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  1. page ePortfolios edited ... 5. The Presentation Portfolio – this involves presentation of the portfolio to an audience and…
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    5. The Presentation Portfolio – this involves presentation of the portfolio to an audience and celebrating the accomplishments represented in the portfolio. This stage is most important for professionals in education because it is through this stage that they get meaningful feedback and partnership in self-assessment. This also gives individuals a boost to carry out further development
    Advantages of having a teaching eportfolio
    {http://www.ccboe.com/barnhart/jacobweb/default1/Image45.gif} An eportfolioe-portfolio is a
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    creating an eportfolioe-portfolio takes a
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    share their eportfoliose-portfolios with colleagues
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    A successful eportfolioe-portfolio should also
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    success and fulfilmentfulfillment they derived
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    about it.
    EPortfolios

    E-Portfolios
    are fast
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    use of ePortfoliose-Portfolios can benefit
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    a professional ePorfolioe-Portfolio
    - The teacher’s model can be used to demonstrate and lead to professionalism by example
    - To help students to embrace, enhance and utilize information technology skills
    - To integrate other ways of learning and earning class credit beyond the classroom setting.
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    having an ePortfolio:e-Portfolio:
    Scholastic: The Professional Portfolio
    University of Iowa College of Education: Teacher's e-Portfolio
    Challenges
    As with other new & cutting edge technology trends, there are some costs, challenges and complications with ePortfolios for instructors and students alike.
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    who create ePortfoliose-Portfolios recognize that
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    creation of ePortfoliose-Portfolios requires as
    Additional obstacles, costs and challenges include:
    - creating and maintaining e-Portfolios can be a very labor intensive and difficult task. {http://nokiae50.info/images/43.jpg}
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    evaluating an ePortfolio,e-Portfolio, let alone
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    of students’ ePortfolios,e-Portfolios, can be
    - Because of the complexity of evaluating, scores against criteria have been found to be relatively inconsistent. This can lead to a more time-consuming “roll-out” as rater training becomes necessary.
    - The above listed difficulties are enhanced when an instructor or student does not have previous experience with working on something published on the web.
    - There are also concerns about students publishing their best work online as it pertains to plagiarism. With the search engines that are available today there is an increased threat of “Cyber-Plagiarism.”
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    applicable to ePortfoliose-Portfolios as students
    Research on e-Portfolios
    Banister, S., Vannatta, R. A., & Ross, C. (2006). Testing electronic portfolio systems in a teacher education: Finding the right fit. Action in Teacher {j0173955.gif} Education, 27(4), 81-90
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    - To help students to embrace, enhance and utilize information technology skills
    - To integrate other ways of learning and earning class credit beyond the classroom setting.
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    having an ePortfolio, please see...ePortfolio:
    Scholastic: The Professional Portfolio
    University of Iowa College of Education: Teacher's e-Portfolio
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    - To integrate other ways of learning and earning class credit beyond the classroom setting.
    For additional information about the benefits of having an ePortfolio, please see...
    http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4148
    http://www.education.uiowa.edu/CR842/teacher/
    Scholastic: The Professional Portfolio
    University of Iowa College of Education: Teacher's e-Portfolio

    Challenges
    As with other new & cutting edge technology trends, there are some costs, challenges and complications with ePortfolios for instructors and students alike.
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Saturday, December 15

