
Self-Assessment Opportunities for Students

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 5: Presenting the Portfolio
Introduction

 
Presentation Skills

 
Additional Resources for Design Decisions

 
Presenting the Portfolio to Others

 
Presentation of Teacher Portfolios

 
Presentations of Student Portfolios

 
Professional Development Presentations

 
Summary

 
 
Part II: Using PowerPoint to Author E-Portfolios
Chapter 6: Options for Electronic Portfolios

 
Introduction

 
Web-Based E-Portfolio Tools

 
Non-Web-Based (Local) E-Portfolio Tools

 
Selecting a Portfolio Tool

 
PowerPoint as an E-Portfolio Development Tool

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 7: 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

 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 8: Building Nonlinear PowerPoint Portfolios
Introduction

 
Making PowerPoint Less Linear by Hyperlinking

 
Building a Structure for an Electronic Portfolio

 
Editing Images Using Basic Photoshop Elements Capabilities

 
Editing Sound

 
Editing Video

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 9: 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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 10: Special Considerations and Options
Introduction

 
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?

 
Summary

 
 
Appendix: Troubleshooting Your PowerPoint-Based E-Portfolio

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ISBN: 9781412956758
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