  1. page Authentic Assessment edited ... The following clip outlines what authentic assessments are, how they look, and what they encom…
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    The following clip outlines what authentic assessments are, how they look, and what they encompass:
    How to do it?
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    of authentic assessment. {pyramid5.gif} assessment.http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assess.shtml
    Step 1: Identify the Standards
    It is important to determine what your students should know and what they will be able to do before you can teach and assess them. In order to do this, you will need a good set of //standards//. Or do I need //goals//? Or //objectives//?
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    Challenges:
    Authentic assessment is more time-consuming and labor-intensive than traditional assessment. It is also typically more expensive. It requires that a rubric be developed for the students. These can be tricky to design as they will need to specify very clearly what the learning objectives are. Furthermore, care will have to be taken to avoid bias in scoring the rubric and to maintain objectivity. Since the scores are judgment-based, there may be concern over the reliability of them. Teachers should be careful to design authentic assessments which are sufficiently rigorous, and to make sure that outcomes can be evaluated based upon how successfully they accomplish the stated goals of the lesson.
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    and students, accomadatingaccomodating authentic learning
    A few helpful hints for designing authentic assessments...when using authentic assessment we are trying to avoid this:
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  2. page ePortfolios edited ... - To help students to embrace, enhance and utilize information technology skills - To integra…
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    - To help students to embrace, enhance and utilize information technology skills
    - To integrate other ways of learning and earning class credit beyond the classroom setting.
    For additional information about the benefits of having an ePortfolio, please see...
    http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4148
    http://www.education.uiowa.edu/CR842/teacher/
    Challenges
    As with other new & cutting edge technology trends, there are some costs, challenges and complications with ePortfolios for instructors and students alike.
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    an individual. It is important that those who create ePortfolios recognize that simply because a portfolio is made electronically available, that does not mean it is necessarily superior to other forms of portfolios. The creation of ePortfolios requires as much time, effort, and careful consideration as the construction of any other type of portfolio.
    Additional obstacles, costs and challenges include:
    - creating and maintaining e-Portfolios can be a very labor intensive and difficult task. {http://nokiae50.info/images/43.jpg}
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  3. page Authentic Assessment edited ... Related Theories: Constructivism- Students build their own meaning out of lessons. Encourages…
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    Related Theories:
    Constructivism- Students build their own meaning out of lessons. Encourages group projects and collaborative learning. Students take an active role in their own learning. Students learn by "doing." In authentic assessment, a staple point is that students find personal connections and in-depth meaning in the projects being taught. Most instructors utilize the use of rubrics in order to give students a overview of what goals they should strive to meet. Building off of these rubrics, students create their own understandings of the lessons. Teachers and instructors fill the roals of coaches and advisors, but do not dominate the lesson. This allows students to pose their own research questions, formulate their own construction of knowledge, problem solve, explore, and build off of prior knowledge.
    BenefitsBenefits:
    Authentic assessments are appropriate for all areas of the curriculum, and for all grades. They help develop the higher level thinking skills of evaluation and analysis, as well as critical thinking skills. The nature of the tasks encourage creativity and inquisitiveness. Because they require that students initiate learning on their own, they also encourage independence. The variety of possible student products that could result are limitless. Most significantly, authentic assessments prepare students for tasks that they will do in real life.
    Authentic assessments have many potential benefits. Diane Hart, author of Authentic Assessment: A Handbook for Educators, suggests the following rewards for utilizing authentic assessment in the classroom:
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    Authentic assessment provides valuable information to the teacher on student progress as well as the success of instruction.
    Parents will more readily understand authentic assessments than the abstract percentiles, grade equivalents, and other measures of standardized tests.
    ChallengesChallenges:
    Authentic assessment is more time-consuming and labor-intensive than traditional assessment. It is also typically more expensive. It requires that a rubric be developed for the students. These can be tricky to design as they will need to specify very clearly what the learning objectives are. Furthermore, care will have to be taken to avoid bias in scoring the rubric and to maintain objectivity. Since the scores are judgment-based, there may be concern over the reliability of them. Teachers should be careful to design authentic assessments which are sufficiently rigorous, and to make sure that outcomes can be evaluated based upon how successfully they accomplish the stated goals of the lesson.
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    and students, accomodatingaccomadating authentic learning
    A few helpful hints for designing authentic assessments...when using authentic assessment we are trying to avoid this:
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  4. page Test Banks edited ... Question Types Test banks are by nature a resource for creating the type of standard written …
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    Question Types
    Test banks are by nature a resource for creating the type of standard written tests with which students are likely familiar. These often focus on retention of specific facts and definitions, and come in a number of common forms. There are various forms that can be applied in combination or solely in one selected format.
    Multiple choice {http://assessmentdirect.com/images/multiple-choice.gif}
    Multiple choice tests frequently ask a question to which there is a specific answer provided among a number of possible answers provded for a student to choose from. Students are encouraged to select the one they feel is most accurate and in some cases the request is made for students to select all that they feel may apply. Four is the most common, though there is some variety; typically student will have three to five choices. One of the provided answers is regarded as the correct choice for such questions, and assessment is based on the student choosing this correct answer. The students' number of responses matching the correct answer is divided by the total number of questions to yield a percentage.
    Cautions when using multiple choice
    It is necessary to ensure that each question has exactly one correct answer
    Choices provided which are not the desired answer should not be instantly recognizable as incorrect
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    True/false
    This type of question provides a statement, and the student reponds by indicating whether the statement is true or false.
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